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SOUTH AFRICA – Trusted Employer Scheme

November 17, 2023

A new trusted employer scheme will allow registered companies in South Africa to benefit from simplified visa applications and accelerated visa processing times for skilled foreign workers.

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GHANA – Visa Waiver Scheme with South Africa Launched

November 9, 2023

Ghana and South Africa have entered into a visa-waiver agreement, allowing for stays in the other country of up to 90 days.

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SOUTH AFRICA – Digital Nomad Visa Rollout Delayed

August 4, 2023

The Ministry of Home Affairs announced South Africa has missed a deadline to implement a digital nomad visa by the end of the year.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Consulates May Have Started Using Unpublished Draft of New Critical Skills List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