Applying for South African General Work Visa?

Some time ago I wrote about the unintended consequences caused by the incoherent application process for the General Work Visa. At the time it seemed the problem was around a process that was riddled with delays and numerous uncertainties such that applying for a...

SA Visa Renewal Procedures- what to watch out for

2018 has been off to a flying start.  We are now in March and we have a new President and a new old  Minister of Home Affairs. What these changes mean for the Immigration landscape, only time will tell.   It has been almost 4 years since the wholesale changes to the...

Immigration Directive No 16 of 2017 Zim Exemption Applications

The Department of Home Affairs has issued a new Directive regulating the handling of the ZEP application process. The online Application process for ZEP renewals closed on the 30th of November 2017 meaning that all persons who did not take advantage of this new...

To Change or to Renew? Moving from ZSP to Main stream Immigration.

As the much anticipated announcement was made on Friday the 8th of September , one could not help but feel the sense of relief that came with it.  The ZSP is being renewed and shall be called the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit or ZEP. The online platform opened on Friday...