South African study visa

International Students given a blanket extension due to protests

All international students affected by the current student protests with South African study visas, issued for tertiary studies, expiring on or before 31 December 2016 have been given a blanket extension on their visa with a conditional date of 31 March 2017. After receiving representations from tertiary institutions and stakeholders about the matter, the Home […]

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 […]

Source:ijoburg.co.za

Anti-LGBTI Pastor Prohibited from entering South Africa

The Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) has released a statement clarifying its position on the proposed visit of American Pastor Steven Anderson to South Africa. Pastor Anderson is well-known for his anti-LGBTI stance and homophobic preaching. The statement follows public outcry at the news that the controversial pastor would be visiting South Africa to spread […]