The new Lesotho Exemption Permit (LEP) is now open

The Department of Home Affairs has opened applications for the new Lesotho Exemption Permit (LEP). The LEP will replace the Lesotho Special Permit (LSP) which expires on 31 December 2019. Read more The new Lesotho Exemption Permit (LEP) is now open

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The facts about the South African visitor’s visa

A South African visitor’s visa is meant for international travellers who want to visit South Africa. It will allow you to enjoy everything our country has to offer for up to 90 days.

What does a visitor’s visa for South Africa allow?

If your reason for entering South Africa is a holiday, that is all you’ll be allowed to do on your visitor’s visa. In other words, visiting family or friends, or for tourism purposes.

Read more The facts about the South African visitor’s visa

DHA scraps birth certificate rule for foreign children entering South Africa

Good news for foreigners travelling to South Africa with minor children – it is no longer necessary to provide birth certificates, consent letters and other supporting documents when entering or leaving South Africa.

A waiver to the previous rule, signed by Home Affairs Minister Mostoaledi, came into effect on 8 November 2019.
Read more DHA scraps birth certificate rule for foreign children entering South Africa

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We answer your 8 most-asked questions about South African immigration

Immigration is synonymous with questions – and lots of them! Some questions pop up time and again. That’s why we’ve decided to answer the eight questions you ask us the most in one place so that it’s easy to reference.

Go on – bookmark this page immediately! Then start reading… Read more We answer your 8 most-asked questions about South African immigration

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What happens after you get South African PR?

After years of waiting, you’ve received the outcome on your permanent residence application. You open the envelope with bated breath…and you’re elated to see that the wait was worth it. Your PR has been approved!

But, “What happens now”?

This is a question we get often from our clients. Some aren’t sure if there’s anything left to do while others don’t know their rights and responsibilities as South African permanent residents. Read more What happens after you get South African PR?

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Thinking of retiring in South Africa? Add these 5 Western Cape seaside towns to your list

The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most-loved regions. It has pristine beaches, picturesque landscapes, and quaint seaside towns. Go once and it’s hard not to return! Just ask the many foreigners who decide to spend their retirement years in the West Coast, Overberg or Garden Route. Of course the fact that Cape Town is often within driving distance doesn’t hurt.

How do you pick where to settle, though? It’s near impossible, we admit, but these five seaside towns are all worth exploring: Read more Thinking of retiring in South Africa? Add these 5 Western Cape seaside towns to your list

This is where you’ll find jobs in South Africa…

Most foreign nationals are drawn to South Africa’s big cities, but are there also job opportunities elsewhere worth pursuing?

There is indeed, according to Adzuna. This job search engine recently released their latest research into the best cities in South Africa to find a job. Read more This is where you’ll find jobs in South Africa…

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Retiring to South Africa: A guide for migrants

retiring to south africaRetiring to South Africa has always been popular with foreign nationals from Europe, America and the UK. Some people only come for a couple of months at a time, while others make their stay permanent.

Usually enquiries about retired visas spike as soon as the Northern Hemisphere’s winter starts arriving.

Seeing as it’s that time of year again, we thought we’d share information that’ll come in handy for your South African retirement.

We’re going to cover:

  • Retired visa requirements
  • Transferring money to South Africa.
  • Finding and buying a home.
  • Healthcare in South Africa.

Read more Retiring to South Africa: A guide for migrants

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