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Why you should apply for permanent residency in South Africa

On November 6, 2019 / Why you should apply for permanent residency in South Africa / Leave a comment

If you’re planning on making sunny South Africa home for the long haul, then you may want to consider permanent residency. You don’t necessarily need a previous visa to apply, and the freedom and rights you’re entitled to as a permanent resident far outweigh those granted to temporary residents. You’ve heard that permanent residency applications...

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SA Home Affairs working to secure visa-free travel to the UK

On October 30, 2019 / SA Home Affairs working to secure visa-free travel to the UK / Leave a comment

Not too long ago, travel to the United Kingdom used to be entry-free for South Africans. Then claims of fraudulent South African passports surfaced, and the United Kingdom government implemented the visa rule. Since then, the Department of Home Affairs has worked on the passport, making it hard to create fraudulent copies. They are hoping...

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Retirement visa for South Africa

On October 24, 2019 / Retirement visa for South Africa / Leave a comment

South Africa continues to offer potential retirees the high-quality lifestyle, value for money and climate they’re looking for, so it comes as no surprise that there’s been an increase in the number of retirees settling here. You’ve retired, sold your house, and have chosen warm, sunny, South Africa for your next home. The Retirement Visa...

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Department of Home Affairs provides insight on critical skills in South Africa

On October 9, 2019 / Department of Home Affairs provides insight on critical skills in South Africa / Leave a comment

The Department of Home Affairs Director of the Corporate Accounts Unit, Mr Phindiwe Mbhele, has provided some much-needed insight regarding the Critical Skills Visas and its requirements at the recent SARA International Mobility event. The first list identifying the scarcity of critical skills in South Africa, first published in 2006 and revised in 2009 and...

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