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All you need to know about South Africa’s General Work Permit

On June 1, 2018 / by Sherone Lewis / 1 Comment

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There are many reasons why people are interested in getting a work permit in South Africa. Whatever the reason may be, the admin and legal paperwork are unavoidable. Here are certain things you need to know about South Africa’s General Work Permit.

The General Work Permit is one of the most common permits issued in South Africa. In order to successfully obtain a general work permit for South Africa, it is essential for you to have the following paperwork in order:

SAQA Certificate of Evaluation
A full police clearance
Proof of job advertisement
Your contract of employment
Proof of good health
Registration with the appropriate professional body
Personal information and documentation
A duly completed application form as per the submitting embassy, consulate or Department of Home Affairs office

Remember, you are not allowed to work in South Africa before you receive your General work permit. If you have maintained temporary residency for a 5 year period of time; meaning that you were employed in South Africa for 5 years; you are eligible to apply for permanent residency.

Making use of an immigration company can help you in many ways. Not only is it going to help you increase your chances of success by making sure you have the right documentation and follow the correct process, but it is also going to help relieve some of the stress and uncertainty.

If you’re looking to obtain a general work permit for South Africa, we are here to help! You can take our free immigration assessment here. You could also get in touch with one of our immigration consultants by clicking through the link.

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