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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Work visa requirements for South Africa immigration

Work visa requirements for South African immigration Background to Work Visa for South African Immigration South Africa offers a number of options for those who are seeking a Work Visa for the purposes of South African immigration. Similar to other countries the Work Visa legislation focuses on two main areas: V.5586

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Applying for Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa

Applying for Critical Skills Work Visa for South Africa The critical skills work visa was a very welcome addition, in June 2014, to the types of work visas that a prospective immigrant may consider to apply for. V.5587

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Corporate Visas ` Immigration South Africa

Corporate Visas Immigration South Africa A corporate visa can only be issued to South African registered company or branch (the applicant) and it offers the possibility to employ great numbers of employees from abroad, all under the remit of one application. V.5588

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Corporate Workers Visa / Corporate workers certificate

Corporate Workers Visa Corporate workers certificate Where a company is in possession of a valid corporate work visa, it has in effect a permission to recruit a certain number of foreign workers, into specific positions for finite period of time. V.5589

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Critical skills work visa for South Africa

Critical skills work visa permit for South Africa Welcome to the critical skills work visa and permit category. For those potential applicants for a work visa or permit to South Africa, and even those existing work permit or visa holders, this category of work visa may well be great news. V.5590

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

General Work Visa

General Work Visa A General Work Visa South Africa, is one of 5 types of work visa categories that you can make a work visa application under. Unlike the others types of work visa, the general work visa requires that the employer has made every attempt to try to fill their vacant position with either a South African Citizen or permanent resident. Below we give you 10 important facts you need to know about a General Work Visa South Africa. V.5591

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Intra-company Transfers

Intra company Transfers An Intra-company transfer is a type of work visa that allows for a staff member to transfer from an overseas company to a branch, subsidiary or affiliated business that is operating in South Africa. Who should apply for an Intra-company transfer work visa? V.5592

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Don’t Be Declared “Undesirable”

SA Visa Many tourists have been thrown into the deep end as Home Affairs implement South African visa changes overnight. I’m sure by now many of you have read or heard about the recent rules that have come into effect for the SA Visa. After doing some research I decided to gather some information together to try and put your minds at ease and make sure you are aware of how to avoid being declared an “undesirable” person. V.5598

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28. Apr. 2021 Daily Maverick

Cost-cutting: South Africa to close ten embassies, consulates

Ten South African diplomatic missions are set to be axed to save costs. The South African government is expected to cut 10 of its diplomatic missions abroad, as a money-saving measure. V.5599

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27. Apr. 2021 Engineering News

South Africa must be cognisant attracting skills happens against backdrop of global demand

While South Africa is seeking critically skilled individuals, recent reports have shown that the number of South Africans seeking opportunities abroad has increased significantly over the past five to ten years owing to concerns about South Africa`s low economic growth, independent immigration services provider Xpatweb director Marisa Jacobs tells Engineering News. V.5596

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27. Apr. 2021 Business Insider SA

Govt has a new plan to boost SA`s dagga industry

Government has proposed a draft national master plan which aims to loosen regulations in the cannabis industry to promote economic development. • It wants to help create export markets for dagga growers. • Government plans to amend legislation to remove existing constraints that hinder commercialisation. V.5597

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25. Apr. 2021 Fin24

Luxury homes back in demand, foreign buyers getting back into SA market

A penthouse in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town sold for R45 million. * *The low interest rate seemed to have little impact on the luxury housing market, but this seems to be changing.* * *There has also been in increase in foreign buyers looking for and buying property in SA.* * *The March Lightstone Residential Property Index shows that annual house price inflation was 4.0% at the end of February 2021 signifying a positive increase from the previous month.* V.5593

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25. Apr. 2021 Iol

Over 150 000 asylum seekers in SA to finally have cases heard

Cape Town ` More than 153 000 asylum seekers in South Africa who have been waiting for years for a decision on their applications for refugee status will have their cases heard following an agreement between the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Department of Home Affairs to eliminate delays and clear backlogs. This as the UNHCR says refugees in Cape Town have approached them for support in rejoining the community, while others have expressed an interest in returning to their home countries V.5595

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23. Apr. 2021 DHA

Retired Permit / Visa ` South Africa

A retired permit, visa, as a means of immigration to South Africa, is granted to immigrants wishing to spend their retirement years in South Africa. For immigration to South Africa, under the category of a retired permit, the criteria is based on the premise that the immigrant is not looking to work, study or carry out their own business. V.5584

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23. Apr. 2021 Bizznews

Department of Home Affairs flouts court orders, year after year

Still no functional refugee reception office in Cape Town. Home Affairs still does not serve new applicants in Cape Town despite a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that says it must reopen and maintain a fully functional refugee reception office. V.5585

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22. Apr. 2021 DHA

Foreigners show record interest in SA companies at investor conference

Bank of America Securities says Clicks was the most sought-after company by foreign investors in terms of meeting requests The Bank of America Securities says its Sun City investor conference this month broke all previous records in terms of investor attendance. V.5579

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22. Apr. 2021 DHA

Life Partner Permit South Africa

A life partner permit is an application based upon the individuals relationship with a South African for permanent residence. Who should apply for a life partner permit South Africa? Applications for a life partner permit should be made by those individuals who are in a permanent relationship with a South African citizen or Permanent Residence holder. V.5582

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22. Apr. 2021 DHA

Relatives permit / visa for immigration to South Africa

Relatives permit visa for immigration to South Africa Considering immigration to South Africa and have relatives already here? Below we discuss the relatives permit / visa option, how to apply and who qualifies. V.5583

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21. Apr. 2021 News24

Three months` rent or a ticket back home? Cape Town refugee, asylum seeker groups must decide

The Cape Town refugees and asylum seekers living in two large tents in Cape Town have been given a two week deadline to leave. They must choose between getting three months` rent and food to help them get back on their feet, or a free ticket back to their country of origin. V.5580

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20. Apr. 2021 Fin24

Luxury homes back in demand, foreign buyers getting back into SA market

A penthouse in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town sold for R45 million. The low interest rate seemed to have little impact on the luxury housing market, but this seems to be changing. V.5581

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20. Apr. 2021 Cape Town City

Home Affairs plan to extend working hours to deal with backlog

There may be good news on the horizon for frustrated South Africans heading to Home Affairs in the future. Home Affairs is planning a big change by extending their working hours into the weekend to help deal with the current backlogs. V.5594

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18. Apr. 2021 Times Live

Brothers born of Angolan parents have right to South African citizenship: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the minister of home affairs, who was ordered by the high court in Pretoria last year to grant citizenship to two brothers born in SA of foreign parents in the 1990s. V.5578

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14. Apr. 2021 DHA

What is a Ministerial Waiver / Exemption and how does it work

Upon application to the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister may under terms and conditions determined by him or her allow distinguished visitors or members of his/her family to be administered and sojourn in South Africa and or waive any prescribed (regulatory) requirements for good cause and/or grant any foreigner or category of foreigners the rights of permanent residence for a specified or unspecified period when special circumstances exist justifying such a decision. V.5576

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14. Apr. 2021 DHA

What is a Ministerial Waiver / Exemption and how does it work

Upon application to the Minister of Home Affairs, the Minister may under terms and conditions determined by him or her allow distinguished visitors or members of his/her family to be administered and sojourn in South Africa and or waive any prescribed (regulatory) requirements for good cause and/or grant any foreigner or category of foreigners the rights of permanent residence for a specified or unspecified period when special circumstances exist justifying such a decision. V.5577

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12. Apr. 2021 DHA

Overstay / Undesirable / VLIST Ban Issued for 5 Years . Can I appeal !!

Overstaying one’s visa is a common occurrence among people who applied to extend their visa in South Africa and said visa not issued in time for travel . In recent months overstaying one visa has moved from being a minor inconvenience to a possible criminal offence with potentially serious ramifications. The changes brought about by the new immigration laws have made overstaying ones visa a very serious affair which needs a careful and smart approach to remedy. V.5574

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12. Apr. 2021 DHA

Prohibited Persons Status ( Vlisting ) and how to uplift a Prohibited Persons Status

The Immigration Act and the Department of Home Affairs abhors fraudulent documents. Section 29(1)(f) provides ; The following foreigners are prohibited person and do not qualify for a port of entry visa, admission into the republic , visa or a permanent residence permit … anyone found in possession of a fraudulent visa, passport , permanent residence permit or identification document. V.5575

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10. Apr. 2021 @SABCNews

Phiri siblings still struggling to get their IDs from Home Affairs

The Home Affairs Department has been sending the siblings from pillar to post, demanding that they provide DNA evidence that they are related to the woman they call their grandmother. The North West Home Affairs Department has come under heavy criticism for failing to assist two young men who have been struggling to get their identity documents for years. V.5572

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09. Apr. 2021 SBS News

Advocates slam partner visa English test as a `paternalistic` measure that will keep families apart

Partner visa language test will only affect people who apply after the changes are introduced mid-next year. The Department of Home Affairs says adding an English language requirement for partner visa applicants would protect people in family violence situations. V.5570

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09. Apr. 2021 Tourism Update

Vaccinated US citizens get green light for travel

In a landmark move the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its advisory policy, opening up travel for US citizens that have been fully vaccinated. V.5571

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09. Apr. 2021 Business Insider SA

The US just opened its borders to South Africans with these jobs or visas

• The US has added further exemptions for foreign travellers looking to enter that country amid its ongoing travel ban. • Under the National Interest Exceptions protocol, certain visa holders and exchange visitors may travel to the US. • This applies to specialised teachers and au pairs in South Africa. • It also includes immigrant and fiancé(e) K-1 visas, which require a US citizen sponsor. V.5573

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28. Apr. 2021 DHA

Work visa requirements for South Africa immigration

Work visa requirements for South African immigration Background to Work Visa for South African Immigration South Africa offers a number of options for those who are seeking a Work Visa for the purposes of South African immigration. Similar to other countries the Work Visa legislation focuses on two main areas: V.5586

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