South Africa Business Visa

Investment in your own Business, with or without a South African partner.

A business Visa is regulated in terms of Section 15(1), Regulation 14

business visa may be issued by the Department of Home Affairs to a foreigner intending to establish or invest in a business in South Africa in which he or she may be employed, and to members of such foreigners’ immediate family providing that certain requirements have been met.

Although the Act calls for investment of R5,0 million in a business to get both temporary and permanent business visa, you can get these visas with less capital investment - sometimes for as low asR400,000 ($45,000 USD) investment using our expert team at SA Migration Services.

Many businesses do not require a capital investment as large as R5 million and in certain cases, you are allowed to reduce this amount and commit to a smaller investment if your business falls within the certain industries . The following businesses to be in the national interest, and therefore qualifying for reduction or waiver of the capitalisation requirements as determined to be in the national interest in relation to a Business Visa:

  • Agro-processing
    • Business Process Outsourcing and IT Enabled Services
    • Capital / Transport equipment, metals and electrical machinery and apparatus
    • Electro Technical
    • Textile, Clothing and Leather
    • Pulp, paper and Furniture
    • Consumer goods
    • Boatbuilding
    • Automotives and Components
    • Green Economy Industries – Power Generation / Renewable Energy
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Tourism infrastructure
    • Chemicals, plastic fabrication and pharmaceuticals
    • Creative and Design Industry
    • Oil and Gas
    • Mineral beneficiation
    • Infrastructure Development
    • ICT - Information and communications technology

The Minister has declared any businesses in the following sector as undesirable and will therefore not be considered under this category of Visa :

a) Businesses that import second hand motor vehicles into the Republic of South Africa

or the purpose of exporting to other markets outside the Republic of South Africa

b) The exotic entertainment industry

c) Security Industry

SA Migration Services will professionally help to arrange your Business Visas for you.
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South Africa is going through a very exciting stage at the moment and there is lots of opportunity to be involved in this emerging economy. Especially for small business owners, the markets are extremely lucrative and the government welcomes anyone who wants to invest.

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