Travelling with your South African permanent residence certificate

south african permanent residenceIn 2015 the process for issuing proof of South African permanent residence changed.

Up to that point, permanent residents received a stamp or sticker in their passport as endorsement of their residency status.

The change saw a scrapping of the endorsement and instead permanent residents started to only receive their permanent residence certificates.

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Foreign students get a relief on their Appeal Applications

Foreign students get a relief on their Appeal Applications
Foreign students get a relief on their Appeal Applications

Those foreign students who have Appeal Applications pending-please read the below press release by the Department of Home Affairs- there is a provision for you, until the end of April 2015
See below:
“Dear Dr Jeffrey Mabelebele

REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE PENDING VISA APPLICATIONS WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS
The Department of Home Affairs has since become aware of a significant number of students whose applications for a study visa were rejected because of incomplete supporting documents. The majority of these applicants did not have a South African Police Clearance Certificate as required by regulation 12(1)(d) Read more Foreign students get a relief on their Appeal Applications

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Repatriation deposits- an update and reminder to submit your claims!

South African Repatriation deposit reclaim deadline
Reclaim your repatriation deposits before the cut off

Repatriation deposit reclaim count down

With a little over 2 months before the cut off date to claim your South African repatriation deposit, those whom are legible need to snap to it, or risk forfeiture!

Here’s the update:

Its been a murky few months regarding the facts and qualifications for reclamation of repatriation deposits South Africa. These funds are reassurance for the Republic that a foreigner can always return to their country of origin, and not at South Africa’s expense. Read more Repatriation deposits- an update and reminder to submit your claims!

VFS role in Immigration to South Africa

VFS role in immigration SA
VFS role in immigration South Africa

Many people have started to question the role of the VFS in immigration to South Africa. As background, the Department of Home Affairs made the decision to outsource certain parts of the application process for obtaining a visa or permit for South African immigration.

The decision to outsource, was in line with that of governments all over the world, but with one big difference – whereas the international trend was to seek a third party provider only for applications made OUTSIDE of their borders, the South African DHA made the decision to outsource these functions INSIDE their borders. Read more VFS role in Immigration to South Africa

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Critical skills IT professionals-South Africa

Critical skills South Africa- IT professions
Critical skills South Africa- IT professions

Critical Skills Category Profile: IT Professionals:

A scarce skill is a qualification or job for which there are too few qualified people in South Africa. South Africa’s skills shortage poses a significant limitation on the country’s long-term economic growth potential,so to address these shortages the Critical Skills Visa-which replaces the previous Quota and Exceptional skills work permits-is based around the applicant’s qualification sector and occupation. Read more Critical skills IT professionals-South Africa

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South African Retirement Visa or permit applications

South African Retirement Visa or Permit application
South African Retirement Visa or Permit application

Spain, Cyprus, Australia?Ever considered South Africa as a retirement destination?  The Retiree friendly Visa and Permit application rules are making South Africa a real rival to traditional retirement destinations.

They used to say life began at 40, but now… it’s life beings at 60!

Those days of retirees seeing out their twilight years sitting on their couch and watching TV all day long, have become a distant memory. In fact retirees are now the target market for tourism companies and many other industries as retirees seek to ensure their retirement years are full of new experiences.

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Work Permit application for South Africa

Work Permit applications South Africa
Work Permit applications South Africa

Does what you do for work make you jump out of bed on a Monday morning?

Or would you rather be somewhere else?

We all get into self-defeating routines that can rob us of our dreams and passions. We are afraid to try new things because we might fail and we all need to maintain a certain status among our peer groups.

Research shows that change — whatever it is — improves our mood and productivity.

Making the decision to apply for South African Work Permit application might just be the spark that ignites your flame for adventure.

Ever considered working in South Africa?

Working abroad allows you to escape your inhibitions and do things you might not have considered. From the moment you decide to move abroad, your life turns into a powerful mix of emotions – learning, improvising, dealing with the unexpected… All your senses sharpen up. Read more Work Permit application for South Africa

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Jobs in South Africa

Jobs in South Africa
Jobs in South Africa

I’m not going to sugar coat it. South Africa has a huge unemployment rate.
The recent statistics are about 25% or around around 5.067 million people.
There are many South Africans without jobs.

However…There are currently as many as 829 800 unfilled jobs in South Africa for highly-skilled workers across a wide range of occupations in South Africa.

Adcorp warns that ‘South Africa’s skills shortage poses a significant limitation on the country’s long-term economic growth potential, with viable economic opportunities often rendered thereby unviable..”

Landing a job in South Africa can be quite difficult, but it is far from impossible, and in certain professions, dare I say it – relatively easy for those in the right professions.

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Critical Skills Work Visa

Applying for a South African Critical Skills Work Visa
Applying for a South African Critical Skills Work Visa

An astronomer, a Biochemist and a farmer are on a plane together…

What could be mistaken as a lead up to a cliché old joke, is actually a very plausible scenario in relation to the South African Critical Skills Work Visa.

There are some qualifications which are classified as exceptional by the South African government, and that, coupled with the fact South Africa has a skill shortage in certain professions, resulted in the much appreciated landing of the new Work Visa termed the Critical Skills Work Visa, introduced May 2014 Read more Critical Skills Work Visa

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