From Relocate Magazine
Employers are being advised to monitor the implementation of the South African 2011 Immigration Amendment Act 13 while the Federal Legislature and Department of Home Affairs (DHA) continue to finalise implementation of its amendments.
In its Global Brief, immigration expert Pro-Link GLOBAL says that the proposed changes could amend in part several details of the popular Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Work Permit, both to extend the maximum duration of stay from 24 months to 48 months, and to specify exit and renewal requirements for ICT permit holders.
The South African ICT permit is one of the most common work authorisations sought by multinational companies for their employees, says Pro-Link GLOBAL.
Currently, the permit’s duration is capped at a maximum of 24 months after which the employee is eligible to apply for further work authorisation under the General Work Permit application stream.
The upcoming changes, although yet to be officially confirmed, are anticipated to extend the maximum duration of ICT permits to 48 months.
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