At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH) our Corporate Immigration team assists international and South African companies with immigration requirements normally associated with the import of foreign skills.
The team consists of experienced lawyers at all levels from across our various practice areas that have specialist knowledge of the immigration laws of South Africa.
All of our immigration lawyers are trained and qualified in all aspects of employment law, which gives them the ability to offer a full corporate employee migration service involving all legal
aspects in relation to recruitment, obtaining work authorisation, appointment, contracts, statutory compliance with local labour laws and dispute resolution.
Whether you wish to second an employee to a foreign entity, subsidiary or parent company or you need to import talent for a local business, our Corporate Immigration team offers tailor-made advice and assistance, at a fee appropriate to the complexity and scope of the instruction.
- Advise corporate applicants on the South African income tax and exchange control laws that are likely to affect them
- Identify tax exposures and advise on tax planning strategies
- Assist in drafting business plans into the registration of a business in terms of the Companies Act and registering the business with the South African Revenue Service. In the event that an investment of less than the prescribed amount is made in the South African economy, we assist in obtaining a waiver from the Director-General of the Department of Home Affairs to reduce the prescribed capital requirement
- Advise on own business visas, issued to foreigners who intend to establish or invest in their own business in South Africa