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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
*Obtain the application form from SAQA offices, or download it from SAQA website or complete your application on-line (recommended).
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'''SOUTH AFRICA – HOW TO EVALUATE YOUR FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS'''<br>
*Complete all the sections of the application form.
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*'''NOTE''': The In-person procedure explained below is general i.e. during normal situation. But, due to the COVID - 19 pandemic that is prevailing all over the world, the SAQA does not encourage its clients to walk-in into the office premises and instructs that the applicants should e-mail the applications and required documents to the e-mail id foreignapplications@saqa.org.za. The detailed lockdown application procedure can be found in the following document: [https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/docs/Lockdown%20application%20procedure.pdf Application procedure] 
*Ensure that proof of the necessary payment (always to be made in ZAR currency) accompanies the application.
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*The general procedure is as follows:
*Provide legible and certified true copies of all documents required.
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*Provide a copy of a legitimate identification document
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'''Apply In-Person'''<br>
Certificates in foreign languages must be accompanied by sworn translations into English.
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# To evaluate your foreign qualification in person, you have to visit the Head office of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and make an application at the Directorate of Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS).
;Note
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# You can find the address and contacts for the SAQA in the following link: [https://www.saqa.org.za/contact-us link]
SAQA needs both the document in the original language and the sworn translation.
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# Visit the office and obtain the application form for Evaluation of your Foreign Qualifications from the concerned department as directed.
 
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# Please make the payment for the process before submitting the application form. Also, attach all the documents as mentioned in the “Required documents” section of this page.
 
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# Please make sure that all the documents are clearly readable and certified.
 
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# Then, submit the application form along with all the required documents at the Directorate of Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS). Submission can be done through post or courier or in-person.
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# The application will be accepted only if the form and other documents meet the stipulations of the SAQA, as mentioned. Otherwise, the applications are deferred and the applicants are informed about the deficiencies.
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# If the applicant wishes, there is a possibility of raising a special request with separate fees for a non-compliant application. When the application is accepted, authenticity verification process of the application and attached documents will be carried out by the concerned authorities.
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# After all the necessary verifications and processes are done, the SAQA certificate of Evaluation will be issued through courier or should be collected in person after reception of intimation.
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'''Apply online'''<br>
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# To apply for Evaluation of your Foreign Qualifications online, you need to click on the following link: [https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/user/home link]
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# If you have registered already, enter your ‘Email’ and ‘Password’ under the respective fields and click on “Login” button. Otherwise register as new user by clicking on “Clicking here” button.
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# User registration page will be opened. Fill all the details like Title, Surname, Address, Contact Information, Email ID and Password for your new account under the tab “Please enter your user details”.
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# Then, fill the bank account details of your sponsor under the tab “Please enter the banking details of the sponsor” like bank name, code and account details. Then, enter the verification code and click on “Create account” button.
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# Your new account will be logged in and you will be redirected to edit your user details in the next page. If you want do any modifications and click on “Save” button. On the left side menu bar, click on “Evaluation” option under ‘New application’ menu. Application module with required tabs will open.
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# In the first tab “Overview”, you can find an overview before you proceed to file an application. Information like Purpose of Evaluation, Processing time, Documents to be submitted, Fees details, Modes of payment available will be available.
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# The applicant can make use of any option by clicking on the respective option. Read everything carefully and click on “Next” button. Under the “Qualification Holder” tab, personal details of the qualification holder such as name, surname ID/Passport number and address should be filled. After filling these, click on “Next” button.
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# In the “History of Learning” tab, click on “Add Qualification” option to add the qualification which you want evaluation for. Fill the fields with the name of the qualification, Institution name and the academic period of your qualification. Select the check box “The Qualification was completed” if you had completed your qualification.  
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# Then, click on “save” button. If you want to add more qualifications that need to be evaluated, you can add it by clicking on “Add Qualification” option. After completing, click “Next” button.
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# Next tab “Purpose” will be opened. In that tab, the applicant needs to select the check box according to his/her requirement. You can select more than one check box with respect to your need. After selecting, click on “next” button.
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# In the “Results” tab, your initial fees details will be displayed and you will have provisions to specify the mode for communication of results. Select the radio button as applicable and also answer the Yes/No question about the access to third party. Then, click on “Next” button and proceed.
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# If you had selected “Yes” radio button for the question about the online access to evaluation in the “Results” tab, you will be asked to fill the “Online access to evaluation” tab. Under this tab, the applicant needs to select the no. of users that the applicant is willing to provide access to evaluation.  
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# Select a number among the three that is listed when you click on the drop-down menu in ‘Number of Users’ field. You will be asked to fill the details of the users that you want to give online access. Enter the details and click “Next” button.
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# If you had selected “No” radio button, you will be redirected to “Terms and conditions” tab once you click on “Next” button in the “Results” tab. Please indicate how you would like to be notified of status changes and account details in the “Terms and conditions” tab by selecting any of the check boxes “SMS” or “Email”.  
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# Then, specify if you used SAQA resources at the SAQA offices by selecting the check box available below (leave blank if you did not). Read carefully all the Terms and Conditions listed in the tab and click on “Finish” button. Before that, you can check and modify any information entered under any tab (if required) by clicking on “Back” button.
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# Now, you will be redirected to complete the further steps in the next page. In the page that opens, you can use the “View/Edit” option if you still want to recheck and make any changes in the application. This option can also be used when you leave your application partially filled and resume after some time.
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# Click on the “Print” option to print your completed application form. Write the date on which you are submitting the application and attest the printed form.
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# Click on “Print the sample deposit slip” to download the deposit slip, if you want to pay at a Standard Bank teller. Else, click on “Click here” to pay with your credit or debit card.
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# You can download and print the consent form by clicking on “Consent form” option. Then, the Qualification holder should fill the consent form and attest it. It should be submitted with the application as consent for the QH’s information to be released for the glance of SAQA’s authorities.
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# Also, enclose all the other required documents as mentioned and send the paper application pack to the Head office of the SAQA through post or courier or deliver in person.  Applicants are encouraged to deliver applications to SAQA in person, or by courier, to avoid postal delays.
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# The application will be accepted only if the form and other documents meet the stipulations of the SAQA, as mentioned. Otherwise, the applications are deferred and the applicants are informed about the deficiencies.
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# If the applicant wishes, there is a possibility of raising a special request with separate fees for a non-compliant application. When the application is accepted, authenticity verification process of the application and attached documents will be carried out by the concerned authorities.
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# After all the necessary verifications and processes are done, the SAQA certificate of Evaluation will be issued. The details about issuance of results is available in detail in the following link: [https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/info/results link]
  
 
==Required Documents==
 
==Required Documents==
*Certified copy of your identity document
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# Certified copy of Identity proof
*Certified education certificate
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# Proof of payment as indicated on the application
*Certified all qualification documents
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# Consent form or undertaking duly signed by Qualification Holder
*Certificates in foreign languages must be accompanied by (verbatim) sworn translations into English. Note that both the document in the original language and the translation are required.
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# Qualification Documents that should be evaluated
*Secondary school qualifications
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# Duly signed Application form
*Complete and legible academic records/transcripts/subject lists/diploma supplements are needed in respect of all higher education qualifications.
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*Requirements that the documents mentioned above should meet is explained in the document below: [https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/docs/submit.pdf Requirements details]
*Certified copy of your identity document
 
*Certified education certificate
 
*Certified all qualification documents
 
*Certificates in foreign languages must be accompanied by (verbatim) sworn translations into English. Note that both the document in the original language and the translation are required.
 
*Secondary school qualifications
 
*Complete and legible academic records/transcripts/subject lists/diploma supplements are needed in respect of all higher education qualifications.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
;Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications call centre: 012 431 5070
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'''Head Office''',<br>
:Helpdesk: 086 010 3188
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South African Qualifications Authority,<br>
:Switchboard: (012) 431 5000
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SAQA House,<br>
:Fax: (012) 431 5147
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1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield<br>
:Email: ceeq@saqa.org.za
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Pretoria.<br>
 
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Directions using Google map: [https://www.google.co.za/maps/place/South+African+Qualifications+Authority/@-25.7481578,28.2314366,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x1e9561bf6a868363:0x538c7e3457e672b1!8m2!3d-25.7481578!4d28.2336253?hl=en Directions]<br>
;Street address:
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Contact number: 012 431 5070<br>
:SAQA House (formerly known as Hatfield Forum West)
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Email: saqainfo@saqa.org.za <br>
:1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield
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Website: [https://www.saqa.org.za/evaluations-foreign-qualifications website]<br><br>
:Pretoria
 
 
 
;Postal Address:
 
:Postnet Suite 248
 
:Private Bag X06
 
:Waterkloof, 0145
 
 
 
;Gauteng
 
:Pretoria - National office
 
:Tel: 012 4315010
 
:Fax: 012 431 5051
 
:E-mail: verifications@saqa.co.za, yshapiro@saqa.co.za  
 
:City/town: Pretoria
 
:Province: Gauteng
 
:Physical address: South African Qualifications Authority,
 
:Quality Assurance and Development, Hatfield Forum West, 1067 Arcardia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
 
:Postal address: Postnet Suite 248, Private Bag X06, Waterkloof, 0145
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
You are eligible to attend a South African educational institution or to work in South Africa if you have foreign qualifications
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# Any person who has any foreign qualification and in need for evaluation of that qualification can apply.
 
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# The person should possess at least one valid ID proof or Passport.
 
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# The person must possess true copies of all the required documents and the documents must meet the requirements stipulated by SAQA.
  
  
 
==Fees==
 
==Fees==
Products and Services - New Tariff
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*The tariff formulated by the SAQA for Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications can be found in the following document: [https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/docs/Tariff%20List%20-%201%20Apr%202020.docx Tarrifs]
*Application fee (first and further applications) - processing: 30 working days: R440
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*Payment process: [https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2020-06/payment-process.pdf Payment process]
*Fast-tracking for 20 working day turn around:  +R220 (Total R660)
 
*Fast-tracking for 10 working day turn around: + R440 (Total R880)
 
*Copies of certificates (requested with applications): R50 each (Only for third parties; postage included)
 
*Replacement certificate (issued once only; thereafter new application)
 
**Issued before 1 June 2010: R200
 
**Issued from 1 June 2010 onwards: R100
 
*Certified statements (standard processing time: 10 working days): R440
 
*Fee for appeals (fully refundable in the of case of successful appeals): R440
 
Handling Fees
 
*Bank charges: currency conversion: Foreign currency no longer accepted
 
*Admin cost refund: R40
 
*Bank charges: international refunds: R210
 
*Cancellation fee: R145
 
*Reactivation fee (to reactivate incomplete applications, or for special requests such as copies or changes not as a result of oversight by SAQA): R65
 
Postage Fees (in line with Postnet fees as on 1 April)
 
*Traceable mail: SA: R45
 
*Traceable mail: SADC: R95 (Africa)
 
*Traceable mail: international (other): R115
 
*Copies to third parties: Included in cost of copy (traceable)
 
Verification Fees
 
*SAQA Certificates (verification agencies): R10 admin fee per case + R65 for report
 
*Qualification documents (Public Service: high level appointment): R65 per information source contacted + fees charged by information source
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Validity==
 
==Validity==
 
  Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
 
  Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever
 
 
 
  
 
==Documents to Use==
 
==Documents to Use==
Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.
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*Online application procedure: [https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2020-06/Online-application-procedure.pdf application procedure]
 
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*Consent form: [https://dfqeas.saqa.co.za/dfqeas/docs/Consent_form.pdf Contest form]
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Sample Documents==
 
==Sample Documents==
  Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.  
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  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
*Normal application: 30 working days.
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* Normal application: 30 working days.
*Urgent application: 20 working days.
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* Urgent application: 20 working days.  
*Priority application: 10 working days.
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* Priority application: 10 working days.  
*Special application: 48 hours (send a notification to specialrequests@saqa.org.za)
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* Special application: 48 hours (send a notification to specialrequests@saqa.org.za)
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Related Videos==
 
==Related Videos==
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
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  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
 
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Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
 
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Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
 
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Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
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==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==
*If you have foreign qualifications and wish to attend a South African educational institution or to work in South Africa, you might have to apply to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to have your qualifications evaluated.  
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* The South African Qualifications Authority does not allow any general public to visit the office unless they meet the stipulated requirements. Please refer the following document for more information: https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2020-06/AccesstoSAQAoffices.pdf
*When you apply for either a quota or a general work permit in South Africa, immigration policy requires you to submit a SAQA certificate of evaluation as part of your application.
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* SAQA only allows the Qualification Holders to apply for an evaluation in terms of protection of private details and some other security reasons which is found in detail in the document below: https://www.saqa.org.za/docs/webcontent/2019/QHasapplicant-%20draft%20notice.pdf
*If you wish to attend a South African educational institution, you will need SAQA to evaluate your qualification if the institution you have applied to requires you to do so. Professional bodies may also require you to get a SAQA evaluation of your foreign qualification before you are allowed to practice your profession.
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* Qualification certificates in foreign languages should be accompanied by certified translated documents on submission.
*Other than that the evaluation service is not compulsory and serves to advice on the level that foreign qualifications should be recognised at.
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* If the application does not include all the required documents, or if documents do not comply with the requirements outlined, or if any other requirement as stipulated in the application information procedure is not met, SAQA regards the application as non-compliant and will not accept it.  
*This service is offered by the Directorate of Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS) at SAQA.
 
;Note
 
To apply for the evaluation of foreign qualifications, study the procedural guidelines and tariff structure contained in the application form.
 
;Forms to complete
 
*Evaluation of foreign qualifications
 
*Alternatively you can follow the link to complete your application on-line (recommended). http://www.saqa.org.za/
 
*Note, however, that a printout of the on-line application still needs to be submitted together with hard copies of the qualification documents, the id and proof of payment.
 
*A paper based application is required due to the fact that scanned qualification documents cannot be accepted for evaluation purposes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Required Information==
 
==Required Information==
*Full name
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# Name and contact details
*Date of birth
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# Date of birth
*Valid identity/passport number
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# Residential address
*Residential Address
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# Details of Educational qualifications
*Country
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# ID number or Passport number
*Mobile number
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# Details of users other than the applicant that is given the online access
*Email
 
*Telephone number
 
*Fax number
 
*Purpose of application
 
*Bank details of sponsor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Need for the Document==
 
==Need for the Document==
If you have foreign qualifications and wish to attend a South African educational institution or to work in South Africa, then your qualifications need to be evaluated at South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).  
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* When you have a foreign qualification and you want to work in any professional body or attend any Educational Institution in South Africa, the concerned body may ask you to submit a Certificate of Evaluation from SAQA.  
 
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==Information which might help==
 
==Information which might help==
Enter other informations which might help
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* The evaluation consists of processes namely verification of foreign qualifications by ensuring the accreditation of issuing bodies in the national systems they are operated in, legitimacy of the Qualifications, order of the qualification documents and authenticity of awards claimed by the Qualification holders.
 
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* The foreign qualifications are compared with South African Qualifications, considering the structure and outcomes of the foreign qualifications, to locate them within the South African NQF.
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
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  The purpose of the SAQA evaluation is to determine the level of the National Qualifications Framework at which foreign qualifications should be recognised.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
;South Africa Government Services
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* Guidelines regarding refunds and cancellations: https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2020-06/Guidelines-for-refunds-%26-cancellation-Dec%202016.pdf
www.services.gov.za<br>
 
http://www.services.gov.za/services/content/Home/ServicesForPeople/EducationAndTraining/Teriary/evaluationofforeignqualifications/en_ZA?pid=2&tid=3#contactinfo
 
 
 
;Link to complete your application on-line
 
http://www.saqa.org.za/
 
 
 
;Department of Higher Education and Training South African
 
http://www.dhet.gov.za/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Others==
 
==Others==
 
  More information which might help people.
 
  More information which might help people.
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 11:20, 2 August 2020

Procedure[edit]

SOUTH AFRICA – HOW TO EVALUATE YOUR FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS

  • NOTE: The In-person procedure explained below is general i.e. during normal situation. But, due to the COVID - 19 pandemic that is prevailing all over the world, the SAQA does not encourage its clients to walk-in into the office premises and instructs that the applicants should e-mail the applications and required documents to the e-mail id foreignapplications@saqa.org.za. The detailed lockdown application procedure can be found in the following document: Application procedure
  • The general procedure is as follows:


Apply In-Person

  1. To evaluate your foreign qualification in person, you have to visit the Head office of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and make an application at the Directorate of Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS).
  2. You can find the address and contacts for the SAQA in the following link: link
  3. Visit the office and obtain the application form for Evaluation of your Foreign Qualifications from the concerned department as directed.
  4. Please make the payment for the process before submitting the application form. Also, attach all the documents as mentioned in the “Required documents” section of this page.
  5. Please make sure that all the documents are clearly readable and certified.
  6. Then, submit the application form along with all the required documents at the Directorate of Foreign Qualifications Evaluation and Advisory Services (DFQEAS). Submission can be done through post or courier or in-person.
  7. The application will be accepted only if the form and other documents meet the stipulations of the SAQA, as mentioned. Otherwise, the applications are deferred and the applicants are informed about the deficiencies.
  8. If the applicant wishes, there is a possibility of raising a special request with separate fees for a non-compliant application. When the application is accepted, authenticity verification process of the application and attached documents will be carried out by the concerned authorities.
  9. After all the necessary verifications and processes are done, the SAQA certificate of Evaluation will be issued through courier or should be collected in person after reception of intimation.


Apply online

  1. To apply for Evaluation of your Foreign Qualifications online, you need to click on the following link: link
  2. If you have registered already, enter your ‘Email’ and ‘Password’ under the respective fields and click on “Login” button. Otherwise register as new user by clicking on “Clicking here” button.
  3. User registration page will be opened. Fill all the details like Title, Surname, Address, Contact Information, Email ID and Password for your new account under the tab “Please enter your user details”.
  4. Then, fill the bank account details of your sponsor under the tab “Please enter the banking details of the sponsor” like bank name, code and account details. Then, enter the verification code and click on “Create account” button.
  5. Your new account will be logged in and you will be redirected to edit your user details in the next page. If you want do any modifications and click on “Save” button. On the left side menu bar, click on “Evaluation” option under ‘New application’ menu. Application module with required tabs will open.
  6. In the first tab “Overview”, you can find an overview before you proceed to file an application. Information like Purpose of Evaluation, Processing time, Documents to be submitted, Fees details, Modes of payment available will be available.
  7. The applicant can make use of any option by clicking on the respective option. Read everything carefully and click on “Next” button. Under the “Qualification Holder” tab, personal details of the qualification holder such as name, surname ID/Passport number and address should be filled. After filling these, click on “Next” button.
  8. In the “History of Learning” tab, click on “Add Qualification” option to add the qualification which you want evaluation for. Fill the fields with the name of the qualification, Institution name and the academic period of your qualification. Select the check box “The Qualification was completed” if you had completed your qualification.
  9. Then, click on “save” button. If you want to add more qualifications that need to be evaluated, you can add it by clicking on “Add Qualification” option. After completing, click “Next” button.
  10. Next tab “Purpose” will be opened. In that tab, the applicant needs to select the check box according to his/her requirement. You can select more than one check box with respect to your need. After selecting, click on “next” button.
  11. In the “Results” tab, your initial fees details will be displayed and you will have provisions to specify the mode for communication of results. Select the radio button as applicable and also answer the Yes/No question about the access to third party. Then, click on “Next” button and proceed.
  12. If you had selected “Yes” radio button for the question about the online access to evaluation in the “Results” tab, you will be asked to fill the “Online access to evaluation” tab. Under this tab, the applicant needs to select the no. of users that the applicant is willing to provide access to evaluation.
  13. Select a number among the three that is listed when you click on the drop-down menu in ‘Number of Users’ field. You will be asked to fill the details of the users that you want to give online access. Enter the details and click “Next” button.
  14. If you had selected “No” radio button, you will be redirected to “Terms and conditions” tab once you click on “Next” button in the “Results” tab. Please indicate how you would like to be notified of status changes and account details in the “Terms and conditions” tab by selecting any of the check boxes “SMS” or “Email”.
  15. Then, specify if you used SAQA resources at the SAQA offices by selecting the check box available below (leave blank if you did not). Read carefully all the Terms and Conditions listed in the tab and click on “Finish” button. Before that, you can check and modify any information entered under any tab (if required) by clicking on “Back” button.
  16. Now, you will be redirected to complete the further steps in the next page. In the page that opens, you can use the “View/Edit” option if you still want to recheck and make any changes in the application. This option can also be used when you leave your application partially filled and resume after some time.
  17. Click on the “Print” option to print your completed application form. Write the date on which you are submitting the application and attest the printed form.
  18. Click on “Print the sample deposit slip” to download the deposit slip, if you want to pay at a Standard Bank teller. Else, click on “Click here” to pay with your credit or debit card.
  19. You can download and print the consent form by clicking on “Consent form” option. Then, the Qualification holder should fill the consent form and attest it. It should be submitted with the application as consent for the QH’s information to be released for the glance of SAQA’s authorities.
  20. Also, enclose all the other required documents as mentioned and send the paper application pack to the Head office of the SAQA through post or courier or deliver in person. Applicants are encouraged to deliver applications to SAQA in person, or by courier, to avoid postal delays.
  21. The application will be accepted only if the form and other documents meet the stipulations of the SAQA, as mentioned. Otherwise, the applications are deferred and the applicants are informed about the deficiencies.
  22. If the applicant wishes, there is a possibility of raising a special request with separate fees for a non-compliant application. When the application is accepted, authenticity verification process of the application and attached documents will be carried out by the concerned authorities.
  23. After all the necessary verifications and processes are done, the SAQA certificate of Evaluation will be issued. The details about issuance of results is available in detail in the following link: link
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Required Documents[edit]

  1. Certified copy of Identity proof
  2. Proof of payment as indicated on the application
  3. Consent form or undertaking duly signed by Qualification Holder
  4. Qualification Documents that should be evaluated
  5. Duly signed Application form
  • Requirements that the documents mentioned above should meet is explained in the document below: Requirements details

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Head Office,
South African Qualifications Authority,
SAQA House,
1067 Arcadia Street, Hatfield
Pretoria.
Directions using Google map: Directions
Contact number: 012 431 5070
Email: saqainfo@saqa.org.za
Website: website

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Eligibility[edit]

  1. Any person who has any foreign qualification and in need for evaluation of that qualification can apply.
  2. The person should possess at least one valid ID proof or Passport.
  3. The person must possess true copies of all the required documents and the documents must meet the requirements stipulated by SAQA.


Fees[edit]

  • The tariff formulated by the SAQA for Evaluation of Foreign Qualifications can be found in the following document: Tarrifs
  • Payment process: Payment process

Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

  • Normal application: 30 working days.
  • Urgent application: 20 working days.
  • Priority application: 10 working days.
  • Special application: 48 hours (send a notification to specialrequests@saqa.org.za)

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

  • The South African Qualifications Authority does not allow any general public to visit the office unless they meet the stipulated requirements. Please refer the following document for more information: https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2020-06/AccesstoSAQAoffices.pdf
  • SAQA only allows the Qualification Holders to apply for an evaluation in terms of protection of private details and some other security reasons which is found in detail in the document below: https://www.saqa.org.za/docs/webcontent/2019/QHasapplicant-%20draft%20notice.pdf
  • Qualification certificates in foreign languages should be accompanied by certified translated documents on submission.
  • If the application does not include all the required documents, or if documents do not comply with the requirements outlined, or if any other requirement as stipulated in the application information procedure is not met, SAQA regards the application as non-compliant and will not accept it.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Name and contact details
  2. Date of birth
  3. Residential address
  4. Details of Educational qualifications
  5. ID number or Passport number
  6. Details of users other than the applicant that is given the online access
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Need for the Document[edit]

  • When you have a foreign qualification and you want to work in any professional body or attend any Educational Institution in South Africa, the concerned body may ask you to submit a Certificate of Evaluation from SAQA.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The evaluation consists of processes namely verification of foreign qualifications by ensuring the accreditation of issuing bodies in the national systems they are operated in, legitimacy of the Qualifications, order of the qualification documents and authenticity of awards claimed by the Qualification holders.
  • The foreign qualifications are compared with South African Qualifications, considering the structure and outcomes of the foreign qualifications, to locate them within the South African NQF.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

The purpose of the SAQA evaluation is to determine the level of the National Qualifications Framework at which foreign qualifications should be recognised.

External Links[edit]

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.