LONG –TERM VISA CATEGERIES
1. General Work Visa
This type of visa can be applied for by any person holding a degree or diploma whether obtained in South Africa or abroad. For one with a foreign degree you will need to have it converted through SAQA. This visa is normally issued according to the duration in one’s offer of employment but for a maximum of 5 years. The process comes in two stages for applicants with a direct right to apply (Ask about this).
An endorsement from the department of Labour. Alternatively this option can be waived. And the second stage is an application for to change conditions to a general work Visa.