2019 February Newsletter

  • Amendments to the Immigration Act and Regulations
  • Timeframes
  • Permanent Residence Applications
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers
  • Civic Affairs
  • Dual Citizenship

2018 November Newsletter

  • Resignation of the Minister of Home Affairs

2018 October Newsletter

  • Change of Status for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

2018 July Newsletter

  • Director General resigns
  • Staff resources shortages
  • Unabridged Birth Certificates
  • Police Clearances change in process
  • Waivers

2018 April Newsletter

  • E-visas

2017 November Newsletter

  • Apostille and Authentication of Certifications
  • Waiver Applications
  • Australian Visas
  • Formal Emigration

2017 September Newsletter

  • Zimbabwe Exemption Project “ZEP” Announced by Minister of Home Affairs
  • Long Outstanding Permanent Residence Visas
  • Verifications in respect of Permit Compliance
  • Certifications and Apostilles

2015 October Newsletter

  • Upcoming Amendments
  • Waiver vs Department of Labour Report
  • Reviews and Appeals

2015 June Newsletter

  • Retention of Critical Skilled Foreign Workers on Corporate Visas
  • Unabridged Birth Certificates in respect of Applications for Child Passports
  • Work Visa Holders Wishing to Study Part Time
  • Service Delivery Issues

2015 March Update

  • BRICS Visa’s

2014 October Newsletter

  • Intra Company Transfer Work Visa – Continued Assignment
  • Critical Skills Work Visa – No Further Confirmation of Skills and Work Experience Required

2014 September Newsletter

  • Extension of Unabridged Birth Certificate Requirements
  • Quota Work Visa – Confirmations of Employment
  • Transfer of Visas and Rectifications
  • Discontinuation of Temporary Passports
  • Declaration as an Undesirable Person

2014 August Newsletter

  • Media Statement by Minister Malusi Gigaba in respect of Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permits

2014 June Newsletter

  • New Immigration Regulations surprise all by coming into operation on 26 May 2014
  • Summary of changes brought into operation as a result of the Amendments

2014 February Newsletter

  • Draft Immigration Regulations published by Minister of Home Affairs

2013 December Newsletter

  • Current difficulties being experienced with the Department of Home Affairs – lost applications and delays
  • Imminent changes in the Immigration Law and Regulations
  • Renewing your work permit

2013 October Newsletter

  • Current status at Department of Home Affairs in respect of Temporary and Permanent residence permits
  • Bank accounts in respect of foreign nationals in South Africa on temporary residence permits

2013 April Newsletter

  • Status quo in respect of applications currently under consideration at the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Permanent residence permit applications backlog
  • Exceptional skills work permits
  • Corporate permit difficulties