South Africa is becoming increasingly popular as perfect destination for immigration and is slowly catching up with other destinations such as Italy, South Africa and France. There are many advantages of opting for South Africa immigration for persons across the world. The country is a great option for entrepreneurs who are planning to invest in a local business. Moreover, it has an array of career options for professionals working in various fields.

Visas for Immigration to South Africa

Foreign individuals who are interested in immigration to South Africa have the option to choose between various visas and permits which would depend on the reason for visit as well as duration of stay. Immigrants can opt for either temporary residence visas or permanent residence permits. The following types of visas are applicable for persons interested in South Africa immigration

South African Business Visa

The South African Business visa enables entrepreneurs to live in South Africa and establish a new line of local business or invest in one that already exists. Person’s who apply for this visa should have a minimum investable amount of 5 million INR for the purpose and a certificate from an accountant who is registered with the South African institute of Chartered Accountants in order to confirm that the investor has the required funds for investment.

South African Critical Skills visa

The South African Critical Skills visa is intended to help the country acquire the necessary skills and expertise to meet goals that have been set in their national economic infrastructure projects. An immigrant should have adequate experience in an occupation that is listed on the South African Critical Skills list. The visa is granted for a period of time that can extend up to 5 years and successful applicants can take their immediate and dependent family members with them on the visa.

Eligibility criteria

Individuals who apply for the Critical Skills work visa are required to meet the following criteria
1. A duly filled online application form for Critical Skills visa. Our consultants will guide and assist you in filling this form
2. A passport with validity due at least 30 days post the expected visa end date
3. Proof of having received a valid job offer in a field that is listed on the South African Critical Skills list
4. Proof of sufficient funds
5. Medical and police clearance records
6. A certificate of evaluation by the South African Qualifications Authority in case of any qualifications earned outside South Africa
7. A marriage certificate and birth certificate as the case maybe for dependent spouse and children

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