Requirements for critical skill visa
Duly completed online form.The department of Home affairs does not accept handwritten forms.
Passport valid for no less than 30 calendar days after expiry of the intended visit.
A medical report not older than 6 months
A radiological report not older than 6 months
Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable) is required for official recognition thereof.
The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the sharing offinancial responsibilities are taken up by the parties andfor setting of the particulars of the children in the spousal relationship.
Proof of a union recognised in terms of the recognition of customary marriages act, 1998 (act no. 120 of 1998), where applicable.
Divorce decree, where applicable.
Proof of court order awarding custody, where applicable.
Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable.
Written consent from both parents and/or sole custody parent, where applicable, with proof of sole custody.
Proof of legal adoption where applicable.
Legal separation order, where applicable.
Police clearance certificate issued by the police or security authority in each country where the relevant applicant resided for 12 months or longer after attaining the age of 18 years, in respect of criminal records or the character of that applicant, which certificate shall not be older than six months at the time of its submission: (provided that the certificate shall not be required from a foreign country in the case of renewal or extension of a visa but from the republic)
A yellow fever vaccination certificate if that person travelled or intends to travel or transiting through an endemic area of yellow fever: (provided that the certificate will not be required where that person travelled or intends travelling in direct transit through such area)
A written undertaking by the employer accepting responsibility for the costs related to the deportation of the applicant and his/her dependent members of the family, whether it should become necessary (where there isn’t an employer: proof of sufficient financial means of a minimum value of r3 000 in the form of three months bank statements)
A written undertaken by the employer ensuring that the passport of his or her employee is valid at any time during his or her employmentperiod (where there is no employer: a written undertaken by the applicant to ensuring that the passport of the applicant will be valid at all times for the duration of his or her temporary visa)
Proof that the applicant falls within the critical skills category by specifically indicating the occupation/critical skill for which the application is being made. The critical skills list must contain the occupation/ critical skill..
Proof of evaluation of the foreign qualification by SAQA and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the republic.
If required by law, proof of application for a certificate of registration with the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the national qualifications framework act;
A confirmation, in writing, from the professional body, council or board recognised by saqa in terms of section 13(1)(0)of the national qualifications framework act, or any relevant government department verifying the skills or qualifications of the applicant and his/her appropriate post qualification experience (if unattached, VFS official is required to check directive 22 of 2014)
Proof of payment of the applicable fee