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Permanent Residence based on Critical Skills: Section 27 (b)

A Critical Skills 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 the “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 Permanent Residence based on Critical Skills 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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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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FAQ: What are the requirements for a general work permit?

As a part of our series “frequently asked immigration questions” this post deals with the requirements for a general work permit.

The general work permit is one of the most popular work permits which has been around for many years. It should actually be the last resort, if all other work permit types cannot be used.

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Typically, the job position needs to be advertised in a national newspaper. Moreover, the employer needs to explain in writing why none of the respondents to the advert are suitable for the position. The employment contract with the foreign job applicant can only be signed subsequently and it needs to be double checked by the Department of Labour or a benchmarking organization to ensure that the conditions are not inferior to those of South Africans employed in similar positions. Continue reading

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FAQ: Do I qualify for a quota work permit, what are the requirements?

In continuation of our new weekly series “frequently asked immigration questions” this contribution deals with the quota work permit and its requirements.

A Quota work permit, is a specific list of professions that the minister sets out and may be applied for by foreigners that meet all the requirements.

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In order to apply for a Quota permit, your profession has to be listed under one of the categories as per the quota list. The following requirements are also very important:

– be registered with the relevant body, board or council in South Africa. Continue reading

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