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South Africa will relax visa rules to boost investment and tourism

On September 28, 2018 / South Africa will relax visa rules to boost investment and tourism / Leave a comment

Foreign students‚ businessmen and frequent visitors are among those who will benefit from new immigration rules. The department of home affairs announced relaxed visa regulations‚ aimed at boosting investment‚ tourism and academic exchange. These include a three-year‚ multiple-entry visa for frequent trusted travellers to South Africa and a 10-year visa for business people and academics...

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Effective immigration changes to the film and model industry

On September 20, 2018 / Effective immigration changes to the film and model industry / Leave a comment

The film and model industry has not only been booming in the Western Cape but also in Gauteng. The current immigration legislation recognized the importance of the industry and created a special three year visa, which is a visitor’s visa, for employees or professionals working in this sector. The agreement; designed specifically for teams coming...

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South Africa’s Retirement Visa

On September 5, 2018 / South Africa’s Retirement Visa / Leave a comment

The retiring abroad landscape has changed dramatically since the financial collapse of 2008. The traditional destinations of Spain, Greece, Cyprus, and Portugal have all seen economic issues, and in some cases, the uncertainty around these countries’ banking industries and subsequent fiscal reforms have threatened expats’ savings. South Africa, on the other hand, continues to offer...

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Home Affairs changes the unabridged birth certificate legislation

On August 23, 2018 / Home Affairs changes the unabridged birth certificate legislation / Leave a comment

Children will no longer need unabridged birth certificates to travel in and out of South Africa on SA Airlines or any other major international airlines. As part of a drive to modernise their processes, Home Affairs have dropped the need for children to travel with unabridged birth certificates – but only if both parents are...

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