Critical Skills Work Visa
All initial applications need to be applied for at the SA Representatives abroad unless exceptional circumstances exist. These applications are based on the fact that the applicant’s qualifications and skills fall within the gazette listing skills critically short in SA and can be issued for maximum period of 5 years. Proof will also need to be submitted of SA Qualifications Authority (SAQA) evaluation of foreign qualifications, proof of registration with the recognized professional body, council or board and also confirmation of the skills, qualifications and experience. This category of application also allows that the applicant can immediately apply for Permanent residence.