This category encompasses a foreign national who has demonstrated to the Director-General of Home Affairs that he or she possesses extra ordinary skills or qualifications. It will be necessary for an applicant in this category to provide the following:

  • proof of at least five (5) years post qualification working experience;
  • a letter from a foreign or South African organ of State or from an established South African academic, cultural or business body confirming the applicant’s extraordinary skills or qualifications;
  • evaluation of foreign qualifications onto a South African level by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • registration with the appropriate professional body as recognised the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA); and
  • other proof to substantiate extraordinary skills or qualifications, such as publications and testimonials.