That’s why you want to be sure that you are applying for the correct South African visa.
If not, you’ll waste your efforts and hard-earned savings.
Should I get the help of an immigration agent?
There is nothing that says you should enlist the services of an immigration agent, but we strongly suggest that you do.
Trying to figure out the different South Africans on your own could become a nightmare very quickly!
The immigration agent will be able to explain the various categories of visas to you.
How do I know my immigration agent is credible?
Unfortunately South African immigration agents do not have be licensed, so there are now laws governing them.
But a good sign that your immigration agent is credible, is if they assess your situation carefully. This as opposed to suggesting a South African visa without asking detailed questions about your situation.
The assessment will allow the immigration agent to tell whether you need, for example, a spouse or life partner visa.
Other than this, you can ask or check whether your immigration agent has been tested by the Department of Home Affairs. Another good idea is to do a background check.
What are the dangers of submitting an application for the incorrect South African visa?
The biggest danger is that your application will get rejected. As stated earlier, this means a lot of time, energy and money going doing the proverbial drain.
It will also mean that you have to either appeal, if possible, or start a brand-new application all over again. In both instances, this means even more money, time and energy!
You might also lose your job offer, if you’re applying for a work visa. It could seriously upset family life too and derail immigration plans.
A note on VFS…
VFS is a visa facilitation centre. Their job – in a nutshell – is to take your documents, send it to Home Affairs, receive it back and return it to you.
Often though we hear of VFS agents giving advice to visa applicants. Do not take this advice at face value! Always check with your immigration agent on any advice or suggestions given by VFS agents.
The last thing you want is to take the wrong advice and submit an application with the incorrect documents or information.
What can Intergate offer?
Intergate pride ourselves on having experienced and qualified immigration agents. These agents have helped thousands of foreigners move to South Africa.
We also have ISO 9001 certification. This international stamp of approval means Intergate has passed stringent quality tests.
Please feel free to look at our testimonials too. This is where you can see what previous clients had to say about our service.
Why not let us help you with your visa application?
Getting us to help you is as simple as giving us a call.
You can reach the Cape Town team on +27 (0) 21 424 2460 and the Johannesburg team on +27 (0) 11 234 4275.
Remember, dealing with an immigration agent can mean the difference between a smooth or very bumpy South African visa application process.