Foreign Nationals who completed their studies in a one of the occupations listed on the Critical Skills List, were in the past, under Ministerial waiver, granted exemption from certain requirements. One of the requirements being post qualification experience, as well as the requirement for a letter confirming they qualify as a Critical Skill, from the […]
Gazetted in February 2022, the latest Critical Skills List added numerous skills that have been in short supply in South Africa for some time. The list was previously updated back in 2014.
The Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) has recently introduced a centralised adjudication system which sees that all long-term visa applications submitted through a South African Embassy or High Commission (Missions) (in countries where South Africa is represented) are being sent to the DHA Head Office in Pretoria. Previously, these applications were adjudicated and finalised by […]
With a swiftly growing economy and the demand for skilled workers far exceeding available domestic supply, the Netherlands is increasingly enticing highly skilled South Africans wishing to take advantage of the country’s attractive work/life balance and impressive salary packages.
Xpatweb, in collaboration with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) and the American Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted an event to unpack the new Critical Skills List, its roadmap to fruition and new technicalities that have come to light since its release.
South Africa faces a continuing shortage of essential skills, according to Adcorp, a publicly traded workforce solutions company, particularly in the areas of nursing and information technology.
The new Critical Skills List, which was gazetted in February 2022 has brought a host of changes across the board and applications for Permanent Residency were not spared from these changes.
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