Posts under Department of Home Affairs

South African airports to get new time-saving biometric system

On March 14, 2019 / South African airports to get new time-saving biometric system / Leave a comment

The Department of Home Affairs says it will pilot new e-gates at a number of South African airports in 2019. A joint venture between the Airports Company South Africa and Department of Home Affairs will be implemented in March that will make use of a biometric system that scans passengers’ fingerprints to verify their identity....

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3 Ways Home Affairs will make it easier to visit South Africa

On October 16, 2018 / 3 Ways Home Affairs will make it easier to visit South Africa / Leave a comment

The government said that making visas for South Africa easier to apply for will boost the tourism industry. For many, visiting South Africa doesn’t just take a lot of saving up, but it requires a great amount of paperwork and a complicated application process, too. Coming to South Africa can be complicated for both tourists...

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60 days with the Department of Home Affairs (call centre)

On December 11, 2013 / 60 days with the Department of Home Affairs (call centre) / Leave a comment

Imagine this scenario: you, a foreigner, have decided to live in South Africa. You have applied for your permit, and are eagerly awaiting that important piece of paper from the Department of Home Affairs to embark on your new adventure. How do you ensure that your permit application is receiving the necessary attention? There are...

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