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Are you a SA citizen and planning to apply for British citizenship, or citizenship of any other country ? If so, we can assist you with ensuring that you retain you right to SA citizenship.

Our Immigration Expert, Tracy du Plessis is here to help you!

Please read below and head over to our website for more on any immigration needs: https://lnkd.in/dHv37hM

South African Intra Company Transfer Work Visa
All foreign nationals current in SA on intra company transfer work visas issued for 4 years, which will expire on or before 30 June 2022, may apply for new ICT work visas from within SA for a further two years.
A number of requirements must be complied with, including verifiable documentation to prove that the skills transfer to a SA citizen or permanent resident, was completed during the 4 year visa, as per the initial undertaking which the work visa holder would have submitted with their first application.
For information pertaining to these immigration services, please feel free to contact Relocation Africa’s Immigration Lead Tracy du Plessis, via immigration@relocationafrica.com. Please also feel free to visit our website at https://www.relocationafrica.com/immigration/ for more information.

Angolan Exemption Permit Project Information

The following has been confirmed with the South African Department of Home Affairs:

  • If a foreign national is currently in possession of an Angolan cessation permit, or Angolan special permit, they may apply for the new Angolan exemption permit.
  • If a foreign national currently has no status, but had valid refugee status or an asylum seeker permit which was issued prior to 31 August 2013, they may apply for the new Angolan exemption permit, but the fact that they currently have no legal status, will be investigated.
  • If a foreign national currently has a valid or pending mainstream temporary residence visa (a normal temporary residence visa such as relative visa, work visa, study visa, etc.), they may not apply for the new Angolan exemption permit.
  • The new permits will be issued for an indefinite duration.
  • Once the main applicant is in possession of the new Angolan exemption permit, their family members may apply for mainstream temporary residence visas.


South African Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has extended the validity period of legally issued visas expired during the lockdown period to 30 September 2021 for short-term visas, issued for a period not longer than 90 days, such as a tourist visa.

For longer-term temporary visas issued for three months to three years has also been extended until 30 September 2021. In line with the National State of Disaster Regulations, these amendments coupled with their directions will be gazetted by 30 June 2021.

Individuals who hold these visas are allowed to continue staying in the country under the conditions of their visas until the applicable extensions expire. Individuals who wish to return to their own country within this period can depart without being declared undesirable persons.

This extension does not apply to individuals who have entered the country from 15 March 2021. The normal validity period of the visa applies to these individuals.

Holders of longer-term temporary visas, issued for 90 days up to three years, such as study visa, treaty visa, business visa, medical treatment visa, relatives’ visas, general work visa, critical skills work visa, retired person’s visa and exchange visa, which expired during the State of National Disaster are invited to renew their visas at http://www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica before 30 September 2021.

As of 25 June 2021, the Department had approved the extension of 9 788 Section 24 (refugee status) and 28 249 Section 22 (asylum seeker permits) since the online extension system was activated in April 2021.

Asylum seekers and refugees are encouraged to continue renewing their permits via the online platform.