Entries by Marisa Jacobs

Radio interview: Marisa Jacobs on SAFM

Managing Director of Xpatweb, Marisa Jacobs, was interviewed on how employers can obtain a work Visa for a foreign skilled employee. Should you have missed the interview please feel free to listen to it below. Part 1: http://roiafrica.videophill.com/clips/0a4fd33274114fc09dac3cf92a8d3e18.mp3 Part 2: http://roiafrica.videophill.com/clips/b8f490c9557f40f88155db0666f3b9dc.mp3   Time aired: 07/27/2017 at 2:50PM

Renewing general work visas challenging in South Africa

General work visas are proving virtually impossible to renew, since the implementation of the current immigration laws on 26 May 2014, when the Department of Labour took on a more significant role in the process. Holders of general work visas, the most commonly sought visa for foreign professionals working and living in South Africa are […]


Following the cabinet approval of the Department of Home Affairs’ White Paper regarding the targets to be met by 2063 of South Africa’s migration and immigration status, South African citizens who wish to travel abroad for more than three (3) months will soon be required to register with the Government.

Permanent Residency Applications Submitted prior to June 2014 – to be re-submitted electronically BEFORE END JUNE 2017

The Department of Home Affairs established that they do not have 4 616 Permanent Residency applications that were submitted prior to June 2014 on file, as per the source of their Track and Trace system. A solution pertaining to the above has been provided by the Department, whereby any individual who applied for Permanent Residence prior […]


A NOTABLE APPOINTMENT: HLENGIWE MKHIZE Mkhize has been a vocal telecoms deputy minister and has championed the participation of more women in the ICT sector. The SA Communications Forum congratulated Mkhize on her new appointment. “As we deepen our advance into the fourth industrial revolution, all aspects of government must be digitised more rapidly. Minister […]

The long awaited Permanent Residence for Graduates finalised

The Department of Home Affairs yesterday published the following Directive signed by the Minister of Home Affairs. The Directive grants the below waivers in respect of applications made by foreign graduates who studied at South African tertiary institutions towards degrees in the areas of critical skills.