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South Africa needs highly qualified geologists!

The Department of Home Affairs has recently replaced the quota permit and exceptional skills permit with the new critical skills visa that boasts more than 100 occupations that are in dire need in South Africa.

South Africa Needs Highly Qualified Geologists


New World Immigration can assist qualified geologists who would like to live and work in South Africa for 5 years, with the option to renew or apply for permanent residency. Our friendly consultants will contact you within 24 hours to discuss you eligibility.

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Why apply for a critical skills visa?

• No job offer needed to apply for this visa

• 12 months to secure employment in South Africa

• No Department of Labour

• No specific ties to an employer

• 5 year working visa

Requirements for a critical skills visa:

• Your occupation listed on the critical skills occupation list (View List)

• Register with a professional governing body specific to your occupation

• Foreign qualifications assessed by SAQA

Professional Governing Body:

Geological Society of South Africa

How to qualify for permanent residency:

• Applicants must provide evidence of 5 years work experience

What happens if my occupation is not listed on the critical skills list occupation?

Applicants who are not listed on the critical skills occupation list must apply for an alternative South African work visa.

First time applicants who do not hold a valid South African temporary residency must submit in their country of residence.

Contact New World Immigration to assist you in securing your critical skills visa.

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