The ins and outs of importing personal goods into South Africa

Importing personal goods into South Africa

 

Importing personal goods into South Africa is subject to a host of rules and regulations, as is to be expected. This is standard practice all around the world when moving goods from one country to another.

But we’ve simplified matters for you by summarising all the important information in one place. Simply continue reading to learn what’s allowed and what’s not and which forms are required. Read more The ins and outs of importing personal goods into South Africa

Work Endorsements for Spousal and Life Partner Visas

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There are all kinds of different visas to consider when relocating to South Africa and it can be overwhelming. This is especially true for foreign spouses or life partners of South Africans looking at the prospect of living and working in South Africa.

It’s vital that you understand the appropriate visa options available to you. And, to ensure that you possess the correct visa with the correct conditions. We’d hate for you to be negatively affected when it comes to the ability to stay in SA with your South African spouse or life partner. Read more Work Endorsements for Spousal and Life Partner Visas

Spousal Visa South Africa – To join your SA spouse in South Africa


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The South African Department of Home Affairs enable the foreign spouses of South Africans to join their husband or wife in South Africa by means of a spousal visa. This is not to be confused with an accompanying spouse visa! These are two separate visas with two different purposes.

But if it is a spousal visa you have to apply for, continue reading for a detailed look at the requirements and the application process. Read more Spousal Visa South Africa – To join your SA spouse in South Africa

What you should know about buying and renting property in South Africa

Buying and renting property in South Africa

There’s a lot to know about buying and renting property in South Africa if you’re planning on moving here. Especially if you want to ensure that you enter into an agreement that’s fair and legal.

Many people choose to first rent and then look for a place to make their permanent home. Let’s thus start by looking at what you should be aware of when renting and then we’ll move on to the processes and costs when buying a house. Read more What you should know about buying and renting property in South Africa

Make your relationship last when moving overseas with your partner

Moving overseas with your partner

Moving overseas with your partner isn’t always a walk in the park! Why is that? Because moving overseas is a huge stressor on relationships. There are many demands in the application stage and relocation comes with culture shock, uncertainties and homesickness.

None of this is impossible to overcome though! Below you will find eight strategies of couples who make their relationship last – and thrive – throughout the immigration process. We also include some practical suggestions of how you can follow suit. Read more Make your relationship last when moving overseas with your partner

Understanding South Africa’s schooling system

Understanding the schooling system when emigrating to South Africa

Do you want to emigrate to South Africa? Do you have children? If so, understanding schooling in South Africa will undoubtedly be high on your priority list.

At times it can be difficult to find the relevant information, as everything is not always available in one place. Intergate however would like to try and make things a little easier for you. We’ve done the basic research and put everything together in this article.

You’ll find information on the following:

  • The South African Schools Act
  • Types of schools
  • South Africa’s three-tier education system
  • Enrollment requirements
  • School terms
  • Study visa

Read more Understanding South Africa’s schooling system

South Africa Family Immigration: All your visa options

South Africa Family Immigration

 

Leaving a country that you call home is never an easy thing to do. It is understandable that you would not want to relocate to a new country like South Africa without your family. This is why we’ll be discussing South Africa family immigration today.

South Africa family immigration options

There are various visa options available that enable your family members to relocate with you. The best visas for you and your family will depend on your individual circumstances.

Here are your options:

  1. Spousal visa
  2. Life Partner visa
  3. Relatives visa
  4. Accompanying dependent visa

Below we go into detail for each of the above mentioned visa options. The most suitable visa route may become more clear to you once you’ve gone through it. Read more South Africa Family Immigration: All your visa options

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?