Posts under Work Visas South Africa

Extending your General Work Visa

On July 5, 2018 / Extending your General Work Visa / 1 Comment

A lot of people make the mistake of leaving their general work visa extensions to the last minute. That’s because a lot of us don’t realise that these extensions are essentially a reapplication for the visa, which makes it take just about as much time and work as the original application. Here’s everything you need...

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South Africa’s Critical Skills Survey Released

On January 24, 2018 / South Africa’s Critical Skills Survey Released / Leave a comment

South Africa has for a number of years been suffering from a major skills shortage, particularly in technical fields. 75% of companies admit that they actively seek international talent to fill their skills needs, even despite viewing the visa processes needed as prohibitive Xpatweb has published the results of its critical skills survey, which lists the types of skills and...

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5 things nobody tells you when applying for a visa in South Africa

On May 25, 2016 / 5 things nobody tells you when applying for a visa in South Africa / 4 Comments

Admittedly the South African immigration legislation is confusing at the best of times. Often, especially when applying for a visa yourself you don’t consider the full spectrum of visa options available to you. You might for instance apply for a life partnership visa with work endorsement, without realising that you qualify for a far less...

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Critical Skills Work Visa – Why You Should Check If You Qualify

On April 12, 2016 / Critical Skills Work Visa – Why You Should Check If You Qualify / Leave a comment

South Africa is a beautiful landscape for those looking to live and work there. In May 2014, some if not most of the visa regulations changed suddenly, including the work visa regulations. Exceptional Skills Work Visa and Quota Work Visa were abolished on behalf of the Critical Skills Work Visa, which gives many foreigners in...

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