The South African immigration authority, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), is currently causing significant inconvenience in the tourism sector. Due to massive backlogs and long processing times for visa applications, the DHA has advised tourists to leave the country by the end of February. This drastic measure could have far-reaching consequences for the country’s tourism industry, economic growth and security.
As expected, the Department of Home Affairs – still in total disarray – has not been able to tackle the backlog of visa and waiver applications as well as appeals
Visa and Waiver Extensions now until End of 2023 On 29 March 2023, The Director General of the Department of Home Affairs has issued the long-awaited Circular in which the
A significant number of foreigners, whose applications for a long-term visa had been submitted by their Mission abroad to Pretoria for processing, may see a silver lining on the horizon
If your visa expires or has expired while waiting for your extension application or waiver application, your expired visa will remain valid until 31 March 2023. This is a result
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has issued a temporary exemption for foreigners waiting for the outcome of their waiver or visa / visa extension applications. These measures, instated from