5 FAQs about moving to South Africa

On January 20, 2021 / by Sherone Lewis / Leave a comment

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Immigration laws can become a complex procedure for many, especially if it’s your first time applying for entry into South Africa. We are constantly asked a variety of questions regarding visas and permits from foreigners wanting to relocate to South Africa

It’s safe to say that you’re probably dreaming about moving to South Africa if you’re reading this. To get you started on your immigration journey we’ve put together five of the most commonly asked questions people just like you have

What is the difference between a South African visa & a South African permit?

The difference between visa and permit is that a visa is a document acquired by an individual to enter a specific country for a specific period of time, whereas a permit is a foreigner attaining citizenship for residence on a permanent basis.

What do I do if I want to work in South Africa?

You’d need a work visa to work in South Africa for an employer. This means you have to qualify for and receive one of South Africa’s four work visas.

How do I know if I qualify for a visa?

The best way to find out would be to get an Immigration Consultant with extensive experience in the industry to assess your situation. You can contact us and one of our Immigration Consultants will help you!

Can you guarantee that my application will be successful?

No. No Immigration Consultant can make this type of guarantee. The key is to provide the pertinent information in an organized and familiar manner, which is something that a good Immigration Consultant will do for you. That said, we believe that using our service will greatly streamline your application process.

Can I bring my pets?

Yes, you may bring your cat or dog to South Africa. However, you’ll need a veterinary import permit and your pet must be microchipped. Dogs and cats from certain parts of the world must also have had a valid rabies vaccination

We hope these answers have got you excited to make your move to South Africa. If you are considering applying for a South African permit or visa, or simply have a few questions, please get in touch with us today!

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