South Africa Quota Work Permit is issued to foreigners
falling within specific professional category or within specific occupational
class determined by the Minister of Home Affairs annually. Which means
foreign nationals with the required qualifications and experience are
allowed to enter the country without first having secured employment.
Unlike other work permits, quota work permits are issued to applicants
before they have secured employment. Holders are allowed into to South
Africa so that they can look for jobs in specific professions. The permits
don't guarantee employment; rather, they give skilled foreigners the opportunity
to compete for work in the country on an equal footing with South Africans.
The applicant does not need
a job offer in order to obtain the permit.
Residence permit will be issued
for 90 days initially, the applicant will be allowed to search for an
employment and update the Department of Home Affairs confirming the
employment within this period.
Labour market opinion is not
The quota permit is issued for
a period of five years however it will be valid as long as the employment
exists. The work permit holder should update the Department of Home
Affairs every 12 months about the employment and the work in the same
About South Africa
South Africa is a medium-sized
country, with a total land area of 1, 219, 090 square kilometres. It
is one-eighth the size of the US, about a third the size of the European
Union, twice the size of France and over three times the size of Germany.
South Africa is a nation of
diversity, with 60-million people and a variety of cultures, languages
and religious beliefs.
The white population is estimated
at (9.0%), the colored population at (9.0%) and the Indian/Asian population
South Africa is the powerhouse
of Africa, the most advanced, broad-based economy on the continent,
with infrastructure to match any first-world country.
Key industries: Mining (world's
largest producer of platinum, chromium), automobile assembly, metal-working,
machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizers, foodstuffs,
commercial ship repair.
Cost of living in South Africa
is relatively low compared to other countries of the same development
level and developed countries. Living in South Africa has proven to
be value for money for most immigrants and expatriates as South Africa
prices of most assets and consumables are lower than most countries.
At least 5 years experience
in the nominated occupation.
Possess relevant Bachelors /higher
qualifications accepted by South Africa and meet the occupational requirements.
Satisfy the Health and character
Have enough financial means
to support your stay in the country.
Benefits of Quota Work Permit
Unlike other work permits, you
will have a opportunity to obtain a right to travel and search an employment
in South Africa
High chances of gaining employment
Can take your family along after
securing an employment
The permit will be valid as
long as you secure employment in the specific occupation
Leads to Permanent residency
after completing a stay of 5 years