This website has been updated, wherever possible, in order to reflect the most recent changes in our immigration laws.


  • Visas
  • Temporary residence – this includes all categories such as study, work, business, retired persons, relatives permits etc.
  • Permanent residence permits
  • Naturalisation/ South African citizenship
  • Determinations of status
  • Retention of South African citizenship
  • Resumption of citizenship
  • Exemption from the loss of South African citizenship
  • Restoration of permanent residence rights
  • Evaluation of foreign qualifications
  • Appeals or review applications to the Department of Home Affairs
  • Petitions and exemption applications to the Minister of Home Affairs
  • Agreements of cohabitation or life partnership agreements
  • Antenuptial contracts
  • Apostille on South African documents for use abroad
  • Facilitating sworn translations
  • Waiver applications
  • Exceptional skills certifications
  • Deregistration in respect of cancellation of work permits
  • Facilitating advertisement in the national printed media in accordance with Home Affairs requirements
  • Facilitating salary benchmarkings
  • Confirmation of employment applications
  • Verification of permits
  • Transfer of permits into new passports
  • Seminars on immigration to South Africa