South African ID Books are issued to South African citizens and Permanent Resident holders from the age of 16 years and onwards. If you are working for the South African government or one of its statutory bodies outside the Republic of South Africa, you are also eligible to receive a South African ID Book.
The green bar-coded identity book can be considered as a legal proof of identification in South Africa.
All ID Book applications are done at the respective Departments of Home Affairs or South African Missions or Consulates abroad.
The applications are then sent to the Department of Home Affairs head office in Pretoria where applications are processed and ID Books are generated.
If you are applying for a South African ID Book for the first time, this step by step process is worth a read. Continue reading
Currently we are getting many requests about what to do when the certificate of your permanent residence is lost. Therefore we add this question to our FAQ series.
So. What to do then if my permanent residence (PR) certificate is lost?
Please note that unfortunately the certificate of your permanent residence cannot be re-issued. Continue reading
As we are getting a lot of recurring questions from our clients, we have decided to create a new “Frequently Asked Question”-FAQ-series for you, to give you a little guideline through your immigration queries.
We put therefor the most frequently asked questions together to give you an overview. We hope we can help you with this a little more with your current immigration matters and shed a little light in some of the common visa issues.
From now on you can find our answers at our FAQ series and we will try to update it according to your questions as often as possible.
We start our FAQ-list with a guideline for people who want to renew their visa. Continue reading
Under the heading “frequently asked questions” we start now a weekly series to give you an overview of relevant immigration questions.
The first question of our new series “frequently asked immigration questions” deals with the repatriation fee and how to get it back.
A foreigner can claim their repatriation fee paid to the Department of Home Affairs or South African missions abroad after they leave South Africa for good or obtain permanent residency. There are two ways to claim: Continue reading