UPDATE: New Police Clearance Process Postponed

In mid-September, The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new process of gaining a South African police clearance via applicant’s biometrics (fingerprints) would be effective as of 1 October 2016. Read more about the announcement here.   VFS Global announced that this procedure has been temporarily postponed until further notice. Read the notice […]

Autism treatment in South Africa

Visas for autism treatment in South Africa

South Africa has a large choice of popular autism schools and treatment centres of high standard which a number of foreign nationals seeking treatments look to as a solution. In most cases, South Africa is the only option for some countries to turn to for treatments, as these centres have not yet established in their […]

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 […]


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, […]


2016 Update on South Africa’s Visa Rules

South Africa's Department of Home Affairs has recently issued a statement outlining the progress achieved to date concerning last year's proposed visa concessions. The report identifies  several key areas for discussion, including: Unabridged Birth Certificates While South African minor children travelling out of the country still require an unabridged birth certificate (UBC) to do so, the Department of [...]