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Merry Christmas and a happy healthy new year!

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We, at IBN, would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new Year!

We also want to THANK every one for your continuous support.

Please note that our office is closed from 24 December 2016 and will re-open on 09 January 2017.

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How to obtain your South African Police Clearance Certificate?

How to obtain your South African Police Clearance Certificate?

The first step to obtaining your SA police clearance certificate is to visit your nearest SA Police Station and let an official know that you wish to apply for your SA Police Clearance Certificate.

The official will then guide you to the relevant department within the South African Police Station (SAPS).

You will be required to complete a short application form, as well as pay a fee of currently ZAR 96.00, payable in cash only, and the exact amount only. police-1243792-639x935

Thereafter the official will take your fingerprints and issue you with a proof of payment as well as your completed SA PCC application.

You then have the option of having it sent via SA Post Office, or doing it yourself via courier. We would advise you to always use the courier option, as it is a much quicker delivery method, and you do not run the risk of your application being lost in the mail.

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Conversion of a foreign drivers license in South Africa

Conversion of a foreign drivers license in South Africa

There is a lot of confusion regarding the conversion of foreign drivers licenses to a South African, especially regarding the time period in which one is obliged to do so, as well as if you get to keep your foreign license.

How does it work and what do you need to know?

Firstly, you must have received permanent residence in South Africa. We strongly recommend applying for an SA ID book first as this will make the process a lot faster, although not compulsory.

gps-driving-2-1353290-1279x829You then have five years from the date of issuance of your Permanent residence to apply for a conversion of your foreign license to a South African one according to the National Road Traffic Act, 1996 of South Africa.

Failure to do so will result in you driving without a valid license and may, in the event of an accident, lead to a loss of insurance cover due to unlawfulness. Continue reading

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Tips for pet import to South Africa

As more and more pet owners want to bring their furry friends along when they immigrate to South Africa we thought of compiling a list of the necessary procedure thereof.

cats-and-dogs1.) Try to select a non-stop route to South Africa. If you take a decision to fly with different airlines, please take into consideration that you must pass customs during every stopover to pick up and check your pet back in. Which also means that you must then meet all appropriate requirements for entry to each specific country.

2.) You will also need a crate for your pet in which it can travel easily for a number of hours. Here are a couple of things you need to keep in mind when you choose a safe and comfortable crate for your pet: Continue reading

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