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Critical Changes affecting the New Regulations for Immigration in South Africa

Some of the crucial changes are as follows:If a foreigner is in SA on a visitors or medical permit, they may not apply for a change of status from within SA to any other permit.All applications must be submitted in person, at a VFS office (no longer at Home Affairs).In addition to the visa...
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Immigration Act and Regulations Update 2nd June 2014

The amended SA Immigration Act and Regulations is implemented as of today (Monday, 2 June 2014) and all Department of Home Affairs branches have closed their permitting sections. They are referring clients to the VFS office, despite the fact that in certain regions, the VFS office...
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FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH **

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH **Facts you did not know about Tanzania ('Tan' comes from Tanganyika and 'Zan' from Zanzibar - the country was formerly known as the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar and was renamed when Tanganyika merged with Zanzibar in 1964)1.   How are birthdays...
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Immigration Matters

The amended SA Immigration Regulations was signed by the President with implementation date being 26 May 2014. However, upon visiting The Department of Home Affairs on 26 May 2014, it appeared to be business as usual. We have no doubt that the amended Immigration Act and Regulations will...
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From Namibia and Burma, to Zimbabwe and Iraq: Info graphic reveals the top 50 emerging holiday destinations (but you might need to check your travel insurance) By Travelmail Reporter - Daily Mail Online - Published: 20 May 2014

Namibia has been crowned number one in the top 50 emerging travel destinations.The Southern African country, which it's predicted will see a 9.1 per cent growth in tourism over the next 10 years, scooped first place when compared to other holiday hot-spots in the world.Montenegro - which does carry...
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VFS Office for South African Immigration

 The Department of Home Affairs has recently been publishing notices in the press regarding the appointment of a company called VFS to handle processing of visa and permit applications through 11 new visa processing offices in the 9 South African provinces. The commencement date has not been...
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Urgent Immigration Update

 Visitor Permits with Permission to Work: Sect 11(2) Application ProcessThe Department of Home Affairs has issued a Directive stating that ALL Section 11(2) applications must be submitted at the Missions Abroad for first applications, with immediate effect. We have engaged the Department...
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From the Horse's Mouth** - Contributions by Ann

Facts you did not know about Ghana1.          How are birthdays celebrated? People enjoy parties but really only celebrate the bigger birthdays. This is also mainly amongst suburban families and expat communities. In smaller towns and villages...
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Africa: NEW SERVICE LAUNCH - Health Insurance for Expats

Simplifying Health Insurance for Expats in AfricaHaving faithfully served our clients for over two decades by providing insightful and essential relocation, immigration, settling-in assistance and more across Africa, Relocation Africa is now proud to announce a new partnership that will enable us...
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NIGERIA - From the Horses Mouth**

Contributions by Deji in Nigeria Facts you did not know about Nigeria - “Naija” in the local vernacular1.   How are birthdays celebrated?  In the European way but we do go big on birthdays.  Milestone birthdays such as a 40th can be quite extravagant with a 100+ guests....
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