In 2014, the South African government introduced new immigration legislation. As part of this change, the quota work permit for South Africa was withdrawn as a visa category. This change was deemed necessary in order to attract must needed skills to South Africa and to improve the visa and permit application processes.
The fact is that the quota list was limited. It allowed for only a certain number of positions to be filled in certain occupational categories. The critical skills visa that was introduced offer much more to the employer with more than 150 positions on the critical skills list and no limit on the number of
employees that can be employed in each occupational category.
This is just one benefit of the critical skills visa to employers. To learn more about the other benefits,.
It is important to note that those foreign employees still on your payroll on a quota work permit for South Africa cannot extend their permit. These employees would need to apply for a different visa in order to stay in your, or another employer’s, services.
Let Intergate help you with your visa needs
To find out more about how Intergate can assist your business, please contact us to speak to one of our corporate client managers. Our Cape Town office is available at +27 (0) 21 424 2460 and our Johannesburg office can be reached on +27 (0)11 234 4275.
You could also request a free call back. The minute we receive your request, one of our corporate client managers will be alerted. Once this happens, the client manager will endeavour to call you within 24 hours to discuss your needs.
Since our inception in 2005, Intergate has assisted hundreds of companies and foreign workers with South African immigration. Further proof of our credentials are our ISO 9001 certification. Intergate is the only immigration company in South Africa that has this accreditation next to our name. We are certainly in the perfect position to help you too.