• Michaela Gabriel

    Working + visitor permit

    posted by  Michaela Gabriel in South Africa forum 

    Hi Raffaele,

    if you come in on a visitor visa, it will be valid for 3 months. Close to the expiry date you may extend the visitor visa for an extra 3 months. Once the extension on the visitor visa has expired you will have to depart South Africa and return home. You can however come back and get another 3 months.

    If you receive an offer of employments while on a visitor permit, the permit can be changed to work permit.

    It is entirely up to the employer if they are willing to make an offer of employment to an individual who is currently on a visitor's visa and then willing to apply for a work permit after the offer has been signed. Some employers prefer an individual to have a valid work permit whilst being in South Africa.

    If you are fluent in Italian, the other option you have is find a job with a Business Process Outsourcing company and take advantage of their corporate work permit. This enables you to look around for work while staying in South Africa.

    I recommend give our foreign language recruitment consultant Diana a ring to discuss your options: +27 21 488 9800

    or check out

    current jobs for Italian speakers in Cape Town:

    Let me know if you have any additional questions.

    Best regards,

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