South Africa set to scrap strict children travelling rules

There years ago South Africa introduced strict rules to govern travelling with kids in an attempt to curb child trafficking. Unfortunately, these new regulations become a burden on many foreigners and since then numbers of families travelling to South Africa have stagnated.  The tedious and stressful process of remembering to have the attaining and having […]

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Reasons Foreigners Receive Bans From Entering South Africa

South African immigration issues and bans aren’t something you’ll often hear about in the press with many cases resolved rather swiftly. In the past those who have been found liable due to indiscretions are often resorting to simply paying a fine if they find themselves overstaying on their limited duration visas, the new amended act has […]

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Fast Track An Unabridged Birth Certificate Application

The new immigration regulations concerning travelling with children in and out of South Africa has been a hotly contested topic and the regular changes in regulations have left many travellers frustrated and confused. Since its introduction back in 2015 the unabridged birth certificate has been a grey area for travellers in and out of 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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Nobel summit relocated to Rome

Fans and followers of the Dalai Lama who hoped to finally see his Holiness on South African soil will be disappointed to learn that the country forfeited the opportunity to host the Nobel Peace laureate’s summit this year after denying the Dalai Lama a visa for a third time. The summit, which was initially to […]

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