FAQ: Repatriation fee – can we claim it back?

As part of our FAQ series, we have another article which will answer the question for those who paid the repatriation fee and did not receive or claim the money back.frequentlyaskedquestions

Paid repatriation fee – what do to now?

If you have received your Permanent Residence (PR) or if you changed the status of your temporary residence visa after the new law came into effect, the deadline to claim your repatriation fee back directly from the department of Home Affairs was already at the 28th of February 2015.

There were rumors that they will extend this deadline but so far they have unfortunately not done this.

If you have not yet claimed your repatriation fee back, you should try to inquire directly from the Embassy in your Home country when you return home for a visit. Please note:

After the deadline of the 28th of February 2015, we would advise that you please contact directly the embassy and ask for guidance.

If your current visa is expiring or you are returning back home for good, you should be able claim your repatriation fee back from the Embassy.

But in any event, please contact therefor the Embassy directly.

If you have further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

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2 Responses to FAQ: Repatriation fee – can we claim it back?

  1. rajesh

    Hi there, I have applied for the Repatriation deposit at Bellville Home affairs and so far nothing’s been processed? What is the time frame to process the refund?
    Thanks

    • admin

      If you have not yet claimed your repatriation fee back, you should try to inquire directly from the Embassy in your Home country when you return home for a visit.

      Please note:
      After the deadline of the 28th of February 2015, we would advise that you please contact directly the embassy and ask for guidance. Home Affairs will be little help.

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