South Africa needs Quantity Surveyors.
Quantity surveyors are in high demand in South Africa and the Department of Home Affairs has decided to invite all foreign applicants who qualify to apply for the Critical Skills Visa to fill the huge gap. This visa will entitle applicants to work and live in South Africa for a period of 5 years and allow the applicant to apply for Permanent Residency.
Unlike most South African work visas which require the applicant to first secure a job offer before applying for a work visa, the Critical Skills Visa requires no job offer to qualify. The qualifying criteria are based on your qualifications and registration with a professional accredited body specific to your occupation.
How long am I allowed to search for employment in South Africa?
The Critical Skills Visa allows the applicant to search for employment for a period of 12 months in South Africa.
What are the qualifying criteria for a Critical Skills Visa?
• Occupation present on the Critical Skills Occupation List
• Foreign Qualifications evaluated by SAQA
• Register occupation with a professional accredited body specific to your occupation
Are quantity surveyors on the Critical Skills List?
Yes, you can view the Critical Skills List here
Which professional body should I register with?
Quantity surveyors must register with the following council for membership:
What are the registration criteria for membership?
The registration criteria can be viewed by clicking the following link:
When can I apply for Permanent Residency?
Applicants who can prove 5 years work experience can apply immediately for Permanent Residency.
Can New World Immigration assist in securing my Critical Skills Visa?
Yes, applicants can submit an enquiry by using one of the following methods:
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