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Agricultural Engineers Can Now Apply for a Critical Skills Visa!

Agricultural Engineers Can Now Apply for a Critical Skills Visa!

Agricultural Engineers Can Now Apply For A Critical Skills Visa

Are you a qualified agricultural engineer?

Would you like to live and work in South Africa?

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Agricultural engineers can now apply for the Critical Skills Visa and the great news about this visa is that you don’t need a job offer when applying for the Critical Skills Visa. The Critical Skills Visa is valid for a period of 5 years and can be a direct route to Permanent Residency if you have more than 5 years experience.

How do I qualify for the Critical Skills Visa?

• Foreign Qualifications assessed by SAQA (New World Immigration assists all clients by applying for this assessment)

• Register with a professional accredited body specific to your occupation (Applicants can register with ECSA or South African Institute for Agricultural Engineers)

N.B!! The Critical Skills Visa requires no experience when applying, but the professional council body might require applicants to have a certain number of years experience when applying for membership.

Where should I submit my application for a Critical Skills Visa?

All first time applicants must submit their applications abroad in their home country and then enter South Africa with the Critical Skills Visa. You are allowed to apply for a change of status if you hold a long stay temporary visa in South Africa.

Where can I start searching for employment opportunities?

A popular website to searching for employment opportunities is job vine which can definitely increase your chances to secure employment. It’s best to start searching for employment once you have secured the Critical Skills Visa as potential employers will deem you more valuable if you are in possession of a work visa and can start working immediately.

What do I need to do once I have secured employment?

You need to submit proof to the Department of Home Affairs that you are employed within your occupation category on a yearly basis.

How long would it take to process the Critical Skills Visa?

If you submit your application abroad, it would typically between 30 -40 working days but this really depends upon the number of applications submitted at that point in time.

Can New World Immigration assist me submitting abroad?

Yes, our dedicated support team will prepare the entire application for you and assessing your foreign qualifications. Applicants must submit their application in person as this is now a new requirement at most of the South African Embassy.

Contact New World Immigration to assist you in securing the Critical Skills Visa. Our friendly consultants will discuss your options and offer the best solution.

Submit your enquiry by using one of the following methods:

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