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 […]
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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.
The Department of Home Affairs has recently gazetted a new Critical Skills List which now includes a revised list of languages for Foreign Language Speakers with specialist language skills.
Tax Consulting South Africa and Xpatweb, South Africa’s largest tax and international mobility practice respectively, returned this week from the Netherlands after hosting tax and immigration planning sessions with recently emigrated South Africans.
The new Critical Skills List that was gazetted in February 2022 and subsequently the Directive that was issued in the same month, comes with an array of changes which can be daunting for those looking to either apply for or renew their Critical Skills Work Visa.
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In the News
- Withdrawal Of Waiver For Critical Skills Graduates In SA
- Critical Skills List Gazetted But What Comes Next?
- New Work Visa Adjudication Process – Correct Strategy, But Expect Teething Problems
- Dutch Recruitment Drive For Skilled South Africans Highlights Need For Emigration Roadmap
- Critical Skills List 101: Home Affairs Gives Input