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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile number – 079 021 2616.
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).