Get the facts about the South African visitor’s visa here

south african visitors visaA South African visitor’s visa is meant for international travellers who want to visit South Africa. It will allow you to enjoy everything our country has to offer for up to 90 days.

What does a visitor’s visa for South Africa allow?

If your reason for entering South Africa is a holiday, that is all you’ll be allowed to do on your visitor’s visa. That is, visit family or friends, or for tourism purposes.

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Meet the Team: Kelly Manne

Kelly ManneIf you’ve ever called into the office, it’s likely that the friendly voice on the other side of the line belonged to Kelly. She’s one of our senior team members, having been with Intergate for 5 years, and handle clients as well as enquiries from all parts of the world.

We sat down with Kelly to get to know her a little better. Here’s what she told us…

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Travelling with your South African permanent residence certificate

south african permanent residenceIn 2015 the process for issuing proof of South African permanent residence changed.

Up to that point, permanent residents received a stamp or sticker in their passport as endorsement of their residency status.

The change saw a scrapping of the endorsement and instead permanent residents started to only receive their permanent residence certificates.

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The future of permanent residence in South Africa

permanent residence in south africaEarlier this year the Immigration White Paper was gazetted and it proposed that permanent residence in South Africa be replaced with a long term residence visa.

This long term residence visa will reviewable and not contribute towards citizenship. This move is to dispel the view that immigrants have a constitutional right to progress towards citizenship due to years spent in South Africa.

The final amended legislation will be submitted to Parliament for public consultation and approval in March 2019.

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Here’s why you should consider a retirement visa if you visit South Africa often

visit south africaWhy do you visit South Africa and holiday here? Surely it’s to swim in our oceans, bask in the sun, drive through the winelands and see the Big 5 with your own eyes?

We know it’s definitely not to spend time on paperwork, stand in Home Affairs queues and worry about looming visa expiry dates.

But if you’re still renewing your visitor’s visa with each visit to South Africa, and adding stress to your holiday, why are you doing this yourself?

There is a much better way to visit South Africa if you do it often – and it’s with a South African retirement visa.

Here’s why:

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9 Questions answered about emigration to South Africa

emigration to south africaIt’s safe to say that you’re dreaming about emigration to South Africa if you’re reading this.

The next thing we’ll assume is that you have a million questions. It’s to be expected!

And that’s why we’ve put together nine of the most commonly asked questions people just like you have:

  • What do I do if I want to work in South Africa?
  • Can I study in South Africa?
  • How do I start a business in South Africa?
  • How do I know if I qualify for a visa?
  • Can my significant other and children join me?
  • Can I bring my pets?
  • How long will it take to process my application?
  • How much does an application cost?
  • Who can help me with my application?

Let’s get straight to the answers:

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Travelling with children to and from South Africa this festive season?

travelling with children to and from south africaThe holiday season is fast approaching, which means it’s a good time to remind you of the rules for travelling with children to and from South Africa.

These rules apply to minors (children under the age of 18) travelling with both parents or just one, children travelling with someone other than a parent and children travelling on their own.

In essence all minors require the consent of their parents when travelling to and from South Africa.

The requirements as set out by the Department of Home Affairs

The Department of Home Affairs asks for different documents depending on whether the child is travelling with:

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