The basics of emigration to South Africa

emigration to south africa

Emigration to South Africa, or any other country for that matter, can be overwhelming and frustrating. However, if you get the basics right and have specialists assisting you, your emigration is bound to cause you far fewer grey hairs.

Here we’ll share the basics of emigration to South Africa that you should know so that you know where to start, how to proceed and as a bonus – the most important thing you should do after you’ve received your visa. Read more The basics of emigration to South Africa

How long does it take to get a South African visa?

how long does it take to get a south african visa
One of the most common questions we get asked is: ‘How long does it take to get a South African visa?’

You might have been wondering this yourself.

Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. Reason being is that each category has its own set of criteria, process and timeline. It’s therefore difficult to provide a standard answer across all visa categories.

The only way to know how long the process could be for you is by doing an eligibility assessment with one of our experts to know which visa you’re able to apply. Your consultant will  be happy to provide a rough guideline of timelines once your options have been established. Read more How long does it take to get a South African visa?

Immigrating to South Africa? Intergate offers the full package!

Immigrating to South Africa

 

Moving countries can be overwhelming and is certainly not for the fainthearted. That’s why Intergate ensures you are in good hands! We offer foreigners immigrating to South Africa access to visa, forex and banking services as well as property buyers’ agents.

Here we’ll discuss each service so that you can see how we can help you:

  • Intergate Immigration (visa services)
  • Incompass (forex and banking services)
  • SAHomeBuyers (property buyers’ agents)

Read more Immigrating to South Africa? Intergate offers the full package!

I’m a Permanent Resident in South Africa – What now?

I'm a permanent resident in SA- what now?

Are you a permanent resident in South Africa? Are you aware that there are conditions to your permanent residency status? Do you know what action you’d need to take to maintain your permanent residency status? For those of you who are unsure, please read on!

Can you lose your PR status?

The simple answer is yes.

It is important to note that although PR is an indefinite status, you can still lose it. It is therefore critical that you read the fine print on your PR certificate. Read more I’m a Permanent Resident in South Africa – What now?

South Africa’s most popular cities: Let’s compare the living costs

Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban are South Africa’s largest cities. These four cities are also the most popular with foreign nationals looking to settle in South Africa. Especially Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Seeing as this is the case, we decided to compare living costs between these cities. After all, determining if you’ll be able to afford to live in your city of choice is a huge part of immigration and relocation research. Read more South Africa’s most popular cities: Let’s compare the living costs

Permanent Residency for South Africa – Common questions answered

permanent residency for south africa

 

Obtaining permanent residency for South Africa has many benefits as it allows for greater flexibility and security. Also, it creates options for family members to apply for residency.

Below we will discuss some of the common questions asked about permanent residency and outline the various options.

What does permanent residency in South Africa mean?

South African immigration law has two streams of residency:

  • Temporary residency status, also called a visa.
  • Permanent residency, otherwise known as a permit.

Read more Permanent Residency for South Africa – Common questions answered

FAQs: Work Visa Requirements for South Africa

work visa requirements south africa

 

Many foreigners wish to live and work in South Africa each year. While some want to come here on a temporary basis, others want to make the move a permanent arrangement.

No matter how long one decides to stay, we have noticed that many foreigners have the same questions around work visa requirements for South Africa.

Below are some of the most common questions. You might find them helpful if you are considering immigrating to South Africa to work here. Read more FAQs: Work Visa Requirements for South Africa

Why you should do an assessment with Intergate Immigration

 

Ever considered relocating to South Africa? Have you thought about whether you are eligible for a visa or perhaps permanent residency? Do you wonder whether your family would be able to come with you, or your beloved pet for that matter?

This is what an assessment is for! It is going to answer all these questions for you and let you know what the possibilities are. Read more Why you should do an assessment with Intergate Immigration

COVID-19: Concessions announced for foreign nationals in South Africa

 

The SA government has implemented a number of temporary measures since March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures include travel bans and restrictions, the revocation of visas and provisions for foreigners already in South Africa.

There have been many unanswered questions relating to these temporary measures as well as the practicalities and implementation thereof. To keep you updated with new developments, we would like to share the most recent announcement from the authorities.

Government has issued an official statement on the 14th of April 2020. It has partially cleared up many of those unanswered questions that we have been receiving. Below we are going to discuss the seven points addressed by Home Affairs (DHA) hoping to provide some additional clarity. Read more COVID-19: Concessions announced for foreign nationals in South Africa