south african undesirable

Can a South African be declared undesirable?

Section 30 of the South African Immigration Act stipulates that a “foreigner” may be declared undesirable and refused admission into South Africa for numerous reasons, the most common of which is the overstaying of one’s visa. The draconian implementation of this section has, however, given rise to certain anomalies. One such anomaly is the declaring of […]

Retention of South African Citizenship

Overstay Visa South Africa – Must I leave?

Can I apply for a new visa or permit from within South Africa? A question often posed by our clients is “Can I apply for a new visa or permit from within South Africa?”. For the most part, the answer to this question is “Yes” – although this is rarely possible if the foreigner in question […]

Banned from South Africa

Banned from South Africa – What Now?

News Flash: The overstay endemic continues. Despite the widely publicised issues pertaining to foreigners overstaying their visas to South Africa, the number of people getting banned from South Africa as a result of these overstays continues to rise. Overturning bans from South Africa on the rise We are seeing a daily influx of foreigners making […]

Visa Overstay South Africa

Visa Overstay South Africa – How will you pay?

A year has passed since the amended Immigration Act and regulations came into effect and we are still seeing people overstaying their South African visas on a regular basis. One of the more common reasons for a visa overstay in South Africa is that many foreigners still hold the erroneous belief that they will be able pay […]