Department of Home Affairs Confirms Visa Backlog Has Increased to over 74 000, but Xpatweb says they see improvement
SA continues to face a critical skills crisis, but Xpatweb’s Critical Skills Survey could be key in mitigating this crisis.
Critical Skills Crisis Exacerbated by DHA Challenges, But Hope Is on the Horizon as key updates to SA’s immigration legislation could come soon.
Work visa applications have become tricky to navigate due to various issues within the DHA. But there are ways to navigate these roadblocks.
Businesses looking to hire talent from outside South Africa are optimistic about the department of home affairs introduction of a Trusted Employer Scheme to make the process easier, but are frustrated by current backlogs in the work visa system.
Updates to the South African immigration sphere, including the new visa concession, continued backlog worries, and the extension of the validity of Zimbabwean Exemption permits have left many businesses and foreign nationals uncertain about how best to navigate the visa application process.
The delays for foreign nationals getting their visas are well-known due to the Department of Home Affairs backlog. But what are your options when you sit with a poor Home Affairs decision and where your visa was rejected for no good reason?
On 8 June 2023, the Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, announced the extension of the validity of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEP) to 31 December 2023. This welcomed decision provides some relief for nearly 180,000 ZEP holders whose futures remained unclear but a few days ago.
Standard Bank held a virtual conversation for its clients with Marisa Jacobs (Managing Director of Xpatweb) and Michelle Munemo (Head of International Diaspora Clients at Standard Bank of South Africa) earlier in May on the topic of “Navigating South Africa’s Immigration Landscape”.
Living in Portugal is the dream for many South Africans, and those wishing to make this dream a reality often opted to apply for a golden visa. According to Henley & Partners, a leading global investment migration firm, a golden visa grants approved applicants’ full residence rights in exchange for a defined economic contribution to […]
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In the News
- Department of Home Affairs Confirms Visa Backlog Has Increased to over 74 000, but Xpatweb says they see improvement
- The Critical Skills Crisis – A Problem Mitigated by Data-Driven Evidence
- Critical Skills Crisis Exacerbated by DHA Challenges, But Hope Is on the Horizon
- Work Visa Roadblocks Cause Frustration Amid Critical Skills Crisis
- Business Welcome New Work Visa Scheme