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Resumption of Services at Home Affairs Offices

South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the country has been moved to Alert Level 1, and Home Affairs has announced that more services will be resumed as of Thursday, 04 March 2021. The Citizenship service remains temporarily…

South African Government Plans to Update the Country’s ID System

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cabinet has approved the Official Identity Management Policy for public comment. In a recent media briefing, minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu said that the policy proposes a number of…

How to Save Time and Get Your South African Smart ID and Passport at a Bank Branch

With lines at Department of Home Affairs offices around South Africa often being long, more citizens would be wise to know about another option for obtaining their Smart IDs, or renewing their passports. The four major banks in SA - Standard…

South African Home Affairs Grants Temporary Intra-Company Transfer Visa Concession

The South African Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, has announced a temporary concession granted to intra-company transfer visa holders who are currently residing in South Africa. This allows them another 24-month term for their visas. This…

Statement of the South African Minister of Home Affairs on Lock-down Visas

The Department of Home Affairs is extending the validity period of legally issued visas which expired during the lockdown period to 31 January 2021. Holders of such visas are permitted to remain in the country under the conditions of their…