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Expats returning to South Africa under exceptional circumstances

On July 22, 2020 / Expats returning to South Africa under exceptional circumstances / Leave a comment

Expats are now allowed to enter South Africa during the National State of Disaster under exceptional circumstances. This follows the announced amended regulations by the Minister of Department of Home Affairs. Before the amendment, only South Africans or Permanent Residency holders were able to return to South Africa with special repatriation flights. The Department of...

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Updated COVID-19 Immigration and Travel Restrictions

On July 1, 2020 / Updated COVID-19 Immigration and Travel Restrictions / Leave a comment

Earlier this month the Minister of Home Affairs in the Cabinet of South Africa, gazetted directions in terms of the Disaster Management to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Here’s an updated list of the current travel and immigration restrictions that are in place. Foreigners currently outside of South Africa With the exception of foreigners who...

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Covid-19: What you need to know as a refugee or migrant in South Africa

On June 18, 2020 / Covid-19: What you need to know as a refugee or migrant in South Africa / Leave a comment

Covid-19 has left some uncertainty for refugee and migrants in South Africa. Here’s everything you need to know a visas and benefits you may qualify for. Documentation Asylum/refugee visas – Home Affairs has said that any asylum seeker whose visa expired from 16 March 2020 to the end of the lockdown period will not be...

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