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Africa: Land of Opportunity

Africa: Land of opportunityFrom Re:locate Magazine by Ruth Holmes - 24 June 2014Africa is on the up, with abundant opportunities across its 55 countries for dynamic investors, diaspora and expats willing to adapt and respond to fast-changing business environments. Ruth Holmes reports.Whether it was...
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South African Immigration: Appeal Process for Undesirable Persons

Persons who are declared undesirable persons in terms of Section 30(1)(h) read with 50(1) of the Immigration Act, no 13 of 2002 as amended (no. 13 of 2011) must submit the written representative as indicated below:The following documents must be submitted:Written representationA copy of...
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New travel regulations introduced

 New regulations for foreigners and South Africans travelling with children are being implemented in a bid to curb child trafficking. Parents travelling with children are required to provide an unabridged birth certificate, including the details of the child's father as well as the mother...
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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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