Zero hassle getting my permanent residency permit
I HOPE you remember my case. After I finally succeeded with the temporary work permit for myself, a friend of mine (a Congolese doctor) made me aware at the end of last year that Home Affairs changed its attitude towards foreign medical professionals and that I should apply for a permanent residency permit, although my temporary one was still valid for more than four years.
So I gave it a try: I applied with VFS Global for a permanent residency permit on April 7.
Today, seven weeks later, I collected the document in Bloemfontein, even though the VFS website states that it would take six months.
No hassles, no missing documents. All I had to supply was a copy of my temporary permit, a new Foreign Workforce Management Programme endorsement certificate, a new German and South African police clearance certificate and a CV.
Kind regards and thanks again for your assistance.
Georgie: Dr Kaufhold, a German HIV specialist working in a public hospital in the Free State, battled for months to get his exceptional skills work permit renewed. Esther Dlamini of Africa Health Placements did amazing work to assist the doctor.