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Home Affairs implements visa waivers for certain countries

On the 15. August 2019, the Minister of the Department of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced in his Budget Vote speech that nationals from the following four countries has been granted visa-free status and will be able to travel to South Africa without visas:

As from today, 15 August 2019, travellers from Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand will no longer require a visa to visit South Africa for holidays, conferencing and business meeting visits. We took this decision unilaterally but we are engaging these countries to see how they can relax entry requirements for our citizens. I am glad to say that Qatar has already waived visa requirements for South Africans and this will enable our people to attend Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 easier,” said Minister Motsoaledi. Continue reading

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Permanent Residence based on Business Visa

Permanent residence based on Section 27 (C) allows the holder of a business visa to apply for Permanent residence in South Africa. If you wish to establish a business and reside within South Africa permanently this is the ideal option for you.

A business visa allows the holder to own and operate a business in South Africa.

When issued with the permanent residence based on Section 27 (C) this allows the holder to stay and operate a business in South Africa permanently. Continue reading

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Permanent Residence based on Retirement

As mentioned in our article about temporary residence based on Retirement, South Africa is a country that one should consider when thinking about retiring in a country different to one’s home country.

The affordability, beautiful attractions, wonderful climate are only some of the reasons people choose South Africa as their retirement destination. Continue reading

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Top 10 simple issues to be resolved by DHA overnight

Top 10 simple issues to be resolved by DHA overnight

Some times life can be simple.

Or a government authority can make life of others simple.

Here are a few suggestions, how the South African Department of Home Affairs could practically over night, with some quick decisions and mostly based on existing capacity and infrastructure, make the life of foreigners in SA much easier:

  1. 90 plus 90 days should be guaranteed so people can plan and book. Inform also the airlines that 180 day return ticket is legal.
  2. Issue Permanent Residence (PR) stickers back into passports. Add ID numbers where available. Requirement to travel with original PR certificates and paper ID books is just ridiculous. Continue reading

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