The South African Critical Skills Work Visa

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Are you an engineer, scientist or IT expert? If yes, then you should consider applying for a South African Critical Skills Work Visa because South Africa wants you!

The Critical Skills Work Visa was implemented in May 2014. It’s based on a list of skills that are scarce in SA. Apart from the skills we’ve listed above, the list includes occupations such as financial investment advisors, foreign language speakers and architects to name a few.

Although this particular work visa has been around for a number years, there’s still some confusion around what it allows, its benefits and the criteria. It’s with this in mind that we have decided to clear this up for you.

Read more The South African Critical Skills Work Visa

The world’s most attractive employers – right here in South Africa

Each year, Universum unveils the World’s Most Attractive Employers (WMAE). The 2020 ranking features a number of the biggest names and brands in the world.

Some of these companies also have offices right here, in South Africa. Imagine that! You can work for some of the world’s most desirable employers in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Read more The world’s most attractive employers – right here in South Africa

ICT visa holders may now qualify for another two years!

ICT visa holders may qualify for another two years

 

There is good news for intra-company transfer (ICT) visa holders! You are now able to apply for a further 24 months in South Africa.

A new directive was passed on the 26th of October 2020. Directive 15 of 2020 allows for re-application of an ICT visa which extends one’s secondment for a further 24 months. This was done by the SA government in an effort to stimulate economic recovery as there is a continued need for foreign skilled labour and foreign investment. Read more ICT visa holders may now qualify for another two years!

What happens after you get South African PR?

What happens after you get PR?

 

After years of waiting, you’ve received the outcome of your permanent residence application. You open the envelope with bated breath…and you’re elated to see that the wait was worth it. Your PR has been approved!

But, “What happens now”?

This is a question we get often from our clients. Some aren’t sure if there’s anything left to do while others don’t know their rights and responsibilities as South African permanent residents. Read more What happens after you get South African PR?

Treat yourself to a Cape Town summer – it’s been a tough year!

When Big 7 Travel asked their audience earlier this year for their top post-lockdown destinations, travellers put remote islands, peaceful country breaks and tropical paradise beaches at the top of their lists.

With two out of the three, it’s no surprise that Cape Town found itself at number 36 on the list.

The Mother City was also on a couple of other coveted lists recently, so here are another six reasons why Cape Town should be your number one post-lockdown holiday destination too.

Read more Treat yourself to a Cape Town summer – it’s been a tough year!

COVID-19: An update on SA immigration and travel rules


COVID-19: An update on SA immigration and travel rules

 

There have been many developments over the recent weeks when it comes to immigration and travel rules. With the move to level 1, there was a welcomed easing of restrictions. The aim was to open up the tourism industry and to promote trade in order to stimulate South Africa’s economy.

With the above in mind, we’ve been flooded with multiple announcements from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), as well as the Department of International Relations & Cooperation (DIRCO).  This, together with all the articles in the news, has left many confused as to what one can and cannot do. Read more COVID-19: An update on SA immigration and travel rules

Moving to South Africa with your family: Your 9-point guide

A guide on moving to South Africa as a family

 

The decision has been made to move to South Africa and everyone in the family is excited for the journey ahead! Not so fast though, we recommend reading some of the guidance below regarding relocation to South Africa.

Why? Because immigrating to another country can be some of the most exciting times, yet one of the most overwhelming.

Below we give some guidance and tips on how to reduce the stress when it comes to the relocation journey ahead. Read more Moving to South Africa with your family: Your 9-point guide