On 13 April 2023, the Department of Home Affairs released a Directive that eases radiological and police clearance certificate requirements for temporary and permanent residency applicants.
Radiological reports are no longer required
Home Affairs has abolished the requirement of a radiological report for visa applicants. That means it’s no longer necessary for temporary and permanent residency applicants to submit these reports with their visa applications.
Police clearance certificates are only required for the five years preceding a visa application
In the past, visa applicants had to submit police clearance certificates for each country they had resided in since the age of 18.
Following the Directive, temporary and permanent residency applicants older than 18 only need to submit police clearance certificates for the countries they have resided in for 12 months or longer during the five years immediately preceding the date of application.
The changes are effective immediately
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi declared that the new regulations came into effect on the Directive’s date of signature, 11 April 2023.
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