“The Critical Skills Work Visa is the most sought-after visa aimed at skilled foreign national professionals whose skills have been identified as critical or scarce in South Africa.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, Minister of Home Affairs, gazetted the latest Critical Skills List on 3 October 2023 (Government Gazette No. 49402 of 3 October 2023. This has been welcomed with open arms by corporations across South Africa, which may now fulfil the country’s objective of luring foreign professionals and sought-after critical skills. South Africa’s Critical Skills Work Visa offers freedom and opportunities to live and work in South Africa.

The South African Critical Skills Work Visa is issued for periods of up to five years and may be renewed, while also offering a pathway to permanent residency.

Talk to one of our immigration experts to find out whether you meet the required Critical Skills criteria for South Africa.”