Important notice to clients: warning to all clients who have applied for extension or variation of existing permits and have not received timeous outcomes.
With immediate effect we advise all clients, who have pending applications which have not been finalised, not to travel out of South Africa without first consulting our office as to the potential consequences of travelling as a visa “overstayer”, due to changes which came into effect last week. If you are unsure of your situation email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS PUBLISHES THE CRITICAL SKILLS VISA LIST AND RELEVANT DIRECTIVE TO CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF VISAS.
The Minister of Home Affairs has under government gazette nr 37716 on the 3rd of June, becoming available on the 4th of June 2014 published the critical skills visa list setting out the trades, professions and occupations which will enable and empower foreign national applicants to apply for a critical skills visa.
The criteria remain much the same as the previous quota category of work permit, in other words an applicant who qualifies in terms of skills qualification in one of the categories will still have to provide, in addition to the normal and usual forms and documents which have to be provided, […]