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needs to be undertaken), and (4) proof of round-trip
or onward travel and hotel accommodation, with a
local South African address listed.
This visa is ideal for temporary assignees, as it
can be extended or renewed for an additional 90
days (for a total stay of 180 days), so long as the
employer can provide reasonable justification as
to the ongoing need for the visa holder to remain
in South Africa. Alternatively, the applicant is
permitted to return to his or her place of residence
and reapply for another visa pursuant to Section
11(2) should there be questions or issues regarding
the ongoing need related to the work or project. As
a result, during the initial filing it's best to book
flights and accommodations that can be amended,
should the need to extend arise upon the expiration
of the original 90-day visa.

TURKEY

Top Industries: Agriculture, mining, textiles,
automotive
Short-Term Option: Assembly, Maintenance, and
Service (AMS) Visa
Estimated Consular Processing Time (U.S.): 10
business days
For employers needing to assign foreign talent to
Turkey for up to 90 days in a one-year period, the
Assembly, Maintenance, and Service (AMS) visa represents an opportunity to do so without first obtaining an in-country work permit. This is an incredibly
useful strategy for employers specifically needing
to utilize foreign technical expertise urgently. While
work is permitted, the visa is limited to applicants
needing to fit, install, maintain, or repair machines,
equipment, or computer programs, or to provide services related to other technical systems. The AMS visa
is not another category of work permit; it was created
to alleviate the processing and evidentiary burden (in
addition to labor market testing) associated with the
standard work permit process in Turkey.
The process involves an online application
and supporting documentation from both the
sending and host entities. Most notably, there is
no requirement to have a sponsor. The local host
entity, whether a customer or a client of the foreign
employer, is required only to support the application by means of a supplemental invitation letter.

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The visa is issued in approximately 10 business
days and is valid for a single or multiple-entry stay
(at the discretion of the reviewing consular officer)
of up to 90 days. The visa cannot be renewed, and
no further applications are permitted for up to one
year. It is recommended that this visa category be
contemplated at the outset for foreign employers
doing business in Turkey without the available
in-country talent.

LIGHTENING BURDENS

As you can see from our survey above, several
options are available to global employers needing
to assign talent globally on short notice. Several
additional processes exist that can be streamlined or tailored to the needs of most businesses;
however, when the immigration objectives involve
installations, maintenance, or technical services,
employers should look at the outset to the options
discussed here.
When looking to make decisions on what is
best for the business and the prospective assignee,
many of the above strategies seek to circumvent lengthy in-country work permit petitioning
processes, minimize the number of documents (as
well as the associated authentication procedures),
streamline the consular processing to mere business days, and conclude with the ability to permit
activities generally described as "work."
While it is always advisable to consult an immigration professional when putting a petitioning
strategy into place, the identified processes examined here are certain to lighten the initial immigration burdens associated with needing to procure
work authorizations on short notice in any event. M
Daniel D. Morris is global immigration counsel with
Newland Chase. He can be reached at +1 941 932 8598 or
daniel.morris@newlandchase.com.
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