The South African 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.

Aaron Motsoaledi, Department of Home Affairs Minister, has Gazetted the long-awaited South African Critical Skills List 2022, which had not been updated since 2014. 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.