Each Visitor, who has applied for an extension of a visitor visa at the local VfS office and is in possession of a genuine submission slip may remain in the country until the extension application has been decided upon, whether positive or negative. No one should arrest you while you have such a receipt, and no one can declare you undesirable.
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.
On 27 June 2023 the Pretoria High Court handed down a judgement declaring the decision of the Minister of Home Affairs, which terminated the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs), as unlawful,
In a surprise move Minister Motsoaledi this week changed two of the longest-standing requirements for most visa and permits in South Africa. Police Clearance Certificates from all countries where the
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
While Minister Motsoaledi is busy becoming the most hated public officer as he is unable to get a grip over the processes within the Department of Home Affairs, he has
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
While the whole Department of Home Affairs is now offline due to failed maintenance and updates of their IT System, Minister of No Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, continues to cut options