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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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Permanent Residence based on Critical Skills: Section 27 (b)

A Critical Skills Visa (CSV) can be applied for if the applicant is in possession of a critical skill in accordance with the Department of Home Affairs Government Gazette, 3 June 2014 that states the “skills or qualifications determined to be critical for the Republic of South Africa in relation to an application for Critical Skills Visa or Permanent Residence permit.”

One of the most important requirements of the Permanent Residence based on Critical Skills is the certificate received from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The applicant will submit their highest qualification for evaluation with SAQA, and SAQA will then confirm the skills and/or qualifications of the applicant. Continue reading

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