Meet the Team: Nic Kennedy

Nic KennedyNic Kennedy joined the Intergate team five years ago. His passion is the private market, in other words assisting people, just like you, with immigrating to South Africa.

If you’d like to connect with Nic, you can use the contact details he gives at the end of this interview. But first, let’s get to know Nic better…

Q: Tell us a bit more about your journey with Intergate Immigration so far.

A: It has been a 5 year adventure – always challenging and always exciting. I have assisted huge corporate clients (SAB, Mastercard, Colgate Palmolive) but the private market certainly is the most complex but also the most satisfying.

Q: You’re based in Hermanus. How can you assist people in the community with their visa and immigration needs?

A: I find the best way to assist a client is by first understanding their needs and from there trying to find the closest solution.

Q: What is the most exciting part of your job?

A: The day a visa is approved – it can change people’s lives forever!

Q: What do you find frustrating about working in immigration?

A: Red tape and the Department of Home Affairs regularly ‘moving the goal posts’.

Q: From your experience, why do our clients move to South Africa?

A: As South Africans we often get caught up in all the negative hype and forget that we live in one of the most desirable countries in the world.

Q: What is the most important piece of advice you can give to someone who wants to move to South Africa?

A: Learn the difference between “just now” and “now now” ☺

Q:What is your favourite South African destination?

A: It may sound clichéd – but I can’t brag about Hermanus enough!

Q: How can anyone interested in immigration to South Africa contact you?

A: Email is generally best – or mobile number – 079 021 2616.

Fast FactsFast Facts:

Describe yourself in 3 words: Fun, caring and a little nutty.

What is your favourite quote? “It’s much easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.”

What has been your proudest accomplishment? Stopping smoking and running a half marathon (hopefully a full marathon soon).

One thing you can’t live without? My wife, as she puts up with the nuttiness (see above).