Intergate Immigration Service has an expert team of immigration consultants and certified Home Affairs practitioners. The team has the latest knowledge on immigration legislation and has well established researched information on expected relocation procedures and changes.
Exchanging money can be a daunting experience. Our well-informed experts can save you avoidable charges. Incompass Financial Solutions will guide you through the exchange process. The experts will advise you on the best solutions, whether it is a lump sum of money or a staggered monthly transaction.
SA Homebuyers has been established with the aim of providing a sophisticated property buyers service. Acting as an independent property consultant, the service provides an unashamed bias towards protecting the buyers interest and assists in securing you the right property, in the right area and at the best price.
Seeking tax advice is never high up on anyone's shopping list, however the perception that tax advice is a necessary evil is not always correct. Yes it is true that tax advice helps you to comply with legislation and ensures compliance but it can also offer the opportunity to structure your affairs in the most tax advantageous fashion.
Whether it is house and home, car insurance, medical aid or commercial cover, Incompass Insurance offers a free and independent assessment on your specific insurance needs. Furthermore, Incompass Insurance is one of the biggest guest house insurance brokers in South Africa.
Opening up an appropriate bank account in South Africa often proves more difficult than you may think. We are able to provide our clients with advice on local banking, cash accounts for lump sums and Swiss banking.
Permanent residency applications to immigrate to South Africa can be made at any authorised Department of Home Affairs Service centre. Immigration to South Africa, it should be noted, is normally a 'two part' process for prospective immigrants with most initially obtaining a temporary visa.
Applications for permanent residency involve not just the preparation of the application, submission and monitoring of, but also an interview with the prospective immigrants at the Department of Home Affairs.
With our registered immigration practitioners and dedicated client and file managers Intergate Immigration provides the initial visa advice, prepares the application, submits it and attends the interview with you.
As South Africa's largest independent immigration company, Intergate Immigration Service is pleased to be able to offer prospective immigrants, South Africa's most comprehensive immigration service.
Applying for and obtaining the correct permit or visa is of course of paramount importance and Intergate Immigration can boast of a 100% success rate. In addition to obtaining the immigration permit the immigrant faces many challenges to successfully move theirs and their families life’s to a new country. Intergate distinguishes itself in supporting new immigrants with expertise in the fields of property, finance, taxation, accountancy and medical insurance. Whether it’s opening a bank account, requiring advice on foreign exchange or complex tax planning our team is always available.
Permanent residency in South Africa entitles the immigrant to stay and reside in South Africa and undertake a specified activity according to which category the permanent residency permit is issued under.
For example an immigrant obtains permanent residency under the business visa category; therefore they are entitled to continue to run their business on a permanent basis.
Keeping your Permanent Residency
It should be noted that permanent residency, when issued, can have stipulations attached to it. In the case of a business visa these may include (but not be limited to) satisfying home affairs in subsequent years that the invested amount (specified in the initial business plan) has been invested into the book value of the business, that the business is still running and that the required amount of South African staff are employed.
It is essential that the business plan be prepared thoroughly, as this is the document that may be continually referred to by home affairs in issuing the visa and the continued validity of it.
Each permanent residency category can have different criteria attached to it when issued.
For more information on applying for permanent residency in South Africa please see the links at the bottom of the page.
Important Information about Permanent Residency
Once granted, permanent residency entitles the individual to obtain a South African identity document.
The immigrant must have lived in South Africa with that visa for at least 5 years before applying for citizenship, and one of those years must have been the year before making the application. The other 4 years must have been within the 8 years before making the application. This 5 year period can be shortened to 2 years if the person is the wife or husband of a South African citizen. BUT this application for citizenship can be refused by the Minister even if the person seems to fulfil all the conditions. It is not a right but a privilege.
Permanent residency holders who are absent from South Africa for three years or longer may lose there right to permanent residency. A period of absence may be interrupted by an admission and sojourn in South Africa.
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