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Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa

A Critical Skills Work Visa (CSV) can be applied for if the applicant is in possession of a critical skill in accordance with the Department of Home Affairs Government Gazette, 3 June 2014 that states:

“skills or qualifications determined to be critical for the Republic of South Africa in relation to an application for Critical Skills Visa or Permanent Residence permit.”

One of the most important requirements of the Critical Skills Work Visa is the certificate received from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

The applicant will submit their highest qualification for evaluation with SAQA, and SAQA will then confirm the skills and/or qualifications of the applicant. Continue reading

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Business Visa for South Africa

If you wish to establish a business in South Africa or invest in an existing business in South Africa, you have to apply for a business visa. A business visa allows the holder to own and operate a business in South Africa.

The business visa is issued for up to three (3) years, and can be renewed.

Conditions for business visa

One of the most important conditions for obtaining a business visa is proof of the availability of funds to be invested. Continue reading

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Home Affairs to improve efficiency

On Tuesday the 10th of April the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy that will deal with managing long queues at Home Affairs branches across the country.

Home Affairs has been directed to improve efficiency

He said is this was a high priority and the department remained committed to delivering high quality services to citizens and other clients.

Gigaba maintained that he has been overwhelmed with calls from members of the public regarding their time spent at Home Affairs branches for documents such as smart ID cards, passports and certificates. Continue reading

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Airport immigration capacity receives a R25 million boost

Airport immigration capacity receives a R25 million boost

The online publisher The Southern African daily TOURISM UPDATE  reports a high number of foreign visitors in 2016.

Hence, further employment was created for staff at the OR Tambo International Airport as a result thereof.

The South African Department of Home Affairs will increase for the 2017/2018 financial year the number of immigration officials employed at OR Tambo International Airport.

38kvypi1gti-andrey-larinThe Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, told media at a briefing on Wednesday that:

The department had allocated R25 million (€1.7m) for the 2017/2018 financial year and should be able to appoint an additional 58 immigration officials as well as fully capacitate its management team. Continue reading

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