Affordability, the beautiful attractions, our wonderful climate are only some of the reasons people choose South Africa as their retirement destination.
Individuals wanting to retire in South Africa can apply for a temporary residence visa based on retirement (retired person visa).
The retirement visa is issued for up to four (4) years, and allows the holder of the retired person visa to retire and stay in South Africa on a seasonal or continuous basis. Continue reading
Home to some of the best universities in Africa, the University of Cape Town (UCT) and Stellenbosch University, makes South Africa an ideal destination for education of any level be it tertiary, secondary and primary.
If an individual wishes to take up schooling in South Africa, they have to apply for a study visa.
The study visa is valid for the duration of the course for which the individual has registered for, be it one year to four years.
There have been a few changes to the study visa; this comes after the amendments of the Immigration Act in May 2014.
Study Visa for South Africa
Study visas will only be issued in cases where the learning institution has been approved by the Department of Higher Education & Training. Continue reading
According to two surveys published by Travelstart, South African families traveling overseas are often still being turned away due to the strict birth certificate regulations set up by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in 2015.
The surveys compiled data collected from over 500 travellers, a number of travel agents, travel consultants and airline representatives.
It contained questions regarding how they are being affected by the legislation.
The legislation requires all travellers who are traveling with minors to produce an unabridged birth certificate for the minor, as well as a letter of parental consent if the child is not traveling with both parents, when arriving or departing in South Africa. Continue reading
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