Immigration Engagements Accountant to Compliment Business Visa Service

Applying for Business Visa in South Africa can be both time-consuming and complex. Amendments to the Immigration Act No.13 of 2002 make it possible for an Immigration Engagements Accountant to issue certificates for Business Visa purposes. Whereas before only registered CA(SA) could perform this function.

Department of Home Affairs To Enforce Legal Immigrant Employment

Companies may expect “a knock on the door” from the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) to conduct required audits and investigations on their employment practices of immigrant workers, Director from the DHA’s Corporate Account Unit, Ben Makhalemele has warned.

Employing Expatriates? – Duties and obligations of South African Employers

Employers are often hard pressed to find the necessary (and scarce) skills to fill selected roles within their organisation. Time and again employers turn to the international labour market to seek individuals possessing the required skillsets to support and sustain the needs of the organisation.

IMG breakfast with Ben Makhalemele and Moeketsi Seboko

On 28 March 2018, the Department of Home Affairs, Assistant Director Ben Makhalemele addressed SARA members and guests at the SARA IMG Breakfast event. Joining him was our very own Moeketsi Seboko.

Bruma office closing down

It has been announced that the South African Visa Facilitation Centre (VFS) located in Bruma, East Johannesburg, will temporarily relocate to the Kensington Bowling Club from 5 March 2018 until 30 March 2018 after which it will close indefinitely. The last day of submission at the VFS in Bruma is 2 March 2018.

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Zimbabwean Exemption Permint (ZEP) Extensions – Closed 15 February 2018

The final extension of ZEP applications provided by the Department of Home Affairs, closed on 15 February 2018. This extension allowed Zimbabweans who held the initial ZSP’s to submit any/all supportive documentation and outstanding payments pertaining to their extension applications.

South African Police Clearance Certificates now done via VFS centres in South Africa

It has been confirmed and tested that applicants are now able to perform their South African fingerprint checks via the South African Visa Facilitation Centre’s (VFS) biometric system. Accordingly, physical South African Police Clearance Certificates are no longer required nor accepted for an application submitted within South Africa.

Media statement on the extension of the closing date for the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP)

The Department of Home Affairs has extended the closing date for payments and submission of supporting documents and biometrics for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP), until 15 February 2018. The cut-off date was initially 30 November 2017 and was extended to 31 January 2018 in the hope that all those who had applied online […]

How to Fill SA’s Immediate Skills Gap

A new report compiled by expatriate solutions provider Xpatweb, “Critical Skills Survey Results 2017”, confirms that local companies are hard pressed to find the right expertise to achieve their corporate goals.

Critical Skills Survey Results 2017