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South Africa

South Africa Critical Skills Visa

Introduction

 

The Critical Skills Work Visa is a very good  option given by the South African government for skilled  workers to fill the shortage of skilled workers as per the critical shortage occupation list.this visa allows people to enter South Africa without a job offer that is the main advantage of this visa and search for a job and than convert the visa to a Work Permit.South Africa is a very good and developed country to live.

South Africa’s economy is the second largest in Africa and the twenty Eighth-largest in the world. In terms of purchasing power parity, South Africa has the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa, South Africa has been identified as a middle power in international affairs and maintains significant regional influence.

Why South Africa for migration:-

There are many great amazing things about living in South Africa :

  • It’s one of the few, if not only places where you can find a Anglo European and African culture mixed into one amazing brain child.
  • Diverse and awesome people who truly care about you
  • Beautiful landscapes and cities, excluding the townships.
  • Freedom of speech, movement, zero censorship, cheap healthcare, LGBT rights, almost free marijuana, the most human rights and laws in the world, free country in literature.
  • No Health & Safety officials telling you how to live.
  • Great weather.
  • Abundant natural beauty.
  • Very friendly people.
  • Many cultures/religions getting along together well .
  • Oldest mountain ranges in the world.
  • Great beaches.
  • Penguins and whales can be seen close up.
  • Spring flowers in the Cape.
  • Good, relatively cheap restaurants.
  • Dizu Plaatjies music.
  • Free State mountains and plains of pale grass moving in the wind.
  • Cape Dutch architecture.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A CRITICAL SKILLS WORK VISA

Section 19(4) of the ACT

  • Duly completed online form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by department of home affairs.
  • Passport valid for no less than 30 calendar days after expiry of the intended visit.
  • A medical report not older than 6 months
  • A radiological report not older than 6 months
  • Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable).
  • The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship.
  • Proof of a union recognised in terms of the recognition of customary marriages act, 1998 (act no. 120 of 1998), where applicable.
  • Divorce decree, where applicable.
  • Proof of court order awarding custody, where applicable.
  • Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable.
  • Written consent from both parents and/or sole custody parent, where applicable, with proof of sole custody.
  • Proof of legal adoption where applicable.
  • Police clearance certificate issued by the police or security authority in each country where the relevant applicant resided for 12 months or longer after attaining the age of 18 years, in respect of criminal records or the character of that applicant, which certificate shall not be older than six months at the time of its submission: (provided that the certificate shall not be required from a foreign country in the case of renewal or extension of a visa but from the republic)
  • Proof of payment of the applicable fee

 

Applying for a Permanent Residency Permit for South Africa

There are different ways for one to qualify for Permanent Residency.  Residency Applications require the applicant to report to Home Affairs for an interview and for fingerprinting. Some common ways to qualify for South Africa Permanent Residency are:

•    Hold a General Work Permit for five years and have a permanent job offer.
•    Hold a Relative’s Visa sponsored by an immediate family member.
•    Hold a Critical Skills Visa and have 5 years relevant work experience.
•    Be married to an SA Spouse for at least five years. 
•    Have held Asylum Status for five years. 
•    Hold a Business Permit.
•    Receive a monthly income of R37,000 through Pension or Retirement Annuity
•    Have a net asset worth of R12m and payment to Home Affairs of R120,000

 

Processing Times and Requirements for the Permanent Resdiency Permit

The processing times for a Permanent Residency Permit through Pleco Migration  is 6- 8 months depending on the workload at Home Affairs

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