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NEW Visa Application Forms for South Africa

Find below the latest Visa Application Forms for Temporary and Permanent Residency in South Africa as per the latest Immigration Gazette for 2014

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Temporary Residency Application Form
Permanent Residency Application Form
Corporate Visa Application Form (company)
Asylum Application Form

Visa Renewal Application Form
Change of Status Application Form
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Home Affairs claims to have cleared all backlog permits

Home Affairs claims to have cleared all backlog permits Home Affairs has announced that all visa’s processed under the new immigration regulations will be ready within 3 weeks. All applicants who have applied for any visa under the old immigration regulations will have to a few months before receiving the visa. In this week’s media briefing, the newly appointed ministe…

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New Regulations forbid first time applicants from applying in South Africa for a temporary long stay visa

New Regulations forbid first time applicants from applying in South Africa for a temporary long stay visa Since the new immigration regulations have come into effect, many foreigners have misinterpreted the new regulation which forbids first time applicants from changing their status in South Africa. Our consultants have received many calls over the past week concerning…

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While the Department of Home Affairs fumbles with new visa regulations loved ones are banned from re-uniting in the country.

While the Department of Home Affairs fumbles with new visa regulations loved ones are banned from re-uniting in the country In what is possibly one of South Africa’s biggest international embarrassments, new visa application rules are ripping families apart and declaring foreigners, supporting the South African community, as ‘undesirables’. One such case came to the at…

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All foreigners to apply 60 days before expiry of their current visa

All foreigners to apply 60 days before expiry of their current visa The Department of Home Affairs has announced that all visa renewal’s needs to be lodged 60 days before expiring and no longer 30 days as in the past. Under the “old Legislation” it was possible to submit your application with a good cause letter if you have exceeded the 30 day period and Home Affairs w…

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News 24 Interviews FIPSA Chairperson

News 24 Interviews FIPSA Chairperson News 24 interviews Gerrit Janse van Rensburg, chairperson of FIPSA (Forum for Immigration Practioners South Africa). Gerrit discusses the new regulations and how it would negatively impact South Africa.   

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Imminent legal action threatens the South African Department of Home Affairs

Imminent legal action threatens the South African Department of Home Affairs While newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba defends the recently gazetted, and very controversial, immigration legislation a storm is brewing among immigrants affected thereby. The Department of Home Affairs might soon find themselves amidst a massive legal battle to prove the…

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Australia supports keeping migrant families together while filling their skills-gap with migrants

Australia supports keeping migrant families together while filling their skills-gap with migrants According to the Australian minister of Immigration and Border Protection, Mr Scott Morrison, the Australian immigration programme will boost the Australian economy by saving an estimated AUD 300 million. Last week Minister Morrison stated that the recently elected Abbott …

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Home Affairs Media Briefing on VFS Visa Facilitation Centres

Home Affairs Media Briefing on VFS Visa Facilitation Centres   The newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs has announced that he will brief all members of the media about the new VFS visa facilitation centres in South Africa. Home Affairs has recently contracted VFS to manage all visa and permit applications. Members of the media are invited as follows: Venue:  Home…

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New Critical Skills Visa List of Shortage Occupations for South Africa

By Robbie Ragless South African Critical Skills Visa List, what you need to know. Processing Time in South Africa: 30-40 daysProcessing Time if lodged abroad: 30 days Government Fee in South Africa: R1520New Submission Centre Fee ( in SA ): R1350Government Fee abroad: Dependent on Currency  Application Form when submitting abroad: Click hereApplicat…

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Latest Directives from Home Affairs - 3rd June 2014

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British Home Affairs plans to deport a South African for not taking the required language exam

Donovan Tapping, a 36 year old South African, is employed by a British company and is married to British national; wife Shelly.  Tapping is completely integrated into the UK life but faces the real threat of being deported to South Africa for not taking the required English language test upon entering the UK almost ten years ago. Although he speaks fluent English and it i…

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Australian employers prefer immigrant workers reveals the Australian New Industry Department

by Robbie Ragless The question has to be asked if Australian employers view their country kin as lazy.  This after a recent survey by the Australian New Industry Department found that employers perceive Australians to be less hardworking than their colleagues settling in the country from countries like South Africa. The report further revealed that 37 620 foreign emplo…

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New Study Visa Regulations

New Study Visa Regulations The Department of Home Affairs has somewhat introduced a great deal of changes to the student permit which is now referred to as the “Study Visa” under the new immigration regulations implemented on 26th May 2014. Who qualifies to apply for a Study Visa? • Any applicant wishing to study in South Africa to further their studies• Children who …

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Home Affairs gone fishing

Home Affairs gone fishing Today the Department of Home Affairs in Cape Town, 56 Barrack Street has refused any foreigner or immigration practitioners to submit any application. A trusted source within the Department has confirmed that Cape Town –Home Affairs will refuse all visa applications until the newly contracted VFS successfully opens its doors to the public on 20…

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New visa rules are already impacting negatively on struggling SA film industry

New visa rules are already impacting negatively on struggling SA film industry Channel 24 reported that the newly gazetted visa rules are already having a detrimental impact on the South African film industry with the filming of the hit American crime series Homeland being in jeopardy. The planned filming of part of the series on South African soil is already delayed a…

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Q&A session between journalist and the newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs

Q&A session between journalist and the newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs The newly appointed Minister of Home Affairs has briefed the media on Wednesday, 28th May 2014. Malusi Gigaba has briefed the media about fundamental principal changes and the new immigration regulations which has come into effect as from the 26th May 2014. The minister concluded his bri…

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Home Affairs announces new VFS visa and permit centres

Home Affairs announces new VFS visa and permit centres

New Visa And Permit Centres To Open In June

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New immigration regulations are causing chaos

New immigration regulations are causing chaos The new immigration legislation published in the government gazette last week and came into effect on Monday, 26 May 2014, has generally been met with frustration and confusion. While a period of public comment was observed from March until last week most of those affected by the legislation calls it ‘severe’ and going so f…

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New Immigration Regulations divides family

New Immigration Regulations divides family The Department of Home Affairs “New Immigration Regulations” has recently left 39 year old, Olivia Lock a British Citizen grounded in the UK and separated from her family. Olivia and her South African husband, Maurice van Heerden was ready to board their flight from OR Tambo to London on Wednesday when immigration officials pro…

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