Staff, 2023-01-06 01:54:41,
The Embassy of Nepal in South Africa on Thursday issued a travel advisory citing an increase in illegal activities under the guise of promising well paying jobs in the African nation.
The Pretoria-based embassy informed that cases of people being duped of millions of rupees under the assurance of a comfortable life and well-paying job in South Africa was on the rise and has urged all to get visa related information by contacting the missions of the respective countries or the Nepali missions abroad.
“The victims’ are made to travel through tough and dangerous routes, via India, UAE, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Mauritius, and other nations, to reach the African nation, after which they are left stranded,” reads the advisory. “Some victims are even left on their own during transit.”
In the notice, the embassy has also mentioned that vacancies for 140 sectors based on skill and experience were announced in August last year, adding that South Africa only takes foreign employees if they do not have enough natives to fill the vacant positions.
“It is misleading and false that it is easy to enter countries in Europe and America among others from South Africa,” the notice reads.
The embassy has also requested everyone not to be involved in illegal work.
The embassy has requested those wanting to work in South Africa to come with a work permit in accordance with the prevailing laws of the Nepal government.
Noting that the tourist visa is only for the purpose of…
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