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How Actuaries can secure a Critical Skills Visa!

How Actuaries can secure a Critical Skills Visa!

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Applying for a South African work visa can be a problematic and stressful process for most immigrants. The Department of Home Affairs offers a variety of work visas of which applicants can apply for, but this always ends up in confusion and applying for the incorrect visa. The Department of Home Affairs has now introduced the Critical Skills Occupation list which allows applicants who qualify to apply for the Critical Skills Visa.

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What is a Critical Skills Visa?

The Critical Skills work visa is a temporary residence visa that entitles applicants to live and work in South Africa for a period of 5 years and allows the principal applicant to add his/her family to accompany him/her for the duration of the visa.

Why has the Critical Skills Visa been introduced?

South Africa has a huge gap of skills shortages in the labour market which means certain occupations are tremendously hard to source within the Republic. The Critical Skills Visa allows highly qualified foreigners to apply for the temporary work visa to fill the skill shortages in South Africa and gives the applicant the opportunity to apply for permanent residency based on their work experience.

How do I qualify for the Critical Skills Visa?

• Occupation listed on the Critical Skills Occupation List (View Critical Skills Occupation list)

• Registered with a professional accredited body specific to your occupation (Actuarial Society of South Africa)

• Foreign Qualifications evaluated by SAQA

Employers are requesting a Work Visa?

The Critical Skills Visa does not require a job offer at the time of applying and allows applicants to secure employment in South Africa within a period of 12 months.

Do I need experience to apply for a Critical Skills Visa

The Critical Skills Visa requires no experience; however professional accredited bodies often require you to have at least 3 years experience when applying for membership.

How can I register with the Actuarial Society of South Africa?

Applicants can apply for membership by contacting the Actuarial Society of South Africa.

Where can I submit my application?

If you are a first time applicant, then an application for a Critical Skills Visa must be lodged abroad in your country of residence. If you are currently in South Africa and using a valid South African work visa, then only are you allowed to apply for a change of status in South Africa.

Can I apply for Permanent Residency using a Critical Skills Visa?

Yes, any applicant who can prove 5 years work experience may apply for Permanent Residency immediately.

Contact New World Immigration to assist you in securing your Critical Skills Visa. Our friendly consultants will contact you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility.

Submit your enquiry now by using one of the following methods:

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Email: consultant@nwisouthafrica.co.za

Contact Us: +2721 555 0951

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