A Corporate Immigration Case Study:
How Corporate Client X used IBN Immigration Solutions to renew 40 short term work permits in the Northern Cape, South Africa.
Eliminating the need for staff from all over the country, to travel to Cape Town.
Corporate Immigration Case Study – Background
“Corporate Client X”, Spain
This Corporate Immigration Case Study is on a company that specialises in wind turbine installation and maintenance, photovoltaic plants, as well as electrical installation in buildings and industrial plants. They have their main headquarters in Spain and offer industrial electrical services for energy related sectors in all parts of the world.
“Corporate Client X” – Spain, has a project in South Africa and their staff are positioned across the country. To start with, Short Term 11.2 Work Permits, for the assignees, were issued to their Head Office in Spain. These work permits needed extending and it is mandatory that the extension is processed, in person, at a VFS office closest to the location of each assignee.
The office needed a local immigration provider in South Africa to support the assignees in obtaining extensions for the work permits and assistance with travel to different VFS offices, in a pandemic, to submit the applications.
CHALLENGES for “Corporate Client X”
- Availability of a VFS office close to where assignees were located. Costly expense for travel and accommodation.
- Application fees had to be paid individually to VFS, for each submission by the Spain Office.
- Logistics of supplying the paperwork needed for each assignee’s application namely the company documents.
- Submissions had to be done in person since biometrics were needed.
THE CORPORATE IMMIGRATION SERVICE PROVIDED
- We concluded an agreement with VFS to do a mass visa application in the Northern Cape which was the closest location for all the workers to travel to.
- Since no local VFS office was stationed here, Home Affairs agreed to the usage of mobile units by VFS.
- We pre-financed all the application fees, and “Corporate Client X” avoided having to pay 40 individual payments to various vendors. In turn “Corporate Client X” received a single invoice to cover all payments.
- And to crown it all the 40 applications were prepared and submitted in a timeline of 2 weeks.
VFS travelled to the Northern Cape and all the extensions were processed in a timely manner.
“Corporate Client X” saved thousand of ZAR in travel and accommodation costs for these assignees and their downtime was minimal.
“Corporate Client X” was saved the payment and logistical issues that occurs with such a complex situation.