Cameroon Work Visas and Permits

cameroon work visasTo live and work in this Central African country, foreign nationals need the appropriate visas. Intergate Africa help you apply for the correct Cameroon work visas.

Cameroon work visas and permits

The Skilled Professionals Work Permit is issued most often in Cameroon.

This permit is valid for up to 2 years and can be renewed indefinitely. It is best to apply for a 6-month visa to allow plenty of time to make an application for the permit.

Who needs a visa or permit?

Whether or not you’ll need a visa or permit will depend on:

  • Your qualifications;
  • If your employer has an entity in Cameroon; and
  • The nature of your work.

What constitutes ‘work’ in Cameroon?

The following activities, whether paid or unpaid, generally constitute work under Cameroon’s laws:

– Hands-on technical work.
– Repairs and maintenance.
– Project planning and implementation.
– Installation and testing of software.
– Management consultancy.

This is not comprehensive list though. Many other professional activities are considered work in Cameroon, even if conducted for a short duration.

Getting started with Cameroon work visas and permits

If you would like to know more about work visas and permit for Cameroon, please contact us:

  • Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
  • Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions. You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead.

Either way, we will set up a consultation as a first step to determine the scope of your needs. This will enable us to start applying for the correct permits as quickly as possible. Rest assured that our consultants have the necessary experience and knowledge to assist with whatever your business needs may be.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, the visa regulations and requirements for Cameroon are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Mauritius Work Visas and Business Visas

Mauritius Work VisasWe realise the difficulties our clients have in obtaining the correct advice and solutions for Mauritius work visas. That’s why we conduct a proper consultation process before proceeding with any visa applications.

Intergate Africa is one of the continent’s leading immigration consultants. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Mauritius.

Please note the following about Mauritius work visas

Nationals from the European Union, Canada, the US and many other countries do not require a visa to enter Mauritius to conduct business activities.

Most business travelers may be eligible to obtain a visa upon arrival in Mauritius. Select nationals who require a visa to enter Mauritius must obtain a Business Visa from a Mauritian Consulate or Embassy, prior to travel.

The type of work permit required depends on:

  • Your qualifications.
  • Your salary.
  • Your nationality.
  • Whether your employer has an entity in Mauritius.
  • The nature and duration of your work.

The most common Mauritian work permits are:

  • Short Term Occupation Permit (short-term work permit).
  • Occupation Permit (long-term work permit).

There are no nationals who are exempt from the work permit requirements in Mauritius.

Getting started with Mauritius work visas and business visas

If you would like to know more about work and business visas for Mauritius, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions. You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead.

Either way, we will set up a consultation as a first step to determine the scope of your needs, in order for us to start applying for the correct permits as quickly as possible. Rest assured that our consultants have the necessary experience and knowledge to assist with whatever your business needs may be.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep the information on Mauritius work visas and business visas up to date, the visa regulations and requirements for Mauritius are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Nigeria Work Visas

nigeria work visas

Do you need advice on and assistance with Nigeria work visas? Intergate Africa are here to help you identify the appropriate type of work permit for Ghana along with the submission and securing process.

Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration service providers. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg with partnerships across Africa, including Nigeria.

How we can help

We will start by doing a comprehensive consultation. This will determine your needs and decide the type of Nigerian visa to apply for. Intergate Africa can assist with:

  • Short-term work visas.
  • Long-term work visas.
  • Business visas.

Please note the following

Business visitors to Nigeria typically use a Business visa, granted for 90 days, with the possibility of one 30-day extension in country at the discretion of authorities. After a stay of 56 cumulative days in a 12-month period, an extension is required for non-Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nationals.

Depending on the duration of stay, foreign nationals requiring work authorization typically apply for a Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card (CERPAC) or a Temporary Work Permit (TWP):

  • A TWP is usually issued for 60 or 90 days, but it is only issued as a single entry permit into Nigeria.
  • When applying for a long-term work permit (CERPAC), the applicant will first have to apply for a Subject to Regularization (STR) Visa which will allow them entry into Nigeria. Upon entry, the individual will then have to apply for a CERPAC from the Nigerian Immigration Serive in Nigeria.

Additionally, nationals of countries that are not ECOWAS members have different options for work authorization than ECOWAS nationals.

Please note: Unmarried partners and same-sex spouses and partners are not considered dependents in Nigeria.

Contact us today to get started on Nigeria work visas

If you would like to know more about work visas for Nigeria, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions and set up a consultation.

You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead. You can be sure of a quick response and expert advice.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep the information on Nigeria work visas up to date, the work visa regulations and requirements for Nigeria are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Our Visa Network in African Countries

visa network in african countriesIntergate Africa have an established professional partner visa network in African countries across the continent. These partnerships enable us to liaise with various authorities for the obtaining of work or business visas and associated requirements.

For the moment, we have partnered with professionals in countries that have seen an increase in requests for work visas:

We are, however, constantly developing our network and will add more countries to the list.

How we set your goals in motion

Our process for each country stays the same – the first order of business is always a comprehensive fact-finding consultation to understand what you need to achieve and by when you need it done. This information is then used to put together a detailed and clear plan of action.

The aim? To get you up and running as quickly as possible, while staying within the legal parameters of the country you’re dealing with.

Contact us to make our visa network in African countries work for you

Let Intergate Africa be your partner for work and business visas in Africa. You can set up a consultation with one of our immigration specialists by calling us on either +27 (0) 21 424 2460 or +27 (0) 11 234 4275. Alternatively, send an enquiry and one of our immigration specialists will contact you instead.

Work Visa Uganda

work visa ugandaNeed advice and assistance with a work visa for Uganda? Intergate Immigration can help. We can provide information on work visas for Uganda as well as assist with the application process.

Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration companies. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Uganda.

Please note the following about Ugandan work visas

All foreign nationals who are seeking to work in Uganda must have the relevant work visa. There are different classes and categories of work visas, as listed below:

Class A Work Visa – Government and Diplomatic Service

  • For applicants contracted by the Government of Uganda; or
  • Diplomats appointed for service in Uganda.

Class A2 Work Visa – Government Contractors

  • For applicants who have been appointed on government contracts, including persons serving in Government tertiary institutions.

Class B Work Visa – Investment in Agriculture

  • For applicants who are investing in the agricultural industry.

Class C Work Visa – Mining

  • For applicants intending to invest in the prospecting of minerals or mining in Uganda.

Class D Work Visa – Business and Trade

  • For applicants who intend to conduct business or trade in Uganda.

Class E Work Visa – Manufacturers

  • For applicants who intend establishing and investing in a manufacturing business in Uganda.

Class F Work Visa – Professionals

  • For applicants who are members of prescribed professionals, who will practice such professions in Uganda.

Class G1 Work Visa – Volunteers, NGO Workers, Missionaries

  • For applicants who intend to carry out work as a volunteer, NGO worker or missionary.

Class G2 Work Visa – Employees

For applicants intending to work in Uganda as employees. Please note: This is whether the employment is for financial gain or not.

Employment of EAC Nationals under the EAC (East African Community)

There are certain categories of workers who are allowed to obtain work vsias for Uganda within the protocal of the EAC Common Market. These categories include:

  • Chairman of a company.
  • Civil engineers.
  • Aircraft and ship controllers and technicians.

Visa applications must still be made under one of the work visa categories. Further to this:

  • Should the applicant have a work contract of 90 days or more, the visa application must be made within 15 days of the date of having concluded the contract of employment.
  • Where the work contract is not for a period of more than 90 days, a special pass must be sough. A special pass is also provide to EAC nationals pending the approval of their work visa.

Contact us today to get started with a work visa Uganda

Getting all your questions answered and starting the application process is simple. All you have to do is call us. You can reach our immigration specialists for Africa in either Cape Town or Johannesburg:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275.

You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead. You can be sure of a quick response and expert advice.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep the information on Uganda work visas up to date, the work visa regulations and requirements for Uganda are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Zambia Work Permit and Business Visa

zambia work permitDo you need a Zambia work permit or business visa for one or more of your staff? Intergate Africa can help.

Intergate Africa is one of the continent’s leading immigration consultants. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Zambia.

Work permits

Zambia has a short-term and long-term work permit available:

Temporary Employment Permit

The Zambian Department of Immigration has set up an entire department which solely deals with short-term work permit applications. These applications are therefore dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

Important to note:

  • The applicant is granted permission to work and be in the country as soon as the application is submitted.
  • Zambia’s immigration regulations require the applicant to be in Zambia while the application is being processed.
  • The permit is in the form of a permit book, which the applicants receives within 30 days of the submitting the application.

Validity period:

The Temporary Employment Permit is issued for up to 3 months. It can be renewed only once, for a further 3 months. The renewal has to happen in Zambia.

Employment Permit

The Employment Permit is issued to foreigners who enter the country to take up employment for a period exceeding six months. Applicants cannot enter Zambia until the permit has been approved and issued. This process takes up to 5 weeks.

Validity:

The Employment Permit is issued for up to 24 months. Renewals are possible and simple. It happens through a process called ‘variation’. All that’s needed for this process are:

  • The new company registration documents.
  • Motivational letter.
  • Contract of employment.

Business visas

A Zambian business visa is intended for a person who comes to Zambia intending to attend:

  • Meetings;
  • Conferences;
  • Seminars;
  • Corporate events;
  • Business prospection missions, and to
  • Arrange business transactions;
  • Sign contracts,
  • Consult or advise; and for
  • Training and even learning as an observant in a classroom.

Getting started with a Zambia work permit or business visa

If you would like to know more about work permits or business visas for Zambia, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions. You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead.

Either way, we will set up a consultation as a first step to determine the scope of your needs, in order for us to start applying for the correct permits or visas as quickly as possible. Rest assured that our consultants have the necessary experience and knowledge to assist with whatever your business needs may be.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, the regulations and requirements for Zambia are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Namibia Work Visa and Business Visas

namibia work visaDo you have to send employees in Namibia or set up operations in Namibia? Then you’ll need a Namibia work visa or business visa.

Intergate Africa can help either way. Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration companies. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Namibia.

Work visas

A Namibian work visa grants employment authorisation to foreign nationals. The visa will specify the following:

  • Time period allocated for the specific activity.
  • Description of the persons authorised to work.
  • Employer details.
  • The foreign national’s professional occupation.

The main visa categories are Short Term visas and Long Term visas:

Short Term visas

A Short Term visa is valid for 90 days and can be extended once more. The applicant may apply while outside of Namibia.

Please note: 

It is important that the applicant has a tertiary qualification  in line with their occupation. Namibia’s Department of Home Affairs insists on this.

Long Term visas

A Long Term visa is for foreign nationals who want to work in Namibia for 7 months or longer. These visas are usually issued for between 1 and 2 years.

Please note:

The Namibian employer has to be able to prove that all reasonable efforts were made to first employ a Namibian national. For this reason the position has to be advertised in a local Namibian newspaper.

Namibian business visas

A Namibian business visa is intented for persons who travel to Namibia to attend:

  • Business prospection missions.
  • Business meetings.
  • Conferences.
  • Seminars.
  • Corporate events.
  • Official government visits.
  • Expos.
  • Trade fairs.
  • Short training courses (no longer than 90 days).

A business visa does not allow the holder to:

  • Take up any employment in Namibia.
  • Do on-site work at a third party.
  • Take on any activity where remuneration is received.

Namibian immigration regulations state that business visas are single entry visas valid for a maximum of up to 90 days per annum. However, practice shows that business visas are usually only issued for 14 days at a time.

Contact us today to get started on a Namibia work visa

If you would like to know more about work or business visas for Namibia, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

One of our African immigration specialists will be available to answer all your questions and set up a consultation.

You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead. You can be sure of a quick response and expert advice.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, regulations and requirements for Namibia are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Ghana Work Permit and Business Visa

ghana work permitDo you need advice on and assistance with a Ghana work permit or business visa? Intergate Africa are here to help you identify the appropriate type of permit or visa for Ghana along with the submission and securing process.

Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration service providers. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Ghana.

Work permits

There are two options when sending employees to work in Ghana:

Option A: For urgent missions:

Start with application for an Entry Business Visa, with applications for the Work and Residence Permits done immediately upon arrival in Ghana.

Option B: For non-urgent missions:

Start the application process for the Work Permit and acquire it for the applicant prior to their departure, then apply for the Residence Permit upon arrival in Ghana.

Please note: Applicants are required to have a yellow fever vaccination to travel to Ghana, done at least 10 days prior to departure. Ghana will not issue any visa without it.

Business visas

A Ghanaian business visa authorises the holder to:

  • Engage in business meetings;
  • Conduct feasibility studies; and
  • Attend conferences and similar events.

The visa holder is not allowed to work. In urgent situations it may be permitted to repair machinery on a business visa.

Contact us today to get started with Ghana work permits or business visas

If you would like to know more about work permits or business visas for Ghana, please contact us:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275

You could also send us an enquiry and one of our African immigration specialists will contact you instead.

Either way, we will set up a consultation as a first step to determine the scope of your needs, in order for us to start applying for the correct permits or visas as quickly as possible.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, the regulations and requirements for Ghana are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.

Business Visa and Work Permit for Botswana

work permit for botswanaAre you in need of a business visa or work permit for Botswana for either yourself or an employee?

Intergate Africa is one of Africa’s premier immigration service providers. Based in South Africa, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg, our representatives are all over Africa, including Botswana.

Work permits

There are a short-term visa and long-term work and residence permit available for Botswana:

Emergency Labour Exemption (ELE)

This is the only short-term option available. There has to be a good reason for the application in order for Botswana to grant the visa.

Validity:

The ELE is valid for between 30 to 90 days. You cannot extend the ELE beyond 90 days. Should it be necessary to be in Botswana for longer than 90 days, you’ll have to apply for a Long Term Work Permit.

Long Term Work and Residence Permit

Applicants must have an official job offer or employment contract in order to be eligible for a Long Term Work Permit.

Qualifying criteria:

Apart from having a job offer or contract, you must score 75% on Botswana’s Points Base System (PBS) in order to be eligible for a work permit.

The PBS is a flexible, comprehensive and objective method through which Botswana assess the suitability of an immigrant to be employed in the country. It works by awarding points for the attributes considered desirable in immigrants who want to live and work in Botswana.

Points are given for the following:

  • Whether the applicant has a degree or accompanying certificates.
  • Years of experience in his or her specific field.
  • The aggregate of marks received for his or her qualification.

Validity period:

Work permits are issued for between 4 months to 5 years at a time.

Business visas

Business visas for Botswana do not allow for work activities to be conducted. The only activities allowed on business visas are:

  • Attending conferences and seminars;
  • Training; and
  • Meetings

You can choose between a single and multiple entry visa which is valid for up to 90 days. The visa can be extended once only.

Please note: Frequent business travel may result in the applicant being denied at the border or immigration control at the airport due to not obtaining a work permit.

Contact us today to get started on a business visa or work permit for Botswana

Getting all your questions answered and starting the application process is simple. All you have to do is call us. You can reach our immigration specialists for Africa in either Cape Town or Johannesburg:

Cape Town: +27 (0) 21 424 2460
Johannesburg: +27 (0) 11 234 4275.

You could also send us an enquiry and we will contact you instead. You can be sure of a quick response and expert advice.

*Please note that whilst we make every effort to keep this information up to date, the regulations and requirements for Botswana are subject to change with little notice. It is essential to contact us prior to making decisions or taking action to ensure you have the correct information.