Repatriation deposits 35 days to zero hour

Repatriation deposit refund deadline 28 February 2015
Repatriation deposit refund deadline 28 February 2015

You have 35 business days before you forfeit your repatriation deposit!

There 50 days in total of which 35 are working days before February 28th 2015 – the cut off date to claim back your South African repatriation deposit.

Those who have paid repatriation deposits and qualify to reclaim it, need to act immediately to ensure those funds are not forfeited.

The South African Home Affairs Director-General encourages any immigrant/foreigner who, prior to the implementation of the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 on 26 May 2014, to submit a claim to recover these funds before the cut off day 28 Feb 2015

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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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Intergate Visalink turns one!

Meet the teams, Visalink South Africa
Meet the teams, Visalink South Africa

Intergate Visalink celebrates its first birthday!

Did you know you could explore 26 Schengen countries with your German Consulate/Embassy issued Visa, as long as you enter via Germany?

The friendly and well informed teams at the Visalink centers in South Africa can answer all your queries about the Schengen Visa.

Visalink(Pty) Ltd celebrated its first year anniversary recently after opening their doors in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Centurion in October 2013.

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Critical Skills: Corporate Managers South Africa

Critical Skills category: Corporate Manager
Critical Skills category: Corporate Manager

Critical Skills category profile: Corporate Manager

Working in South Africa means being part of something bigger than just a company or industry. It means playing a vital role in building the future of the country.

On 2 June 2014 in a statement to the media, Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni said; “We need people who will be able to come to our country in order to improve our economy.”
“To do that, we need to bring up permits which will allow people to easily come to the country.” Read more Critical Skills: Corporate Managers South Africa

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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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Permits and visas to Africa

Intergate the opens door to Africa
Intergate the opens door to Africa

As we continue to introduce services that meet our clients needs we are delighted to say our latest service offering – permits and visas to Africa has hit the ground running.

Launched in October 2013 we have already achieved successful permit and visa applications for:

– Nigeria
– Zambia
– Ghana
– Namibia
– Botswana

Our extensive research in visiting these countries, and others in Africa, to find ‘on the ground’ representation is certainly paying off. Read more Permits and visas to Africa

Intergate continues to add countries to its permit and visa offering for Africa

Intergate the opens door to Africa
Intergate the opens door to Africa

Our expanded service offering into Africa continues and we asked our Africa Operations Manager Tammy Price to fill us with the details of her latest trip.

African Travels – Nigeria and Cameroon
As a South African, Nigeria was never a destination (whether it be for business or pleasure) that I would have thought I would travel to. However, after visiting the country it was in fact a pleasant surprise to experience first hand how friendly the people are, the diverse culture and the extremely large potential for growth the country has to offer.

As of the 1st of November, we are now offering all Immigration related services to Nigeria and we could not be more excited about this new venture! After meeting with our business partner in Nigeria we are extremely proud to be offering this new service and look forward to tackling Nigerian Immigration head on with a dedicated team behind this effort. Read more Intergate continues to add countries to its permit and visa offering for Africa

The Intergate Podcast

Immigration South Africa Podcast
Immigration South Africa Podcast

For those of you who have not had the chance yet please listen to our podcast from last month.

As normal you host Claus Lauter provides a valuable insight into various immigration topics and last month he took the opportunity to interview Pia Henseler one of our corporate client managers.

The podcast not only gives you chance to get to know Pia but also some useful information for companies requiring permits and visas for their employees.

Listen to the podcast about corporate immigration to South Africa here.

Intergate the opens door to Africa

Intergate the opens door to Africa
Intergate the opens door to Africa

We have constantly been requested to provide immigration, permit and visa advice for other African countries during the last few years. After many miles of travel across Africa, different hotel suites and lots of meetings we are pleased to announce this offering will be launched officially in September of this year.

We have spared no effort in ensuring our appointed representatives in each of the African countries meets with our expected standards and are delighted to be able to offer what we believe will be Africa’s most efficient visa, permit and relocation service.

In addition to this, the finishing touches are being applied to a new website detailing all the requirements for work permits for each country we cater for as well as country specific websites with a whole host of useful information for budding immigrants.

In our next newsletter we will provide you more details of the services and countries we will be offering but you are welcome to contact Tammy Price with your enquiries by either ringing us on + 27 (0) 21 424 2460 or emailing her on tammyprice@intergate-immigration.com.