The following is a notice issued by the Department of Labour to clarify the process of registering foreign nationals for TERS benefits.
“It has come to our attention that there is still some confusion among some employers regarding how applications for foreign nationals should be submitted, and we would like to explain as follows:
The application procedure / process is the same for SA citizens and Foreign Nationals.
All applications are submitted via the TERS online portal. The TERS online portal remains the only means to submit a TERS claim on behalf of employees
However, the u-Filing system is the only means to declare foreign nationals. Foreign Nationals database is the u- Filing portal and all employers must declare their foreign nationals via this portal.
Kindly note that foreign nationals cannot be declared manually via the UI.19 form or Edec, nor can their banking verification done through the same channels.