This development follows a rigorous evaluation process led by the Department of Home Affairs Corporate Accounts Unit.
Marisa Jacobs, Managing Director of Xpatweb sat down with Phindiwe Mbhele, Director of Corporate Accounts at the Department of Home Affairs to unpack the latest developments in terms of the highly anticipated Trusted Employer Scheme and the roll out.
Mbhele confirmed that the issuance of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for approved employers is expected within the next day or two for signature, and the Director General is anticipated to counter sign as soon as received, thereby facilitating immediate application under this new and very exciting dispensation.
Jacobs adds that the Trusted Employer Scheme is well poised to be the Department of Home Affairs’ most successful initiative yet if it gets the traction promised.
Noteworthy are the various waivers aimed at enhancing the efficiency of the application process for prospective candidates.
- Proactive steps are being taken, including the consideration of waivers, to accelerate processing and ensure a seamless transition for approved candidates.
- A firm stance is maintained on compliance, with any deviation from prescribed standards risking severe penalties, leading to the revocation of Trusted Employer Status.
- An appeal process is in place for declined applicants, offering an opportunity for reconsideration.
We are looking forward to the implementation phase and the efforts from the Department to streamline the immigration process, encompassing waivers to facilitate the ability for Trusted Employers to attract talent and secure work visas in a predictable and secure manner.