Ever considered relocating to South Africa? Have you thought about whether you are eligible for a visa or perhaps permanent residency? Do you wonder whether your family would be able to come with you, or your beloved pet for that matter?
This is what an assessment is for! It is going to answer all these questions for you and let you know what the possibilities are.
Immigration is not as easy as it may look
Immigration law can be difficult to navigate. This is the case no matter which country may be of interest to you but it is particularly true for South African immigration.
There are all sorts of avenues one can potentially pursue and with this, different criteria to meet. It can be tough to know where to start and more often that not, it just becomes all too overwhelming to begin.
Intergate has good news for you! As leading immigration specialists in the industry, we are able to advise and guide you through it all step-by-step.
The assessment is FREE!
Most people assume that there is a charge for an assessment. All too often, it is the first question we get from those who contact us with an interest in relocation to South Africa.
We are happy to inform you that it is free of charge and there are no obligations whatsoever at this stage of the process.
What does the assessment involve?
The first step is to fill out the assessment form. You’ll then have a consultation with one of our immigration consultants so we can get to know you better, determine your goals and seek a solution for you. Once we have assessed your eligibility and explained the path of least resistance to you, we will gladly provide you with a full quotation. This will outline all our facilitation fees and all external fees which may be applicable.
You then get to have a think about it and consider whether you are ready to embark on the exciting journey of relocation to South Africa.
What kinds of questions are asked as part of the assessment?
The questions that your consultant will ask you may seem quite personal at first. However, it is extremely important for us to know as much as possible about you as to consider all the possibilities. The more we know about you and your plans, the better placed we are to help you and to do so accurately.
Examples of questions that may be asked and why:
1: What are your intentions when relocating to South Africa?
This is to get an idea of what it is you want to do in South Africa. For example, are you wanting to study, volunteer, work or conduct a business in South Africa. This is important to know as we cannot for instance recommend a retirement visa that prohibits work, if you are wanting to take up employment within South Africa and have a job offer in place.
2: Are you in a relationship or married to a South African citizen or permanent resident?
We ask this question to establish whether a life partner visa or spousal visa would be an option for you or whether to rule it out completely.
3: What is your highest qualification and how many years experience do you have?
This is important when assessing one for a work visa or business visa. In addition to these questions, we will ask to see your CV as to have a look at your educational level, certifications completed and the experience that you have.
4: Do you currently receive a rental, pension or annuity income?
This is to establish whether the Retired Visa could be an option for you. There are certain financial requirements to be met for this category.
5: What is your personal net worth?
We will be able to establish whether the Retirement or Financially Independent route is an option for you.
Transparency is key
In the past, there have been things that our clients have omitted to tell us. Either because they felt it wasn’t relevant to immigration processes or because it may have been a sensitive matter.
- Criminal record
- Medical conditions
- Marital or relationship status
- Disclosing whether a relative is biological or adopted
- Outlining whether there has been a legal name or gender change
While we realise that these issues are extremely personal, it is so vital to tell us as much as you possibly can. We are here to help, not judge. Our goal is to find a solution for you as our client and make the process one that is as smooth and streamlined as possible with little to no hiccups.
It’s time to contact us for your free consultation
You can also get in touch with us by simply giving us a call on +27 (0) 21 424 2460 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Our team looks forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your immigration related matters!