South Africa: Immigration Requirement Changes

Key Points  

  • South Africa held a conference on 9 April 2024, where they discussed upcoming changes to the country’s immigration regulations, including the introduction of a points-based system 

Immigration Regulation Changes for 2024 

On 9 April 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 apply to general work visa categories. 

Looking Ahead  

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

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

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