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Key Points

  • South Africa held a conference on April 9, 2024, where they discussed upcoming changes to the country’s immigration regulations

Immigration Regulation Changes for 2024

On April 9, 2024, the government of South Africa announced further clarifications on upcoming changes to its immigration regulations:

  • The government plans to remove the requirement for general work visa applicants to obtain a recommendation letter from the Department of Labour.
  • The government clarified that its point-based system will specifically apply to general work visa categories.

These clarifications by the South African government signify a commitment to streamlining the immigration process and attracting skilled professionals to contribute to the country’s economic development. By eliminating the need for a recommendation letter from the Department of Labour, the government aims to simplify the application process for general work visas, making it more accessible to prospective applicants. Moreover, implementing a point-based system tailored to general work visa categories indicates a shift towards a more transparent and merit-based approach to immigration, ensuring that skilled individuals who can positively impact the economy are prioritized in the visa allocation process.

Looking Ahead

The government is finalizing its point-based system and is expected to release details in the coming months.

Continue to check South Africa’s government website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Republic of South Africa

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