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Critical Skills Letter
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Who can request this letter?

  • This letter can only be requested from IRMSA by paid up members.

Who do I email?

  • To request this letter, please email

How long does it take to obtain the letter?

  • A Critical Skills Letter takes approximately 15-20 working days to process from the date that all supporting documentation and proof of payment has been received and is deemed in order. This time frame is a guideline only and is dependent on the volume of requests received. 
  • The letter will only be issued once payment and all supporting documentation has been received.
  • All supporting documentation needs to be sent in 1 consolidated email. Your request for this letter may be further delayed if documentation is sent in more than 1 email correspondence or if invalid supporting documentation is received.

How much does the letter cost?

  • The cost for this letter is R500.00 ex VAT.
  • Please only make payment once you have a payment reference number as appears on the invoice.
  • The cost of a critical skills letter is non refundable.

What documentation must I submit to receive the letter?

  1. Proof of payment using reference number stated on invoice.
  2. Certified Copy of Passport, dated not older than 3 months.
  3. Proof of Employment -a letter from employer stating position, date of commencement of employment, current dated, signed not older than 02 months from the date of issue. Contract will not be accepted as proof of current employment.
  4. Recently Certified Copies of Certificates of Highest Qualification/s (Not Transcripts, only certificates), dated not older than 3 months.
  5. Detailed and up to date CV:

The CV should include:

  1. All previous job positions held , with the start and finish date for these job positions listed clearly
  2. Start date of current job position
  3. Full detailed list of duties and responsibilities under each of the previous job positions and the current job position as mentioned in points 1 and 2
  4. Include reference telephone and emails for your references at the bottom of your CV

 Note: Further supporting information/documentation may be requested if required. 



IRMSA assists its members with both critical skills letters and permanent residence letters.

Please ensure you clarify which of these you require when emailing us.

The Institute of Risk Management South Africa (IRMSA) reserve the right to refuse the issuing of a critical skills or permanent residence letter or appeals letter.

Please note:

An official critical skills letter, reflecting your details and a unique reference number, will be issued directly from IRMSA to the applicant requesting it (provided proof of payment and the correct supporting documentation has been received). The turnaround time to receive such letter is 15 working days.

To ensure the safety of your personal information and your membership standing with IRMSA, we strongly urge you to not share any of your personal information with third parties and to deal directly with the Institute when requesting this letter. 

Should you require any assistance please contact or 011 555 1800

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