COVID-19: An update on SA immigration and travel rules


COVID-19: An update on SA immigration and travel rules

 

There have been many developments over the recent weeks when it comes to immigration and travel rules. With the move to level 1, there was a welcomed easing of restrictions. The aim was to open up the tourism industry and to promote trade in order to stimulate South Africa’s economy.

With the above in mind, we’ve been flooded with multiple announcements from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), as well as the Department of International Relations & Cooperation (DIRCO).  This, together with all the articles in the news, has left many confused as to what one can and cannot do. Read more COVID-19: An update on SA immigration and travel rules

Moving to South Africa with your family: Your 9-point guide

A guide on moving to South Africa as a family

 

The decision has been made to move to South Africa and everyone in the family is excited for the journey ahead! Not so fast though, we recommend reading some of the guidance below regarding relocation to South Africa.

Why? Because immigrating to another country can be some of the most exciting times, yet one of the most overwhelming.

Below we give some guidance and tips on how to reduce the stress when it comes to the relocation journey ahead. Read more Moving to South Africa with your family: Your 9-point guide

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

living and working in south africa

 

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


spousal visa south africa

 

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