Student Waiver

DHA Waiver for International Students in South Africa

South Africa’s Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, announced on Thursday that international students whose visas had expired would be exempt from being declared undesirable and consequently banned from the country. The waiver applies exclusively to students whose visas expired at the end of October and November 2015, and would serve to extend the issuance of students’ visas until December 31st 2015, so as to make provision for exams.

Process is currently underway

The IEASA is currently liaising with the affected universities to compile a list of such students.

Once received, the list will be communicated to the Department of Home Affairs to ensure that only bonafide students are covered by this provision.

Students who intend to study in South Africa next year will be required to follow the normal visa application process.

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One Comment

  1. Good day
    I am a student currently doing my IT diploma through UNISA but outside South Africa and the last time i checked, i was told that i can not obtain a study visa because UNISA is considered as a distant education institution. I just wanted to know if it’s possible for me to apply for a waiver visa in order to come to the Republic of South Africa?, it seems i am struggling with foreign levy fees and late delivery of material.

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