6 01, 2020

Foreign refugees in South Africa have just been banned from political activity – as SA builds ‘a paper wall’ against immigration

2020-01-06T11:37:57+02:00January 6th, 2020|

Article Posted: Phillip de Wet / Business Insider SA/ Jan 03, 2020, 03:13 PM Foreign refugees in South Africa now face deportation if they engage in political activities – including around the issues that drove them from their homes in the first place – under rules [...]

19 12, 2019

Ailing teacher stranded in China makes contact with SA embassy

2019-12-19T11:06:58+02:00December 19th, 2019|

Article Posted: 18 DECEMBER 2019, 10:54AM / MWANGI GITHAHU Cape Town - Henry van Neel, the South African teacher reportedly stranded in China, has made contact with the South African embassy in Beijing. Mario Segal, the fellow South African who brought Van Neel’s plight to the attention of [...]

6 12, 2019

Tips for visa applications during the festive peak season

2019-12-06T14:12:46+02:00December 6th, 2019|

Article Posted: By Shannon Correia - The South African in Travel: 5 December 2019 If you’re planning a trip abroad soon, you’ll need to plan a trip to the relevant embassy to have your visa processed. Here’s what you need to know before you go: Visa [...]

3 12, 2019

Zambian Mission in South Africa to Start Processing Applications for Dual Citizenship

2019-12-03T10:43:56+02:00December 3rd, 2019|

Article Posted: 1 December 2019 - Lusakatimes.com Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Major General Jackson Miti says the Mission will early next year start receiving and processing applications for dual citizenship for Zambians living in that country. Major General Miti said the process would facilitate [...]

2 12, 2019

New visa and travel changes coming to South Africa – here’s what you need to know

2019-12-02T11:09:29+02:00December 2nd, 2019|

Article posted: 2 December - Staff Writer/ BusinessTech Department of Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced a number of new visa changes heading into the festive season. In a presentation on Sunday (1 December), Motsoaledi provided an update on some of the key pronouncements made [...]

28 11, 2019

Asylum seekers can now apply for residence visas

2019-11-28T11:25:20+02:00November 28th, 2019|

Article Post by Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - GroundUp Constitutional Court ruling overturns Home Affairs directive If you are an asylum seeker and your application to be a refugee is refused, you are still allowed to apply for a visa. The Constitutional Court ruled this in a unanimous [...]

19 11, 2019

Here is the full travel advisory for travelling with minors to SA

2019-11-19T10:24:39+02:00November 19th, 2019|

International minors travelling to South Africa no longer require Unabridged Birth Certificates or consent letters when travelling with their parents. The Unabridged Birth Certificate waiver has been welcomed and is expected to boost tourism, after negatively impacting international visitors' accessibility to South Africa for a number [...]

12 11, 2019

How South Africans are getting European residency

2019-11-12T11:08:27+02:00November 12th, 2019|

Article Posted: 9 November, Staff Writer - BusinessTech The prospect of EU citizenship paired with a solid investment is attracting South African families looking for a plan B or to wanting to settle in another country. Portugal’s €350,000 investment option particularly has been in high demand. [...]

8 11, 2019

Migrating to Australia: Visa options for South Africans

2019-11-08T12:31:44+02:00November 8th, 2019|

It can be difficult to know where to start and which visa to apply for. Below are some of the ways you can gain permanent residency and citizenship for you and your family in Australia. Generally speaking, there are three visa streams available for South Africans [...]

1 11, 2019

South Africa’s big expat tax is coming – and financial emigration isn’t the quick fix you think it is

2019-11-01T11:09:27+02:00November 1st, 2019|

General framework Legislation What primary and secondary legislation governs immigration in your jurisdiction? South African immigration is governed by the Immigration Amendment Act (the Act) and Regulations thereto (implemented on 26 May 2014), which controls the movement of foreign nationals who enter the country for purposes [...]