On Tuesday the 10th of April the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy that will deal with managing long queues at Home Affairs branches across the country.
Home Affairs has been directed to improve efficiency
He said is this was a high priority and the department remained committed to delivering high quality services to citizens and other clients.
Gigaba maintained that he has been overwhelmed with calls from members of the public regarding their time spent at Home Affairs branches for documents such as smart ID cards, passports and certificates. Continue reading
Famous for Table Mountain, its beautiful beaches and award-winning winelands makes South Africa a popular tourist destination.
Travelling and entering into South Africa for tourists can be determined by whether you are from a visa exempt country or visa non-exempt country.
Travellers from visa exempt countries, such as most European and North American countries, do not need a visa for South Africa. Continue reading
South Africa’s borders need to be open for people, particularly Africans, to move more freely and to promote business, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
The President also repeated the need for a single currency in Africa. By companion the European Union had benefited from similar Developments.
“The easy movement of people across borders and countries should never be seen in a negative sense by us as South Africans”, Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the 21st of March, after a summit on the African Continental Free Trade Area, held in Kigali, Rwanda.
“There is a deep yearning in Rwanda and the region for this visa matter to be resolved, and we need to open up the borders of our country and allow people to move”, he said. Ramaphosa said that he had discussed this matter with Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday. Continue reading
From January 2018 you will need to get your police clearance certificate (PCC) done at the VFS centres and the certificates delivered by the SA police services will no longer be accepted.
This applies to applications for both temporary and permanent residence permits.
Very important change of South African police clearance certificate (PCC) process
The good news is that it is a very simple process:
all you need to do is request the relevant form (for police clearance certificate) from the consultant at VFS,
which you then will dully complete and sign and add to your application;
no fingerprints required, just the usual biometrics.
The cost of the process is ZAR175., to be paid at the VFS centre at the time of submission. Continue reading