Critical Skills list and other important information has been published by the Minister of Home Affairs. The critical skills list is extensive and includes new categories such as language skills for the BPO sector. See also categories below.

The minimum retirement income is now R 37 000 instead of R 20 000 per month (however, dependent spouses and children can accompany the retiree).

The net worth of an independent investor has to show is now R 12 million instead of R 7,5 million and the additional fee to be paid in this category R 120 000 instead of R 75 000.

South African relatives now have to show funds of R 8 500 instead of R 5 000 per month being available to support their foreign family members, including their spouses (only in the case of dependent children the financial assurance is not necessary).

The minimum investment amount and the industries in the national interest for business visas have not yet been published.

Further information will be published in due course. You are welcome to contact us with regards to any questions you may have.

Critical skills industries:

Agriculture and related Sciences
Architecture and the Built Environment
Business, Economics, Management Studies
Information Communication & Technology
Health Professions & related Clinical Sciences
Life & Earth Sciences
Professionals & Associate Professionals
Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Academics & Researchers
Post Graduates

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