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South African visa solutions for ZSP spouses

Many Zimbabweans holding ZSP’s have settled down and made South Africa a home for themselves and their families, without acquiring a legal South African visa or permit before the end of 2017, they will have to give up their lives here and return to their Zimbabwe. The process for Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) holders converting […]

DHA introduces automated process for RSA Police Clearance

RSA Police Clearance Application No Longer Required for Visas

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced that it will no longer be necessary for those applying for South African visas to obtain hard copies of South African police clearance certificates before South African visa applications may be submitted. As of 1 October, 2016, VFS will use visa applicant’s fingerprints to automatically run background […]

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12 Photos that prove South African Skies are pure magic

Watch the sunset with friends after conquering the mighty Orange River. Smell those big, fat Highveld raindrops during an afternoon thunderstorm in Jozi. Amble on the edge of the world at Slangkop lighthouse. Ponder stars long dead and gone, but still shining in the Karoo. Or simply just enjoy our photos of magnificent African skies, […]

Successful Permanent Residency Visa

Le Roux Attorneys: Permanent Residency Permit Outcome in Record Time

With the help of Le Roux Attorneys Zimbabwean national, Kudzai Mushininga was granted a permanent residency certificate in less than three months.  Read her story below. As an aspiring actuary, Kudzai elected to study at UCT due to its international recognition, affordability in comparison to equivalent international institutions, and its close proximity to her Zimbabwean […]

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Relief for spousal visa applicants

In-country change of status to spousal visa now allowed VFS in South Africa has been instructed to allow visitors visa holders to change status from within South Africa.  In-country change of status will however only be allowed when the visitor wants to change to long-stay visitor visas or to a spousal visa. [UPDATE – see […]

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Legalising yourself from within South Africa

In the past, prior to the amendments to the Immigration Act, it was possible for an illegal foreigner to “legalise” or “regularise” him/herself from within South Africa by making payment of the requisite fine. This is no longer the case and we are constantly encountering foreigners who find themselves illegally in South Africa with little […]

Rugby World Cup Quiz

The 2015 Rugby World Cup Quiz

World Cups. Nothing has a more profound impact on the general psyche of a nation. South Africa doesn't do simple when it comes to World Cups. It's all or nothing. Mention the 1999 Cricket World Cup to any South African and he's likely to babble on maniacally about Alan Donald. "Just run Allan! Run!". Of [...]
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Can a South African be declared undesirable?

If you have a South African passport and want to know in which cases you could be declared an undesirable person and what to do should you be declared an undesirable person then we suggest you keep reading. In this post, we will debunk myths and give you all the facts on what an undesirable […]

Retention of South African Citizenship

Overstay Visa South Africa – Must I leave?

So you’re in South Africa a bit longer than you said you would be, due to some or other reason. Do you have to leave or can you extend your stay from inside the country? We take you through all your options below. Can I apply for a new visa or permit from within South […]