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  1. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello all. I'm from Turkey and I'm a mechanical engineer. I just graduated last year and I have no job experience but I have done 3 different internship in 3 different companies. I want to apply for critical skills visa. Although I read I don't have to show a job offer or a contract, South...
  2. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I would like to ask which VFS (or DHA) office is quicker with regards to releasing the Critical Skills Visa quicker. I was told by on person that their CSV took 5 working days in Capetown - VFS. I wonder how true that is? :juggle: Please assist, as I am looking forward t be submitting my...
  3. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I really need your help. I applied for P.R in June 2016 thus making it 20 months. Currently I have an accompanying spouse permit. I have a promising job offer but problem is the accompanying spouse permit does not allow me to work. Is it wise to apply for Critical Skills permit as I know I...
  4. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Dear Forum I am currently on an ICT visa (Software Developer - Data Science), and the local Employer wants to offer me a local contract. I am in SA. For this to happen, I need to apply for a critical skills visa. I have been advised that this application can only be made from home country...
  5. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Currently I hold a critical skill visa with X company. But now I switched to company Y and thus applied for critical skill visa - change of employer to Y. But now unfortunately, my change of employer application got rejected with reason that my previous employer i.e.X did not supported for my...
  6. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi Everyone, My current permit (Exceptional Skills Permit from 2013) is about to expire. I have already handed in a application for Critical Skills Visa (CSV) via VFS global in cape town and I await the result. In order to avoid becoming an undesirable person, I plan to fly out before my...
  7. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi expatriates, 1. anybody applied for South African critical skills visa lately? What's the average time before getting the decision? I know it's written 8 weeks, but are there any chance of less than 8 weeks or it will rather 8 weeks or longer always? 2. Also, if anyone knows, do...
  8. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello, Seems like a fairly routine query but nobody seems to know the right answer! If someone is on a 5 year Critical Skills Visa, but wishes to change jobs and do not have a formal offer from someone else just yet, are they able to resign in the interim and look for alternate employment...
  9. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Dear All, Guys I am in a need of desperate help which I require for Critical Skill work VISA!!! I have a whole good list of questions and concerns which I wanted to be addressed by someone who has good amount of knowledge in Critical skill visa type. I am basically from India but currently...
  10. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I will be applying for a Critical Skills Visa(Business Analyst) in the coming weeks. I'm waiting for my proof of critical skills to be confirmed from IBA. I am hoping to expedite the process and not wait 6-8 weeks as I already have a job offer in place. However I am failing to find...
  11. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello everyone, I have an interesting situation and I would like to get some advice/guidance. My main goal is to move to South Africa to be with my fiance, who is there currently. I wouldn't qualify for temporary residence visa because we aren't married and also cannot prove we have been...
  12. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I've been following this forum and have decided to contribute as I found the info on this site valuable. I applied for a Critical skills visa last year (2014) and it was rejected because the professional body ASSA (Actuarial) stated that i was a student member. I re-applied this year after...
  13. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi, I am applying for South Africa Critical Skills Visa for which the 'Critical Skills Assessment' needs to be done from IITPSA. Could any one please let me know what will be the fee for this. I need below information IITPSA Membership fee+Registration Charges+'Critical Skills Assessment...
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I am working on gathering docs for critical skills visa, and I am collecting docs as per the following link. 1. Duly completed online form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by Department of Home Affairs. Where I can get this online form ? 2. Original Bank payment / Electronic Fund...
  15. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all Two new directives have been published for ICT and Critical Skills Work Visas: 1. ICT Visas: The directive issued by Home Affairs now states that such individual is entitled to apply for a further Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa for a maximum 4 year duration. Such application must...
  16. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Here it is: http://www.immigrationsouthafrica.org/Critical_Skills_Work_Visa_List.pdf All kinds of skills there, however ICT and Engineering take most of the top spots in my opinion, as it was with the old Quota Work Permit and Exceptional Skills Work Permit.
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