Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders should take advantage of the 6-month extension granted by the South African government to apply for a mainstream visa or exemption.
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A +33% global net employment outlook is being tempered by the highest levels of worldwide talent shortages in 16 years. This is according to the ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey for Q3, 2022.
The Department of Home Affairs (“DHA”) granted a final extension to 30 June 2023 for all individuals holding a Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (“ZEP”). The minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, reiterated the point that the exemption will not be extended again, and this provides an opportunity for employers to retain their Zimbabwean employees legally.
It’s Never Been Easier to Submit a Visa Application!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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