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Overview

South African Critical Skills Work Visa is a temporary residence permit issued to foreign nationals who are willing to move to South Africa for working and staying in the country with their dependents. The potential for permanent residency is high for immigrants who remain in the country for 5 years.

South Africa Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Labour and the Minister of Trade and Industry have identified occupations which have high demand for professionals with skill sets. These positions are open formally qualified foreigners who have an at least 5 years of practical work experience.

Note: Job offer is not required for South Africa Critical Skills Work Visa

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Visa Requirements

The below parameters have to be met to be eligible for SA Critical Skills Work Visa:

  1. Visa applicant has to be minimum 23 years of age at the time of application submission.
  2. Bachelors degree in education is mandatory
  3. Relevant experience of 5 years
  4. Occupation of the applicant should be in the published  “Nominated  Occupation List”* by South Africa Immigration
  5. Sufficient funds for sustaining in the country to be shown
  6. English language proficiency

*Nominated Occupation List is mentioned below

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Nominated Occupation List

Business, Economics and Management Studies

  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Forestry Technician
  • Sheep Shearer
  • Architect
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Land Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Actuaries and Risk Assessors
  • Corporate General Manager
  • External Auditor
  • Financial Investment Advisor

Information Communication & Technology

  • CISCO Solution Specialist
  • CISCO Engineers
  • Solutions Architects in Telecommunications and ICT
  • Integrated Developers (PHP, PERL, JAVA)
  • Network Analyst
  • IT Security Specialist
  • System Integration Specialist
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Data Centre Operations
  • Network Specialist (Security)
  • Database Specialist
  • Microsoft System Engineers
  • Network Controllers
  • AV Specialist (Anti-virus)
  • Desktop Support Engineer

Engineering

  • Energy Engineer
  • Metallurgical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Installation Inspector
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Geologist
  • Industrial and Production Engineers
  • Industrial Designer
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Production/Operations Manager
  • Quality System Manager
  • Research and Development Manager
  • Ship’s Engineer
  • Telecommunications Engineers
  • Electrical Engineering Technologist
  • Energy Engineering Technologist
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Metallurgical Engineering Technologist
  • Mining Engineering Technologist
  • Air Conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • Automotive Electrician
  • Automotive Motor Mechanic
  • Boiler Maker
  • Chemical Engineering Technologist
  • Civil Engineering Technologist
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electronics Engineering Technologist
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Materials Engineering Technologist
  • Mechatronics Technician
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Physical and Engineering Science Technicians
  • Pressure Welder
  • Structural Plaster
  • Toolmaker

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Medical Superintendant/Public Health Manager
  • Public Health Physician
  • General and Specialist Medical Practitioner
  • Hospital Pharmacist
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Veterinarian
  • Registered Nurse (child and family health)
  • Retail Pharmacist

Life and Earth Sciences

  • Environmental Engineers
  • Environmental Manager
  • Industrial Pharmacist
  • Aquatic Scientist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Advanced Composites Engineering
  • Archaeological/Paleontological Specialist
  • Bioeconomist
  • Biochemists
  • Bioinformatician
  • Bioinformaticist
  • Biological Scientist
  • Botanical Scientist
  • Chemical Scientist
  • Computational Biologist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Ecological Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Geochemist
  • Geohazards Specialist
  • Geologist
  • Geophycist
  • Laboratory Technologist and Technician
  • Marine Bioscientist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Metallurgical Scientist
  • Metrology
  • Microbiological Scientist
  • Polymer Scientist
  • Protein Scientist
  • Seismologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Toxicology Scientist
  • Water Resource Scientist

Professionals and Associate Professional

  • Land and Engineering Surveyors
  • Electronic Engineering Technician
  • Materials Engineering Technologist
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Practitioner
  • Draughtsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Chemical Engineering Technician
  • Organisation and Methods Analyst (Incl. scheduler, estimator)
  • Surveying Technician
  • Geomatics Technician
  • Quantity Surveying Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Materials Engineer Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Materials Engineering Technician – Road materials
  • Materials Tester
  • Construction Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Agent/Manager/Officer
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Senior Technologist
  • Architectural Draughtsperson
  • Astronomer
  • Physicist (SKA)
  • Geomagnetic Physicist
  • Solar Physicist
  • Space Physicist
  • Plasma Physicist
  • Space Technologist
  • Space Weather Specialist
  • Magnetic Technology Specialist
  •  Radar Engineering
  • Radio Frequency Engineering
  • Environmental Technologist
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering Technologist
  • Industrial Engineering Technician
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Contract Manager
  • Landscape Horticulturalist
  • Mining Technician

Trades

  • Millwright
  • Boilermaker (For Strategic Infrastructure Projects)
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Double Coded Welder
  • Rigger
  • Moulder
  • Raise-bore Operators
  • Raise-bore Foreman

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)

  • Software Development Engineers and Managers
  • Systems Architects, Engineers and Managers
  • Foreign Language speakers for specialist language support and technical or sales support (German, Swiss German, Flemish, Greek, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and French)
  • Business Analyst
  • Quality Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Specialist/Auditor
  • Customer Service Manager/Team Lead

Academics and Researchers

  • Doctoral Graduates (Acquired Abroad)
  • Research in any of the following areas;
  • Galaxy Formation and Evolution
  • Galaxy Structure and Dynamics
  • Pulsars and Black Holes
  • Pulsars and Black Holes
  • Pulsars and Gravitational Waves
  • Deep Observations of the earliest Radio Galaxies
  • Dynamic and Transient Burst
  • VLBI Operations
  • Search for CO to investigate role of Molecular Hydrogen
  • Deep Surveyors of Neutral Hydrogen Gas in the Early Universe
  • Cosmology and Dark Energy
  • Cosmic Magnetism
  • Calibration and Imaging of Radio Interferometer data
  • Pulsar Research
  • Pulsar and Gravitational Waves
  • VLBI Operations
  • Signal Processing
  • Observational Radio Astronomy in General
  • Algorithm for Radio Astronomy
  • Signal Processing for Radio Astronomy
  • Supercomputing for Radio Astronomy
  • Software Development for Radio Astronomy
  • Data and Streaming- Real-Time Processing of Massive Data Amounts
  • Green Computing- Extreme Performance at Minor Energy Cost
  • Performance at Minor Energy Costs
  • EMC and Spectrum Management
  • Beam Modelling
  • Antenna Modelling
  • Feeds for Radio Astronomy Systems
  • Receivers for Radio Astronomy Systems
  • Signal Processing for Radio Astronomy
  • High Speed Data Transport
  • Nano-photonics-Data Transport Power
  • Nanotechnology
  • Palaeosciences
  • Reduction over Short and Long Distances
  • Antenna Design
  • Antenna Foundation Design
  • RFI Shielded Buildings and Facilities
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Space Science and Technology
  • Global Change
  • Energy Security
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Earth Observation
  • Natural and Applied Science

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Visa Benefits

  1. Visa issued is valid for 5 years
  2. Freedom to move between employers.
  3. Less obligation on employers.
  4. Pathway for permanent residency
  5. Family can accompany
  6. Live, work, study and stay in the country

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Visa Fee & Processing Time

The visa fee for South Africa Critical Skills Work Permit is R1520 per applicant.

Processing time is 6 to 8 Months

Disclaimer: Visa fees are subjected to change without prior notice.

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Opulentus Fees

Opulentus Overseas Career's Service fee is Competitive & among the best you will find in the industry. At any given time, our state of the art Processing Centre is processing over 5000 active cases from across the world. Our processes are standard & Process Consultants are the best in the world.

Our Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee that other than company offers & promotions, you will not be quoted a higher price & eventually pay a lower price. Prices are determined by the company & set for all clients, all offices & all cases. You know you are paying the right price – the same as all our 10000+ clients around the world.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.                  



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