2024 – UPDATE ON BACKLOG IN PROCESSING OF VISA AND PERMANENT RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS

A recently leaked memo originating from the state attorney’s office and addressed to the Department of Home Affairs, sheds light on the concerning state of the Department’s visa backlog.  The backlog has surged to an alarming figure of more than 95 000 pending applications. The memo underscores potential repercussions of this backlog, as highlighted by […]

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CONSTITUTIONAL COURT JUDGMENT REGARDING VISAS FOR FOREIGN NATIONAL PARENTS WITH SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDREN

On 4 December 2023 the Constitution Court ruled that the Immigration Act was inconsistent with the Constitution and that it infringed on foreign national parents of South African children’s right to human dignity. The Judgment goes further to rule that a foreign national parent of a South African child should be allowed to work in […]

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NEW DIRECTIVES REGARDING EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ZEP AND LEP PERMITS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS

On 4 November 2023 the Department of Home Affairs have published new directives regarding the extension of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits and Lesotho Exemption Permits outlining certain exemptions granted to holders of such permits. Please click here for more information regarding the extension of LEP permits. Please click here for more information regarding the extension of […]

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