Biometric data collection

Biometric Data Collection To Be Done At South African Airports

In accordance with the Department of Home Affairs’ recently proposed immigration revisions, staff at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo airport have commenced training for biometric data collection. DHA spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete explained that the system would be effectively implemented at OR Tambo from December 1st onwards, with a view to have Cape Town and Durban’s airports ready […]

Visas for rehabilitation in South Africa

Visas for Medical Rehabilitation in South Africa

South Africa has become a global mecca for quality medical rehabilitation on account of its high standard of private healthcare and favourable foreign exchange rates. Institutions like Bethesda Rehabilitation Center cater to an 85% international clientele base, and are on par with top treatment centres around the world. With South Africa’s immigration regulations in an […]

new changes to South African immigration regulations

South African Immigration Policy Changes Announced

The presidentially appointed inter-ministerial committee tasked with reviewing South Africa’s onerous immigration regulations has reached an agreement with the Department of Home Affairs. The consensus outlines the following set of changes to come into effect in three months’ time: Changes to Unabridged Birth Certificate Policy South African minor children under the age of 18 travelling out […]

Tips for Traveling Abroad

Tips for Traveling Abroad

It’s day five of your dream holiday abroad. You’ve already gone on numerous sight-seeing excursions, sampled traditional cuisine, made new friends and uploaded tonnes of photos to social media. All in all, everything is running smoothly. But, just as you are about to send a “wish-you-were-here” postcard to that special someone at home, your bag […]

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 […]

South Africa's 15 most beautiful hiking trails

South Africa’s 15 most beautiful hiking trails

South Africa is known to be a land of diverse landscapes and breathtaking vistas; an expansive playground capable of satisfying even the most die-hard traveler’s wanderlust. And what better way to explore this raw, unadulterated terrain than by foot? Hmm, but where to start? Well, here are South Africa’s 15 most beautiful hiking trails; let the Instagramming […]

Department of Home Affairs extends office hours

Department of Home Affairs Extends Office Hours

If you have ever stood in line for hours at the Department of Home Affairs, only to be turned away at closing time (you’re not alone), then you will be overjoyed to hear that the Director-General of DHA has announced extended offices hours at DHA offices nationwide. The new office hours The new office hours […]

BRICS member nations

Special visas for BRICS member nations

Last week saw the announcement of a special visa dispensation for business people from any of the BRICS member states. BRICS is the acronym given to the association of countries made up of the 5 major emerging national economies, namely: Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa. Reason for new Visa Relguations The announcement comes […]