Black Pen Immigration offers a condensed training course specifically tailored to corporate organisations. With recent amendments to SA immigration, a comprehensive approach is given to the changes, the online process, the VFS Centres and visa’s pivotal for corporate clients.


▪ To understand pertinent principles of SA immigration legislation

▪ To be aware of amendments in SA immigration legislation

▪ To be aware of and understand SA immigration compliance requirements

▪ To explore procedures and processes in meeting SA immigration compliance requirements


▪ To use Case Law to interpret and apply legislation

▪ To understand legal requirements and how best to handle immigration-related issues in terms of the South African Law

▪ To understand the different visa options and requirements

▪ Specific Focus on General Work Visa, Intra Company Transfer Visa, Critical Skills Visa and Corporate Visa

▪ To understand application processes for temporary visa’s


▪ HR practitioners

▪ Business owners

▪ Compliance and risk managers

Duration: Full Day Course inclusive of all course material

Price: R1850 per person

To book please contact 021 418 2897 or

We offer absolute convenience and our dedicated consultants will make preferential bookings to facilitate training on your premises, if required.



South African immigration is regulated by the Immigration Act 13 of 2002 as amended in 2007 and 2011 which came into effect on the 26th of May 2014. 
Over the years, as foreign business interest in South Africa has increased, many South African and/or foreign companies based in South Africa have required staff to fill certain skills shortages in South Africa or fulfil corporate requirements .
There are many scenarios where corporates are required to navigate immigration requirements to achieve short or long term human resources issues. They may need foreign employees for short term projects or for a longer period.
As with any approach to immigration to South Africa it is very important to know what is required and what processes and timeframes are involved to effectively plan any corporate immigration solution. Our team consists of dedicated lawyers, whose global experience and knowledge combined with commercial acumen helps us easily navigate this complex area. As the Immigration rules become complex globally with changes and newer restrictions, we ensure that our advice covers more than an outline of options.

Black Pen Immigration prides itself in offering solid, practical and cost effective immigration solutions to assist companies and employers with their immigration needs by:

▪ Comprehensively assessing the employer’s needs;

▪ Understanding the nature of the employer’s industry;

▪ Outlining solid and practical immigration solutions to meet an employer’s specific requirements;

▪ Creating solid communication processes;

▪ Guiding the employer through every step;

▪ Providing regular progress reports.

Black Pen's Immigration approach:

▪ Evaluate Company’s corporate immigration needs;

▪ Offer a feasible immigration solution;

▪ Manage the preparation process for each individual applicant;

▪ Create clear and comprehensive communication channels;

▪ Keep the company updated on immigration trends and changes in policy and timeframes;

▪ Adapt to any changes in policy, approach and law;

▪ Constantly seek ways to improve the process and communication with the Dept. of Home Affairs, its missions abroad and the company’s we represent;

▪ Ensure that all our clients are assisted in personal manner and hold regular feedback sessions.


Under most categories of the South African Immigration Act certain requirements can be met to allow a person to apply for permanent residence in South Africa.

Once a person has applied for and received permanent residence this person is afforded all the rights, privileges and obligations of a South African citizen other than those rights reserved exclusively for citizens such as the right to vote and the right to hold a South African Passport.


Subject to section 25 and any prescribed requirements, the Director-General may issue a permanent residence permit to a foreigner

▪ who has been the holder of a work visa, in terms of this Act for five years and has proven to the satisfaction of the Director-General that he or she has received an offer for permanent employment;

▪ who has been the spouse of a citizen or permanent resident for five years and the Director-General is satisfied that a good faith spousal relationship exists: Provided that such permanent residence permit shall lapse if at any time within two years from the issuing of that permanent residence permit the good faith spousal relationship no longer subsists, save for the case of death;

▪ who is a child under the age of 21 of a citizen or permanent resident, provided that such permit shall lapse if such foreigner does not submit an application for its confirmation within two years of his or her having turned 18 years of age; or

▪ who is a child of a citizen.


For individuals

▪ who are in possession of a permanent work offer in South; or

▪ who have critical skills and qualifications;

▪ who intend to establish a business in South Africa;

▪ who qualify as Refugees in terms of Section 27 (c) of the Refugees Act;

▪ who qualify as retired persons;

▪ who are financially independent;

▪ who are relatives (biologically or judicially adopted) of a South African citizen/permanent residence permit holder.