22 December, Kathmandu. Nepalese Embassy in South Africa’s capital Pretoria appeals to people to go for overseas employment only through official channels, not to be swayed by false inducements . Europe and the United States. The Embassy in Pretoria has issued a travel advisory today.
According to the embassy, there has been an increase in fraud in South Africa by taking lakhs of rupees from Nepali citizens to get them to work in foreign employment positions with attractive salary and benefits and to take them from South Africa to Nepal. Europe and the United States. In addition, it has been brought to South Africa in a very difficult and risky way through the cities of New Delhi and Mumbai in India, as well as through the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Rwanda, Congo . and other African countries.
The embassy said, ‘Forcing a person for foreign employment or taking large sums of money to entice a person abroad and engaging in prohibited activities as per the extant laws of the Government of Nepal is punishable by law, therefore all concerned should Avoid doing illegal activities and be aware of it. Embassy requests.
The embassy also clarified that it is misleading and untrue that it is easy to travel from South Africa to Europe, America and other countries, as a visa is required to visit any country.
According to the embassy, tourist visas issued by the High Commissioner and Consulate General of South Africa in India are only for the purpose of visiting South Africa on a tourist tour and cannot involve employment on the basis of that visa.
The embassy has also asked Nepalese visiting South Africa to pay due attention and precautions to the following points:
- According to a notification published in the Official Gazette of South Africa on August 2, 2022, foreign nationals are legally allowed to be employed only in cases where 140 types of skilled manpower positions require specialized knowledge and skills Yes, they are not filled. By native citizens, and when they come here for overseas employment in such positions, labor clearance is required as per prevailing laws of Government of Nepal. You just have to bring it. The list of above posts is available at the link http://www.dha.gov.za/images/PDFs/47182-2-8-CriticalSkillsDHA.pdf.
Since the tourist visa issued by the High Commissioner and Consulate General of South Africa in India is only for the purpose of visiting South Africa on a tourist tour, it is not possible to engage in employment work here on the basis of that visa. , As it is illegal to engage in any form of employment while on a tourist visa, the relevant South African authorities will arrest and deport persons involved in such activities and punish them in accordance with the law.
It is misleading and false that it is easy to travel from South Africa to Europe, America and other countries as visa of the respective country is required to go to any country. For visa related information, it is advisable to contact the Embassy of the United States. Nepalese missions in the country concerned or abroad to obtain official information.
Embassy’s email in case of any information related to the mentioned subjects [email protected] Or you can contact the hotline number (0027765093941) with WhatsApp.