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SOUTH AFRICA – Radiological Report and Police Record Waivers

April 21, 2023

The South African Department of Home Affairs has issued a new directive providing relief to visa and permit applicants from April 11, 2023. It does not apply to those with applications which have already been filed and are currently under adjudication.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Procedural Changes for Qualification Evaluation and Transfer of Skills

September 12, 2019

From 16 September 2019, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) will allow only qualification holders (applicants) to follow up on their own evaluation applications.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Department of Home Affairs Restricts Short-Term Work to 180 Days Per Calendar Year

May 20, 2019

Short-term work on a Visitor’s Visa 11(2) in South Africa is to be restricted to a maximum of 180 days per calendar year.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Consulates May Have Started Using Unpublished Draft of New Critical Skills List

March 5, 2019

Reports have emerged that some South African overseas missions have begun to reject Critical Skills Visa applications on the grounds that the corporate general manager category no longer exists.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Requirements for Travelling with Children Eased

December 5, 2018

Effective 1 December 2018, the "First Amendment of the Immigration Regulations, 2014" eases the requirements for parents and legal guardians travelling with children through South African ports of entry, which were first introduced in 2015.

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Going Global: Expand Your Business to South Africa

September 19, 2018

A look at the business climate and corporate immigration system of South Africa and evaluation of the opportunities for companies expanding internationally. The fourth edition in Newland Chase's 'Going Global' series.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Update on Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) Applications

February 6, 2018

On 31st January 2018, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) extended to 15th February 2018 the closing date for payments and submission of supporting documents and biometrics for applications for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP), at one of the ten designated Visa Application Centres. This deadline had previously been extended to 31st January 2018. […]

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SOUTH AFRICA: No More Hardcopy South African Police Clearance Certificates for In-Country Applications

December 15, 2017

Effective 31st December 2017, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) of South Africa will automate the process of checking a foreign national’s South African criminal record, so that it will no longer be necessary to apply for a hardcopy South African Police Clearance Certificate (“SA PCC”). The DHA will continue to accept hard copy SA […]

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SOUTH AFRICA / ANGOLA: New Reciprocal Visa Waiver

November 23, 2017

Effective 1st December 2017, the Department of Home Affairs (DHS) of South Africa will implement a reciprocal visa waiver for Angolan passport holders for visits of up to 30 days per visit, up to 90 days per year. Angolan passport holders will no longer require Port of Entry Visas in advance of travel to South […]

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INDIA: Mandatory Biometric Enrolment for All India Visa Applicants in South Africa

July 26, 2017

The High Commission of India in Pretoria, South Africa, has announced that applicants for all India visa categories (including employment, tourist and business visas) are required to register their biometric data, comprising fingerprints and facial image scan, effective 17th July 2017. A similar measure was imposed last August for certain visa applicants at the Indian Visa Application Centres in […]

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