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Applying for the Critical Skills Visa and Registering with Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa!

Applying for the Critical Skills Visa and Registering with Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa! Are you qualified in one of the following fields? • CISCO Solution Specialist• CISCO Engineer• Solutions Architect in Telecommunications and ICT• Integrated Developers (PHP, PERL, JAVA)• Network Analyst• IT Security Specialist• System Integration…

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Kenya places visa requirements for South Africans on hold

Kenya places visa requirements for South Africans on hold By Estelle Vosloo Good news for South Africans travelling to Kenya is that the new visa requirement plans of the Kenyan government have been placed on hold for the time being.In a reciprocal move to the new South African Immigration and Travel legislation the Kenyan government planned to institute strict new req…

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A definitive end to Temporary Passports

A definitive end to Temporary Passports By Estelle Vosloo The South African Department of Home Affairs confirmed that as of 1 September 2014 temporary passports will no longer be issued to persons awaiting their official passport documents. On Thursday, 21 August the South African Department of Home Affairs announced that temporary passports will no longer be issued p…

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How Forestry Technicians can apply for a Critical Skills Visa and Register with the appropriate Professional Council Body!

How Forestry Technicians can apply for a Critical Skills Visa and Register with the appropriate Professional Council Body! Applying for a Critical Skills Visa can be a quite laborious task and at the same time very confusing. This often leads to a delay in collecting the necessary documentation or your Critical Skills Visa being rejected due to lack of documents. The Cr…

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Agricultural Engineers Can Now Apply for a Critical Skills Visa!

Agricultural Engineers Can Now Apply for a Critical Skills Visa! Are you a qualified agricultural engineer? Would you like to live and work in South Africa? Agricultural engineers can now apply for the Critical Skills Visa and the great news about this visa is that you don’t need a job offer when applying for the Critical Skills Visa. The Critical Skills Visa is val…

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SATSA concerned that new travel regulations could kill the tourism goose laying the golden eggs

SATSA concerned that new travel regulations could kill the tourism goose laying the golden eggs. In an open letter to the South African Department of Home Affairs CEO of the South African Tourism Association, David Frost poses the question if the South African Government might be killing the ‘goose that laid the golden eggs’. Frost is speaking of new visa and travel le…

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Frequently asked questions about the Critical Skills Visa

Frequently asked questions about the Critical Skills Visa 1. How does one qualify for a Critical Skills Visa? Your occupation needs to be listed on the Critical Skills Occupation list; your foreign qualifications must be assessed by SAQA and register with a professional council body specific to your occupation. 2. What are the processing times for the Critical Skill…

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South African Department of Home Affairs shaping up and cleaning house

South African Department of Home Affairs shaping up and cleaning house   The recent conviction and 6-year-sentencing of a corrupt Home Affairs official is proof that the Department of Home Affairs are unwilling to tolerate corruption which is good news for South Africans and foreigners alike. Earlier this week a corrupt Home Affairs Official was arrested for fraudulently…

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I’m not eligible to apply for the new Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Visa, What now?

I’m not eligible to apply for the new Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Visa, What now? The Department of Home Affairs has recently announced that a special visa for Zimbabweans living and working in South Africa has been approved and can now be applied for. The new applications must be submitted to the Home Affairs Submission Centres and adjudicated by the Department of …

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What is a Significant Investor Australian Visa and what you need to know about applying for it.

What is a Significant Investor Australian Visa and what you need to know about applying for it. A Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme is an Australian state or territory nominated method to attract significant migrant investment into Australia and is a subclass of the Business Innovation and Investment visa programme. Applicants applying for the SIV, would be exp…

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Malusi Gigaba says; ‘calm down and comply’.

Malusi Gigaba says; ‘calm down and comply’. Speaking in a short media briefing in Pretoria late last week, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said that people should stop complaining about the new travel regulations and ‘move on’. Gigaba spoke about South Africa’s new travel requirements and said, “When people are finished complaining they must comply. There is no way…

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Planning on taking you children on an overseas trip? Read this before you book your flights

Planning on taking you children on an overseas trip? Read this before you book your flights. With less than 4 months until the summer school holidays start you and your family might have started planning your much deserved vacation. If you are planning to take the family abroad it is vital that you make sure you brush up on South Africa’s immigration rules. The South A…

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Interesting facts you need to know about South African Work Visas

Interesting facts you need to know about South African Work Visas. 1. No job offer is needed to apply for a Critical Skills Visa. The Critical Skills Visa allows you 12 months to secure employment in South Africa. (View Critical Skills Occupation List) 2. PhD students who obtain their qualification in South Africa will qualify to apply for the Critical Skills Visa. 3.…

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Extending your Visa in South Africa

Extending your Visa in South Africa If you would like to extend your visa in South Africa, you must apply 60 days before your visa expires. What visas can be extended in South Africa? • Extend your business visit visa, visitor’s visa, work visa, business visa, family visa or other temporary visas • Apply for change of status in South Africa for the following visa: St…

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Department of Home Affairs respond to airline immigration complaints saying it won’t back down

Department of Home Affairs respond to airline immigration complaints saying it won’t back down By Estelle Vosloo On Thursday the Business Day reported that the South African Department of Home Affairs will not be slacking its strict new immigration policy, saying the security of the country and its people is its first priority. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba reac…

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Are you eligible for the new Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit? Read here to find out more.

Are you eligible for the new Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit? Read here to find out more. By Estelle Vosloo Zimbabwean nationals who have been living and working in the Republic of South Africa with the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project (DZP) must now apply for this visa’s successor called the Zimbabwean Special Dispensation permit (ZSP), but it is important t…

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The practicalities of life in Australia

The practicalities of life in Australia By Estelle Vosloo In the last part of our 2 part series about Australian social customs we look at the tips and information originally issued by the Flinders University of South Australia. Successful adaption to your adoptive country could definitely improve your chances of successfully integrating into a foreign culture. When …

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ICT Occupations listed on the Critical Skills List

ICT Occupations listed on the Critical Skills List The Critical Skills Visa has recently been introduced to fill certain skill shortages in South Africa by allowing applicants who qualify to apply for this visa. There are many advantages to this visa such as: • No job offer needed to apply for this visa (Applicant allowed 12 months to secure employment) • The Critic…

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South Africa not implementing Ebola travel ban

South Africa not implementing Ebola travel ban By Estelle Vosloo Reported on Independent Online South Africa will not be imposing a travel ban on arrivals from western African countries affected by the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. While Zambia reacted to the news of the Ebola outbreak by banning travellers from the affected countries from entering their …

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Announcement: Zimbabweans qualify for new Dispensation permits.

Announcement: Zimbabweans qualify for new Dispensation permits. Announced this morning by the South African Cabinet a special permit for all Zimbabweans living and working is South Africa has been approved. In a much anticipated move Zimbabweans in South Africa can go to bed to night assured that a new special permit has been announced that will mean that they can rema…

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