NEW QUOTA WORK PERMITS FOR FOREIGNERS WITH SCARCE by alicejenny

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									                NEW QUOTA WORK PERMITS FOR FOREIGNERS WITH SCARCE
                               AND CRITICAL SKILLS

         Please, be informed that the Minister of Home Affairs has announced
         the availability of 34 825 Quota Work Permits for skilled foreigners.
         Interested foreigners must have formal qualifications and at least
         five years practical experience. On application, the permit will be
         issued on successful applicants will be required to find a job in their
         field of expertise and to report to a Home Affairs office within 90
         days of being issued with the necessary permission to enter the
         country by a South African diplomatic mission.

         The permit will remain valid for as long as permit holders are
         employed within their areas of expertise, even if they change jobs.
         Permit holders under this system must confirm to Home Affairs
         annually that they continue to work in their designated professions.

         The turn around time for the issuance of Quota Work Permits is 30
         days and processing fee is £125. 00.

         The list is as follows:


                                   Call/Contact Centre Service Managers
   SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                       REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
     CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
    OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Call or Contact Centre Manager          •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         2500
                                        •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                 Information and Organization Professionals
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                   REQUIREMENTS                                                               APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Actuaries and risk assessors            •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                        •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Agricultural economists                 •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                        •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Statisticians                           •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                        •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Economists                              •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                        •   At least 5 years relevant experience.




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                         Manufacturing and Construction Engineering Professionals
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                 REQUIREMENTS                                                               APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Chemical and materials Engineers      •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       200
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Civil Engineers                       •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       1000
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Structural Engineers                  •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       150
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Aeronautical Engineers                •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers        •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Avionics Engineers                    •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       250
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Electrical and Electronic Engineers   •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Industrial Engineers                  •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       100
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Mechanical Engineers                  •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       100
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Mining Engineers                      •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       100
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Quality Engineers and Inspectors      •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       250
                                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Specialist Pipe Engineering and       •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
Manufacturing                         •   At least 5 years relevant experience.




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                                      Natural and Physical Science Professionals
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                    REQUIREMENTS                                                                  APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Astronomers                                 •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       200
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Astrophysics                                •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       200
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Atmospheric Physicists                      •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       200
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Space Scientists                            •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       200
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Chemists, Analytical Chemists and           •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       100
Industrial Chemists                         •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Agricultural and forestry Scientists        •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Bioengineering and Biotechnologists         •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Food Technologists                          •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       100
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Geologists                                  •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       100
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Geophysists                                 •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       150
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Veterinarians                               •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       250
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                        Biomedical Engineers and Technicians
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                    REQUIREMENTS                                                                  APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Clinical & Biomedical Engineers and         •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         5000
Technologists                               •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                                 Health Professionals
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                    REQUIREMENTS                                                                  APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Research and Development                    •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         300
Pharmacologists                             •   At least 5 years relevant experience.




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                                                Education Professionals
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                    REQUIREMENTS                                                                  APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
School Teachers (Maths, Science,            •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         1000
D&T Specializations)                        •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                         Agricultural and Science Technicians
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                              REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Agricultural Science Technicians            •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         5000
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                                  Science Technicians
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                              REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Earth Science Technicians                   •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         250
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Biological Science Technicians              •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         1000
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                         Building and Engineering Technicians
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                              REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Civil Engineering Draft persons,            •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       1500
Technicians and technologists               •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Electrical engineering draft persons        •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
and technicians                             •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Hydraulics and Pneumatic Technicians        •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       250
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Industrial/Product Development              •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       1000
Technologists and Testers                   •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Autotronics Technicians                     •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       350
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Mechatronics Technicians                    •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       150
                                            •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Aircraft and Avionics Technicians           •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       1000
including maintenance technicians and       •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
aviation specific design and machining
technologies.




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                                      Manufacturing and Process Technicians
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                             REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Manufacturing Technologists and            •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         50
Technicians.                               •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                      Fabrications Engineering Trade Workers
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                             REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Sheet metal trade workers                  •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         500
                                           •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Structural steel and welding trades        •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         1500
workers (Coded Welders)                    •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Boilermakers                               •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         500
                                           •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                      Mechanical Engineering Trade Workers
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                             REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Metal fitters and machinists               •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
(mechanical builders)                      •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Fitter and Turner                          •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       500
                                           •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Precision metal trades workers and         •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       1500
toolmakers                                 •   At least 5 years relevant experience.
Millwrights and mechatronics trade         •   Registration with relevant professional body   where applicable.       800
workers                                    •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                            Electro – technology and telecommunication workers
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                             REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Electricians                               •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         150
                                           •   At least 5 years relevant experience.


                                                         Jewelers
SPECIFIC PROFESSIONAL                                             REQUIREMENTS                                        APPLICABLE
CATEGORY/ SPECIFIC
OCCUPATIONAL CLASS
Jewelry designers                          •   Registration with relevant professional body where applicable.         250
                                           •   At least 5 years relevant experience.




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