|Critical Skills Visa|
The much anticipated South African Critical Skills Visa list was published on 3 June 2014.
An application for a Critical Skills Work Visa has to be accompanied by proof that the applicant falls within the critical skills category in the form of:
(a) A confirmation, in writing, from the professional body, council or board recognised by the South African Qualifications Association (SAQA), in terms of Section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, or any relevant government department confirming the skills or qualifications of the applicant and appropriate post qualification experience.
IBASA is recognized by SAQA and can provide you with the confirmations you require to comply with sections A and B of your application. You will need to submit your COMPLETE IBASA application and your proof of payment. The fees are as follows:
Critical Skills Letter
Please find the critical skills list that IBASA assesses:
To work in the field of financial advising in South Africa, individuals need to have formal training. To do so, individuals must have a licence. Under the country’s Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, a national law, it is a requirement for anyone who is working in this field providing financial services to other people that they have a state-approved licence. To do so, individuals must obtain appropriate education in the form of a university degree. They must then apply for an FSP Licence. This licensing requirement is detailed in Section 8 of the FAIS Act
Annual membership :
Normal membership Fees
THE PAYMENT FOR CRITICAL SKILLS MUST BE A SEPARATE PAYMENT REFERENCE SURNAME-CSV
1. SAQA certificates on all foreign qualifications – certified and scanned
The IBASA will forward your completed file to the relevant experts to provide an assessment. This process can take up to 1 month to complete. If you are eligible you will be issued with a Membership Certificate and Critical Skills Letter confirming your application and your skills.
For your SAQA evaluation please go to www.saqa.org.za