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Retiring to Cape Town, South Africa

I recently had the pleasure of spending a couple of days exploring Cape Town, alongside an 80-year-old German gentleman, who was thinking of making South Africa his retirement home. This gentleman first contacted our firm, Immigration South Africa for assistance, with...

Being Born In SA Does Not Automatically Qualify One For Citizenship

There is an assumption that foreign nationals who give birth on South African soil automatically acquire citizenship for their offspring, this is false. In cases where both the parents are not citizens/residents, the child is issued with a “notice of birth”. This...

Visa-Free Travel Between South Africa and Russia Now official

As of the 1st April 2017, Russian citizens no longer require a visitor’s visa to enter the Republic of South Africa and vice versa. Although this news broke earlier this year, it was not made official until now. It is now official that the South African and Russian...

SA Retracts Visa Waiver for New Zealand

As On 21st November New Zealand removed the waiver for South African citizens to enter from previously being visa exempt. They have provided many reasons for doing so. They stated that they had on record many South African citizens who overstayed there 90 day...

Foreign students could graduate with Permanent Residence

Much need skills for South Africa A radical statement by Malusi Gigaba related to international and foreign students who are pursuing degrees in South Africa could mean that they will qualify for permanent residence on completion of their studies. The first of these...

Is your SA visa valid?

Many foreigners with all kinds of visas and permits in South Africa simply do not take the necessary steps to make sure that they remain valid. And by this, we are not talking of a visa that simply expires because it reaches its “valid until” date. Due to the...