The long awaited Permanent Residence for Graduates finalised

The Department of Home Affairs yesterday published the following Directive signed by the Minister of Home Affairs. The Directive grants the below waivers in respect of applications made by foreign graduates who studied at South African tertiary institutions towards degrees in the areas of critical skills.

The waiver allows foreign graduates to apply for Permanent Residency waiving the requirement of the following documentation usually essential in terms of Section 27(b) of the Act –

Certificate from a Professional Body recognised by SAQA confirming the skills and qualifications of the applicant
Proof of post-qualification experience of at least five years
Testimonials from previous employers and a comprehensive curriculum vitae

Please click here for a copy of the waiver