The Critical Skills Work Visa HAS BEEN PROGRAMMED BY THE South African Govt to achieve the objectives of National Development Plan(NDP), Industrial Policy Action Plan(IPAP) and New Growth Plan(NGP). 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).

It is a temporary (independent) work visa available for skilled professionals who have recognized qualifications and work experience in their field of occupation. Not all but the selected professionals (who are listed in Critical Skills List) have the opportunity to apply for this visa. The critical skills list currently (as on 11-04-2017) includes the following occupations:

Occupations in Demand

  • Agriculture and Forestry Professionals
  • Architects
  • Constructions Managers
  • Land Surveyor
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Urban & Regional Planner
  • Actuaries & Risk Assessors
  • Corporate General Manager
  • Accounting & Audit Professionals
  • IT Professionals
  • Telecom Professionals
  • Engineers (All Types)
  • Medical Professionals
  • Environmental Professionals
  • Biomedical Professionals
  • Engineering Technicians

Each of the above occupational category may have several sub categories and the applicant is required to understand his/her suitability in the exact sub category before considering applying for it. Each occupation has a South African Professional Body that assess suitability of foreign qualifications and experience for it.

How to Apply

Interested applicants may contact us by sharing their profile/CV/Biodata via email or by completing our Free Online Assessment Form available below.

Upon receiving your details, our expert team will assess your suitability for this visa and will advise according to the requirements of your profession.