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Critical Skills Work Visa Eligibility Advisory Report For South Africa

Want to work and settle down in South Africa?

The Critical Skills Work Visa is a great option to consider


The Critical Skills Work Visa allows you to immigrate to South Africa and convert your 5 year temporary visa into a permanent residence. If you have an interest to move to South Africa and consequently secure a permanent residence, the Government of South Africa has provided the Critical Skills Work Visa option to this end.

Arrive in South African without a job offer and stay in South Africa for 12 months to find a job. Extend your visa post securing a job to a temporary residence for 5 years; post which you can apply and secure a permanent residence in South Africa. Based on critical skills requirements forward by the South Africa Department of Home Affairs.

The main objective is to fill gaps in skill-deficit to support South Africa’s trade and industry.

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Program Details

  • The Critical Skills Work Visa which has been launched by the South Africa Home Affairs department is based on the critical occupations which have a shortage of skilled professionals. It replaces the Quota work permit. The Home Affairs department has come up with the critical skills list and the skills requirements as per the occupation.
  • The applicant has to get there qualification assessed by SAQA which is the authorized body for the qualification assessment along with registering with the relevant body as per the profession.


  • Qualification must be listed as per the Critical Skills list as list by the Immigration department of South Africa Home Affairs and needs to be assessed by SAQA.
  • Must have skilled work experience in the occupation as per the Critical Skills list.
  • Must have sufficient funds for the initial stay.
  • Hold travel and medical insurance.
  • Must have arranged accommodation.
  • Skill assessment as per the related professional authorized body.

Program Occupations

  • IT & Communications
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • BPO
  • Health & Clinical Science
  • Life & Earth Science
  • Academia
  • Trades

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  • There are a number of categories under which an applicant can file his/her application. You can either apply independently /a relative sponsor you / an overseas Employer sponsor you or the country itself sponsor you. Applicants whose occupations are in demand usually get bonus points & faster processing. Each country has their specific list of occupations.

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