CURRENT DIFFICULTIES BEING EXPERIENCED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS
As always our plight continues within the Department of Home Affairs to ensure that application are processed as speedily as possible.
We would love to be reporting that all is going well on the service delivery side at the Department of Home Affairs at regional offices, embassies, high commission and consular offices as well as at the central adjudication hub of the Department of Home Affairs at its head office in Pretoria. However such a statement appears to still be a pipe-dream.
It is important that we draw to the attention of clients some of these difficulties as they impact on all applicants.
The first area of concern is that, on a unilateral basis, various offices of the Department of Home Affairs, both locally and abroad, have of late been imposing terms and conditions on acceptance of applications for lodgment, many of which are not founded either in the Immigration Act nor its Regulations nor any of the departmental directives of the Department.
This brings about a large degree of uncertainty as the Immigration Act and its Regulations prescribe precisely what documents must be lodged with any application, whether they should be […]