How Industrial engineers can apply for a Critical Skills Visa.
A critical skills visa allows an applicant to live and work in South Africa for 5 years from the day that your work visa is successful. The critical skills visa allows applicants to apply for permanent residency if they are eligible.
A pivotal part of the visa process is completing your registration with a professional accredited body in South Africa. The registration process is carried out by a statutory body in South Africa which is recognized by South African Qualifications Authority.
What is involved with the registration process? (Professional Candidate)
• Assessment of Skills
• Assessment of foreign qualifications
Who is the responsible professional accredited body in South Africa?
Engineering council of South Africa
What other requirements should I complete before submitting my application?
• All foreign qualifications should be assessed by SAQA
How do I qualify for a critical skills visa?
• Register with a professional accredited body in South Africa
• Assess all foreign qualifications
• Occupation present on the Critical Skills List (View list)
Applying for permanent residency?
Applicants may apply for permanent residency immediately if they can prove 5 years work experience.
Where should I apply for a critical skills visa?
Applicants who are applying for a critical skills visa without holding a valid South African temporary long stay visa must apply in their country of residence. Applicants who hold a valid South African temporary long stay visa may apply for a change of status in country.
How long does it take to process a critical skills visa?
Submit abroad: 30 -40 working days (Depending upon the amount of applications lodged at that point in time)
Lodged in South Africa: 30-40 working days (According to DHA)
Once your application has been successful, your passport will be endorsed with a critical skills visa sticker.
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