Permanent Residency for South Africa – Common questions answered

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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.

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FAQs: Work Visa Requirements for South Africa

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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

COVID-19: What you need to know about South African visa renewals now

While we all sit at home under lockdown in South Africa, we can’t help but feel anxious about all that is out of our control at the moment. Globally, we are feeling the ripple effects of the coronavirus pandemic and it will be a while before we are able to feel a sense of normality again.

There are some things that are within our control though. As a foreigner in South Africa, one of those things is being proactive about your visa renewal process.

Although the expiry of your temporary residency visa may not seem imminent, it is vital to plan ahead and to start well in advance. Especially considering the longer-than-usual waiting times we’re expecting after South Africa’s lockdown is lifted.

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Common misconceptions about South Africa’s visa regulations debunked

Making sense of South Africa’s visa regulations is not an easy task. The legislation is divided into different categories, with individual qualifying criteria for each visa type. This is not to mention the numerous sections and subsections!

Even if you do manage to make sense of it all, there is always the chance that Home Affairs will make changes as soon as you do. Moreover, Home Affairs issues new directives on an ongoing basis which members of the public may or may not be aware of.

It thus comes as no surprise to us that there are a lot of misconceptions around South Africa’s visa regulations.

At Intergate, we see the same misconceptions pop up time and again. We thought we’d address them today to help clear up some of the confusion.

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COVID-19: SA lockdown and Intergate’s way forward

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected each and every one of us on a global scale. Schools, universities, businesses and all other entities are faced with the same crisis, one that is unprecedented to say the least. Our duty as global citizens is to do our part in an effort to flatten the curve.

South Africa’s decision for a nationwide lockdown

All of South Africa have been called upon by President Ramaphosa, to unite in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Due to his swift and decisive decision making, South Africa will be on a nationwide lockdown for 21 days. This will start at midnight on the 26th of March and end at midnight on the 16th of April 2020. Read more COVID-19: SA lockdown and Intergate’s way forward

The coronavirus and South Africa: Travel bans and more in effect

On Sunday, 15 March, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that a national state of disaster has been declared in South Africa in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

While we are still waiting on clarification from the Department of Home Affairs on some matters, the information below is correct at the time of writing. We will update this article as information is released, but please follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn for updates as it happens. Read more The coronavirus and South Africa: Travel bans and more in effect