How Can My Foreign Partner Get South African Residency

Love doesn’t always account for borders, laws and regulations and can’t always be kept local. There are thousands of people falling in love with foreigners from all over the world and what better place to settle down than the rainbow nation. If you’re dating a foreign citizen and you plan on settling down in South Africa, […]

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How to Apply for a South African Business Visa

If you are looking to obtain a South African Business Visa, you are probably interested in either investing in an existing business in SA, or planning to start a new business in the country. The country designed this visa in inspire entrepreneurs to enter and stay in the country and explore all the business opportunities […]

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What To Remember When Applying for an SA Visa

There are many reasons why you might be interested in applying for a South African Visa. The summer months are approaching, and SA is one of the best and most popular destinations for a summer holiday especially with the favourable exchange rate when it comes to European and US visitors. It could be that you’re […]

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What Are The Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Requirements?

On Friday, 8 September 2017, the Minister of the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, revealed the requirements and processes of the newly-announced Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs). The Zimbabwean Exemption Permits replace 2014’s Zimbabwean Special Permits (ZSPs) and the Special Dispensation Permits for Zimbabweans (DZPs) which were issued in 2010. The series of […]

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Extension to Zimbabwean Special Permit Announced

On Tuesday, 5 September, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that the Minister of Home Affairs, Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, will on Friday reveal the requirements and processes for the extension to the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) scheme. The news follows Cabinet’s decision on 1 August to conditionally reopen the application process for current holders […]

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What Foreigners Need to Know About Renting or Buying Property in South Africa

Owning property in South Africa is steadily increasing and many professionals view the country as a business gateway into Africa. Coupled with the fact that, the rand’s value in comparison to major foreign currencies makes for an attractive investment for residential property. It has become common place for many of South Africa’s more affluent suburbs […]

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Kids Born Overseas? What You Need to Know About Registration in South Africa

The are a number of reasons why your child or children might have been born overseas and if you are the patriotic type and want to make South Africa your home you need to make sure that your kids are registered. You will have to follow the legal procedures pertaining to your child’s claim for […]

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Planning To Retire In South Africa

Who wouldn’t want to spend their glory years in sunny South Africa? Think endless beaches, world-renowned vineyards, and a friendly, welcoming community. Pensioners find the living costs in SA affordable and the range of sporting hobbies and attractions endless. You would not be along with many foreigners choosing to spend their golden years in the […]

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The Rarest Skills in South Africa

Skills shortages have been an issue for South Africa for some time now and this is further compounded by the growing need for technical and digital skills. There are range posts that are currently “considered” rare as we cannot meet the local demand. We have in recent years tried to recruit across borders and South […]

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DHA Scraps Visa Transfers

Expired passports will automatically cause visas to expire UPDATE [3 March 2017] – The Department of Home Affairs has done an about-turn and confirmed that it will still allow visa transfers for the time being.  Unexpired visas in passports which have already expired will be recognised as valid for now.  However, the circular which is […]

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