One of the requirements in South Africa to apply for or renew or a critical skills visa is registration with a professional body recognised by SAQA in terms of Section 13 (1) (i) of the National Qualifications framework Act.
In order to apply for a visa
If required by law, proof of application for a certificate of registration with the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the national qualifications framework act;
In order to renew a visa
A confirmation, in writing, from the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(0 of the National Qualifications Framework Act, or any relevant government department confirming the skills or qualifications of the applicant and appropriate post qualification experience, (if not attached, VFS official to check directive 22 of 2014)