A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, “Critical Skills Survey Results 2017”, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals. It is therefore to every business and professional body’s benefit to engage with government to make work visa applications as easy as possible.
President Jacob Zuma announced early Tuesday morning, 17 October 2017 more changes to the current roles within the Cabinet.
Marisa Jacobs, director and head of immigration and mobility at Xpatweb, unpacks what’s required to obtain a work visa for a foreign skilled employee.
In truth, it’s extremely easy if you know what you need and how to go about it, but near impossible if you are inexperienced and make school boy errors.
Managing Director of Work Permit South Africa, Marisa Jacobs, was interviewed on how employers can obtain a work Visa for a foreign skilled employee. Should you have missed the interview please feel free to listen to it below.
Time aired: 07/27/2017 at 2:50PM
The draft tax law amendments for 2017 has been published by National Treasury on 19 Jul 2017, which contains the much-anticipated details on tax treatment of South Africans performing their employment abroad
General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process.
Holders of general work visas, the most commonly sought visa for foreign professionals working and living in South Africa are finding it practically impossible to renew their visas.
Following the cabinet approval of the Department of Home Affairs’ White Paper regarding the targets to be met by 2063 of South Africa’s migration and immigration status, South African citizens who wish to travel abroad for more than three (3) months will soon be required to register with the Government.
The Department of Home Affairs established that they do not have 4 616 Permanent Residency applications that were submitted prior to June 2014 on file, as per the source of their Track and Trace system.
A solution pertaining to the above has been provided by the Department, whereby any individual who applied for Permanent Residence prior to 02 June 2014 and whose particulars appear on the list published in the National Government Gazette, may re-submit their Permanent Residency applications at their earliest convenience.
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