VFS centres tangle the tinsel as they close for the holidays!

VFS closes for Christmas, causing chaos.South Africa
VFS closes for Christmas, causing chaos.
South Africa

What does Eskom and the South African Visa Facilitation centers have in common?

They are leaving 1000’s in the dark this Christmas!

In response to their colossal backlog of Visa and Permit applications in South Africa, the VFS have acted surprisingly by closing their facilities for the Christmas holidays.

The VFS have issued the dates they will be closed over the festive season as follows:

22 December 2014- 5th January 2015. They have made provision for 2 ‘collection only’ days: 22nd the 23rd of December 2014

To add insult to injury, applicants are already being made to wait 3 months for an appointment at some VFS centres, despite their claims that scheduling appointments would be within 5 days of registering on their online booking system. Read more VFS centres tangle the tinsel as they close for the holidays!

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Critical skills IT professionals-South Africa

Critical skills South Africa- IT professions
Critical skills South Africa- IT professions

Critical Skills Category Profile: IT Professionals:

A scarce skill is a qualification or job for which there are too few qualified people in South Africa. South Africa’s skills shortage poses a significant limitation on the country’s long-term economic growth potential,so to address these shortages the Critical Skills Visa-which replaces the previous Quota and Exceptional skills work permits-is based around the applicant’s qualification sector and occupation. Read more Critical skills IT professionals-South Africa

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South African Retirement Visa or permit applications

South African Retirement Visa or Permit application
South African Retirement Visa or Permit application

Spain, Cyprus, Australia?Ever considered South Africa as a retirement destination?  The Retiree friendly Visa and Permit application rules are making South Africa a real rival to traditional retirement destinations.

They used to say life began at 40, but now… it’s life beings at 60!

Those days of retirees seeing out their twilight years sitting on their couch and watching TV all day long, have become a distant memory. In fact retirees are now the target market for tourism companies and many other industries as retirees seek to ensure their retirement years are full of new experiences.

Read more South African Retirement Visa or permit applications

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Work Permit application for South Africa

Work Permit applications South Africa
Work Permit applications South Africa

Does what you do for work make you jump out of bed on a Monday morning?

Or would you rather be somewhere else?

We all get into self-defeating routines that can rob us of our dreams and passions. We are afraid to try new things because we might fail and we all need to maintain a certain status among our peer groups.

Research shows that change — whatever it is — improves our mood and productivity.

Making the decision to apply for South African Work Permit application might just be the spark that ignites your flame for adventure.

Ever considered working in South Africa?

Working abroad allows you to escape your inhibitions and do things you might not have considered. From the moment you decide to move abroad, your life turns into a powerful mix of emotions – learning, improvising, dealing with the unexpected… All your senses sharpen up. Read more Work Permit application for South Africa

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19 Artisan/Tradesperson Jobs Covered by South Africa’s New Critical Skills Work Visa & Permit Category

South Africa’s new critical skills work visa and permit category makes it possible for certain tradespeople to qualify to live and work in the country.
South Africa’s new critical skills work visa and permit category makes it possible for certain tradespeople to qualify to live and work in the country.

The new 2014 South Africa immigration act has come under fire for closing the door to foreign workers who don’t hold what many have dubbed ‘middle-class skills’ – those skills that generally come with holding a higher degree from tertiary education.

In reality though, the new critical skills category, a grouping that grants a visa to people who have expertise that’s vital to the South African economy, is making it easier for certain artisans and tradespeople (like mining and construction workers) to get a job than ever before.

In past, these types of workers would have to negotiate the requirements for the general work visa or the exceptional skills visa, meaning it would be necessary to secure a job without a visa (a difficult task) or prove exceptional status (another complex challenge). Read more 19 Artisan/Tradesperson Jobs Covered by South Africa’s New Critical Skills Work Visa & Permit Category

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Meet the Team Behind Intergate Immigration

Meet our dedicated team of professionals who will ensure that your immigration to South Africa is a success.

Our expert team of immigration consultants has the latest knowledge on immigration legislation and well established researched information on expected relocation procedures and changes.

As one of South Africa’s largest independent visa, immigration and relocation consultants our qualified team, of in excess of 40 individuals, comprises of professionals from the countries of England, Germany, the Netherlands and South Africa. We are able to communicate with our clients in 8 different languages; including English, German, Dutch, French, Spanish, Japanese, Xhosa and Afrikaans.

Our respective experts are qualified to degree and masters level in both European and South African Universities and the expertise of our consultants enables our clients to complete all stages of visa processes, immigration procedures and settling in issues such as finding employment, housing, financial planning and insurance issues, quickly and with minimal expenses.

If you need help with your immigration to South Africa simply contact us here.

Intergate Immigration Team Cape Town
Intergate Immigration Team Cape Town
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Team Incompass Financial Solutions Cape Town

 

Intergate supports The Children’s Hospital Trust

The Children's Hospital Trust
The Children’s Hospital Trust

The Intergate team has always recognised how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful country and how we as individuals are fortunate to live the lives we do. We are also painfully aware that we are amongst the fortunate ones and that many others do not enjoy all the benefits we do.

Many of our team take part in charitable and volunteer programs and each has a cause which is dear to their hearts. Every year at Intergate we invite our team to nominate a charity, for us as a company, to donate to.

This year it was our accountant,Tracey Creamer whose chosen charity was donated to, The Children’s Hospital Trust. Read more Intergate supports The Children’s Hospital Trust

Season’s Greetings

We are wishing all our clients and social media followers a beautiful Holiday Season and a New Year of good health, happiness and prosperity.

Holiday Season in South Africa
Holiday Season in South Africa

Internship at Intergate Immigration

We are seeking an enthusiastic and passionate Online Marketing Intern to support the Intergate Immigration Marketing team.

Intership at Intergate Immigration.
Intership at Intergate Immigration.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to website redesign project in various ways
  • Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks
  • Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, Pinterest, Google+ and more
  • Website and social media optimization
  • Keyword analysis
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Manage social media accounts (i.e. Facebook and Twitter).
  • Write blog posts and develop potential ideas for infographics.
  • Stay on top of evolving online trends and social media.
  • Researching and reporting on new social media trends and services.

Read more Internship at Intergate Immigration

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