Are you the employer noted on your foreign employee’s critical skills visa?

foreign employee critical skills visaBack in the days of exceptional skills and quota visas, foreigners were allowed to move freely from company to company as long as they continued to be employed within the quota category or field of exceptional skill.

This is not the case with the critical skills visas which in essence replaced both the exceptional skills and quote visas.

The problem is that many employers assume that it’s ‘business as usual’ and that foreigners are free to switch employers as they wish when on critical skills visas. Read more Are you the employer noted on your foreign employee’s critical skills visa?

Yes, family members of foreign employees may also come to SA

accompanying spouse and child visasThe Department of Home Affairs realises that families don’t want to be separated when one parent gets a job overseas. That’s why the DHA created the accompanying spouse and child visas for South Africa.

What are the accompanying spouse and child visas?

As the titles suggest, these visas, provided for under Regulation 9 (9)(a) of the Act, allow a non-working partner and children to join the working family member in South Africa. Read more Yes, family members of foreign employees may also come to SA

Meet the Team: Nicola Lochner

Nicola LochnerNicola Lochner is our Corporate Executive Manager and assists South African employers of foreigners with their visa needs. She has a wealth of immigration knowledge thanks to having worked both here and abroad in the immigration industry.

Here we get to know her a bit better (you’ll find her contact details at the end of the interview):  Read more Meet the Team: Nicola Lochner