Updated Process For Applications For Id’s And Naturalisation Via Permanent Residency

Updated Process For Applications For ID’s And Naturalisation Via Permanent Residency

On 9th September, the department of Home Affairs issued a Directive updating the process of the verification of Permanent Residency Permits for the purpose of applying for an ID or Citizenship by Naturalisation.

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What South Africans Lose When Adopting Foreign Citizenship

Anyone who acquires citizenship in another country will automatically lose their South African citizenship. This includes all rights and privileges associated with being a South African citizen, including losing your right to a South African passport, one’s right to vote, etc.

Bitter Sweet Update Directive allowing Expatriates with Pending Visas to remain in country gets extended to 31 March 2023

The Department of Home Affairs has released an updated Directive extending all visas for foreign nationals currently in South Africa, whose visas have expired but have a pending visa or waiver application, until 31 March 2023.

Zimbabwe Visa Update The Minister And Xpatweb Speaks On 702

Zimbabwe Visa Update – The Minister And Xpatweb Speaks On 702

Aubrey Masango hosted last night on Radio 702 the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, as well as Marisa Jacobs, the Managing Director of Xpatweb; South Africa’s leading specialist work visa provider.

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Withdrawal of Centralised Adjudication

During 2021 the Department of Home Affairs conducted an investigation at South African Embassies and Consulates around in countries abroad and found alarming inconsistencies with regards to the adjudication of applications.

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Last Chance Extensions For Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) Holders

On 25 November 2021, the Cabinet has announced that no further concession will be allowed and as such ZEP holders will no longer be able to extend their permits in terms of this special dispensation. The Department of Home Affairs have granted a 12-month grace period from the current ZEP expiry to allow permit holder […]

Highest Response Rate Expected For 2022 Critical Skills Survey, Driven By Growing Skills Demand

Highest Response Rate Expected For 2022 Critical Skills Survey, Driven By Growing Skills Demand

The government’s official Critical Skills List was fully released in February this year and, already, an adjusted list was published earlier this month. However, employers cannot afford to become complacent.

Changes In The Previous Flexibility Afforded To Passport Applications And Collections For South Africans

Changes In The Previous Flexibility Afforded To Passport Applications And Collections For South Africans

On 11 August 2022, the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi announced a massive change for passports in South Africa.

Dire Consequences For Non-Compliant Companies

Dire Consequences For Non-Compliant Companies

A recent article by News24 reported on the arrest of two farmers with 39 undocumented Mozambican nationals on their premises. Both farmers are currently being held in custody on 18 charges, including human trafficking, and have again been denied bail at their hearing earlier this week. The decision is currently under appeal.

More Skills Added To The Critical Skills List

The Department of Home Affairs has gazetted a revised Critical Skills List on the 2nd of August, which sees the addition of 39 new occupations subsequent to the publication of the Critical Skills List in February 2022.