The Critical Skills Work Visa emanates from the merger of the former Exceptional Skills and Quota Work visas. The latter was issued in line with the Quota List of 2009, which had skills categories, requirements, and the quota of skills targeted in the Republic of South Africa. The Critical Skills work visa is issued in accordance with the critical skills list.
The list was developed in conjunction with the occupations in high demand and the scarce skills lists of the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).
How does one qualify?
Inter-alia with the visa application, one must be able prove that he/she falls within one of the prescribed categories listed on the BLCSA Immigration Critical Skills List by evidencing his/her experience and/or qualifications within the said field.
Current regulations require the individual to corroborate these facts by way of confirmation in writing from the accredited professional body, council or board recognized by SAQA or any relevant government Department confirming his/her skills or qualifications and appropriate post qualification