If you are an overseas visitor looking to reside in SA you also have three months to surrender your overseas licence and obtain one from SA. Due to similar driving standards in some countries you may not have to complete any further testing to obtain the SA licence, there is a list of pre-approved on the link included below. If the country that issued your licence is not on this list you will be required to sit a written test, after which, you will receive a temporary one month licence. Within this one month period you must book and complete a driving test. The link they are referring to is:
Jobs that I have been looking at state "must have residency" does that mean the permanent visa when granted and validated or do you have to live there for a while to get residency?
Originally Posted by Rachiegarlo
It would depend on what visa you are getting you should already know whether it is a temporary visa or a permanent residency visa.
Originally Posted by deborah
It is 175 permanent residency but at what point are you classed as having residency?
Originally Posted by sarahsmartiepants
Just need to know re applying for jobs,
we're on a 495 visa which is a temporary visa but for tax purposes we're residents so we pay less tax (same tax as an aussie), no jobs i went for were bothered that it was not "permanent" as such. We haven't changed our licenses yet as you have three months to do it... and you don't have to take a test if you have a uk license thankfully!! :)
it's so easy to get stuff done here...
amelia and fred