Critical Skills Work Visa

Applying for a South African Critical Skills Work Visa
Applying for a South African Critical Skills Work Visa

An astronomer, a Biochemist and a farmer are on a plane together…

What could be mistaken as a lead up to a cliché old joke, is actually a very plausible scenario in relation to the South African Critical Skills Work Visa.

There are some qualifications which are classified as exceptional by the South African government, and that, coupled with the fact South Africa has a skill shortage in certain professions, resulted in the much appreciated landing of the new Work Visa termed the Critical Skills Work Visa, introduced May 2014 Read more Critical Skills Work Visa

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Already obtained a South African visa or permit?

CONFIDENTIALAre you aware of the ongoing requirements once your visa or permit has been granted?

Qualifying for a visa in South Africa is one thing, but being able to keep it is another. Often visa applicants receive poor advice upon application which hampers their understanding of the necessary ongoing requirements.

Many people are unaware of the ongoing requirements after their visa has been issued.  Visa holders assume that once they receive their visa it is a once off process and nothing else needs to be done thereafter, as sometimes their immigration company does not even tell them.

We at Intergate know it is not a once off process and are there for our clients in respect of all their ongoing needs. Read more Already obtained a South African visa or permit?

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South African Critical Skills Visa for IT professionals

IT Professionals

South Africa needs IT professionals and the new critical skills visa gives you the perfect opportunity to immigrate to South Africa with a 5 year work visa.

The below occupations are listed on the new critical skills list meaning:

  • There is no requirement for you to have a job offer to apply for the critical skills visa.
  • You can move to South Africa and have a complete 12 months period to find employment.
  • As a critical skill occupation, extensive research has resulted in various stakeholders agreeing that South Africa lacks these skills in the local labour market – meaning your chances of securing employment are high.
  • After 5 years apply for permanent residency.

Read on to see if your occupation qualifies. Read more South African Critical Skills Visa for IT professionals

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Critical Skills Work Visa South Africa

Critical Skills Work Visa South Africa
Critical Skills Work Visa South Africa

For many prospective immigrants to South Africa, and indeed those already here on certain work permits or visas, you may be forgiven for thinking that the new Immigration Act is all bad news.

It would seem all the media and press has been focusing on the negative aspects of the Act rather than the positives.

So for a change lets give you some positive news – the Critical skills work visa.

Read on because the critical skills work visa now presents opportunities for both new immigrants and those existing permit holders that did not exist before. Read more Critical Skills Work Visa South Africa

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Critical Skills Work Visa – List 2014

*** Update on the new South Africa Immigration Regulations.

The new minister of Home Affairs Mr. Gigaba has today signed some additional regulations.

– Minimum Monthly Income for Retired Person Visa R37.000 (was R20.000)

– Financial Independent Permanent Residency Permit: R12 Million (was 7.5 Million), fee to Dept. of Home Affairs R120.000 (was R75.000)

– Financial guarantee to be posted by a corporate applicant R30.000 per corporate employee

– And the list of skills or qualifications determined to be critical for the critical skills work visa has been posted. You can download it at http://www.intergate-immigration.com/downloads/immigration-act-13-2002-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_20140603-GGN-37716-00459.pdf

We will post more details soon. So stay tuned our social media channels.

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