Critical Skills Visa

When applying for a critical skills visa, a letter from your Professional Body is required.  Please complete this form and attach all the required documents.  Your application will the verified, and reviewed and if approved a letter of support will be issued to you.  This process can take up to 10 working days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What documents are required for LIASA to issue me with a letter for my application for a critical skills visa?

For your application to be reviewed you need to attach the following:

  • A certified copy of your identity document or passport
  • Certified copies of your relevant qualifications
  • A certified copy of your SAQA verification certificate

How long does the process take?

Depending on the correctness and legibility of the documents supplied, this process can take up to 10 working days.

Is Library and Information Science on the Critical Skills List?

No, regrettably it is not on the latest list that is available.  You can access the list from the Department of Home Affairs website.