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.
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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.
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Where can I apply for a Temporary Residency Permit?
Temporary residency permits in South Africa are applied for through a Department of Home Affairs service point. The obtaining of a temporary permit is the normal way that an immigrant will enter South Africa and obtain their first permit to allow them to reside in South Africa and carry out an activity or retire. This is due to the fact that permanent residency takes anywhere between 12 and 30 months to obtain (in some cases longer).
Intergate Immigration Service, South Africa largest independent immigration practitioner; offers a complete advice, preparation and submission service for prospective immigrants wherever they may be based in the world.
Temporary financially independent permits – applicants under this category are able to apply immediately for permanent residency, in the event that this process is not quick enough an application for temporary residency can be made under the retired persons permit.
For more information about particular temporary permits please just click on the name of the permit above.
What happens when a Temporary Permit expires?
Many prospective immigrants are concerned about immigrating to South Africa with a temporary permit and fear what happens at the expiry date.
In the first instance, it is possible in most cases, for the individual to apply for permanent residency at the same time they apply for temporary residency. The Department of Home Affairs currently has a backlog of permanent residency applications and therefore the processing of these can take anywhere between 12 and 30 months. However, in many cases the permanent residency will be issued before the temporary residency expires, therefore negating the issue of an expired temporary permit.
In the event that permanent residency cannot be applied for by the individual or it has not been issued by the Department of Home Affairs prior to the temporary permit expiring, then a renewal needs to be applied for.
What must I do to obtain a Renewal or Extension to my Temporary Permit?
Renewing a temporary permit is in most cases a relatively simple exercise. Depending upon the type of temporary permit you hold different criteria will apply.
In the case of renewing or extending a temporary business permit the application to the Department Of Home Affairs will need to demonstrate the capital and number of employees, which were specified in the original business plan, has been adhered to and that the business is making, or on track to, make profit. The importance therefore of the original application and its accompanying business plan is of paramount importance.
Extending/renewing a temporary retired persons permit is a financial consideration in the main. The holder of the existing temporary retired persons permit needs to demonstrate they have sufficient finances to support themselves (as per Home Affairs regulations) for the period they are applying to extend/renew by.
Spousal and life partner permits are dependent on the relationship still being in place and satisfactorily proving that this is the case.