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Please visit the website: for all the information you may require Summary of Changes to the Immigration Regulations, 2014 under Government Gazette no 37679 in terms of section 7 of the Immigration Act no 13 of 2002, published on 26 May 2014. Note: In the new regulations the word Permit is replaced by the word Visa . Permanent Residence permit will remain the same. This distinction is made to make a clear distinction between short-stay visas and long-stay permanent residence permits. Applying for a Visitor's Visa Who will qualify for a Visitor's DHA fee VFS fee Regulation 11(1) Documents Required Visa? R R. A Visitor's Visa is Duly completed online form. Applicants are requested to get original documents for verification visit to family or friends 1 issued for a while submitting photocopies for any visa / permit category. and Tourism purposes period no longer Original passport. Business purpose than three Spouse to join a spouse months. Copies of passport and previous visas.

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1 Please visit the website: for all the information you may require Summary of Changes to the Immigration Regulations, 2014 under Government Gazette no 37679 in terms of section 7 of the Immigration Act no 13 of 2002, published on 26 May 2014. Note: In the new regulations the word Permit is replaced by the word Visa . Permanent Residence permit will remain the same. This distinction is made to make a clear distinction between short-stay visas and long-stay permanent residence permits. Applying for a Visitor's Visa Who will qualify for a Visitor's DHA fee VFS fee Regulation 11(1) Documents Required Visa? R R. A Visitor's Visa is Duly completed online form. Applicants are requested to get original documents for verification visit to family or friends 1 issued for a while submitting photocopies for any visa / permit category. and Tourism purposes period no longer Original passport. Business purpose than three Spouse to join a spouse months. Copies of passport and previous visas.

2 Who is in South Africa on Original Bank payment / Electronic Fund Transfer receipt for each applicant. a work or study permit A Visitor's Visa is Original and Copy of Bank Receipt per applicant in case of Repatriation / Bank Guarantee paid into Children to join parents applied for at the the Department of Home Affairs' account. who are in South Africa South African Appointment letter. on work or study permits Embassy or Passport valid for no fewer than 30 calendar days after the end of the intended visit . A passport Fianc e/ fianc to join his Mission abroad. An or her partner with the copy is required while submitting the application. applicant can apply intention of marrying for a renewal or A medical report. within 90 days change of A radiological report. Study purposes (max conditions on an Full birth certificate in respect of each dependent child. stay 3-months). existing visa Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition Research subject to the thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable).

3 Postdocs may apply for decision by the Critical Skills visas; or The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable as well Department of Postdocs may also apply Home Affairs to as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities for a visitor's visa grant the visa or are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship. endorsed for research up permit at a Visa & Proof of a union recognised in terms of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act no. until a period no longer Permit Facilitation 120 of 1998), where applicable. than three years. Centre close to the Life Partner Divorce decree, where applicable. applicant's Conferences residence. Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable. Work in the production of Legal separation order, where applicable. a movie or show ( in A Visitor's Visa is a Police clearance certificates in respect of applicants 18 years and older, in respect of all countries the entertainment document that where person resided one year or longer.)

4 Industry). gives travellers A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act. Medical purpose permission to enter An employment offer, where applicable. Sports Events South Africa on a Elective students Proof of registration of the business with CIPC and proof of registration with SARS, where temporary basis Visiting students applicable. Proof of provisional acceptance from an Educational Institution, where applicable. Block students Please visit the website: for all the information you may require Applying for a Renewal or change of conditions of a Visitor's Visa Regulation 11 Who will qualify for renewal or change of DHA VFS fee Section 11(6) Document Required conditions on a Visitor's Visa? fee R. R. An applicant can In respect of the renewal of a visitor's visa for a period not exceeding three months: Please note: 0 1 apply for a renewal No change of status or renewal of an or change of Passport valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended visit .

5 Individual's status will be done in South conditions on an A statement or documentation detailing the purpose and duration of the visit . Africa. existing visa Proof of a valid return or onward ticket or sufficient financial means to purchase subject to the such ticket or to facilitate the return of the applicant. Only if there is a life-saving need; or if Proof of sufficient financial means. decision by the An accompanying spouse wants to Department of In respect of the renewal of a visitor's visa for a period exceeding three months: study or work. Home Affairs to Passport valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended visit . grant the visa or A medical report. permit at a Visa & A radiological report. Permit Facilitation Proof of a valid return or onward ticket or sufficient financial means to purchase Centre close to the such ticket or to facilitate the return of the applicant. applicant's Proof of sufficient financial means. residence. In respect of an application by a person who is the spouse or dependent child of the holder of a visa issued in terms of section 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20 or 22 of the Act, a certified copy of such holder's visa and a written undertaking of financial responsibility for the applicant: In respect of a teacher at an international school, a contract of employment signed by the employer and the applicant and a written undertaking of financial responsibility for the applicant.

6 In respect of a person involved in the production of a film or advertisement in South Africa, documentation confirming such production and the duration thereof. In respect of a foreign journalist seconded to South Africa by a foreign news agency, documentation confirming such secondment and the duration thereof. In respect of a visiting professor or lecturer, an invitation from the host in South Africa. In respect of artists who wish to write, paint or sculpt, documentation confirming the activity to be undertaken and the duration thereof. In respect of a person involved in the entertainment industry who are travelling through South Africa to perform, confirmation thereof by the host in South Africa. In respect of a tour leader or host of a tour, a contract of employment signed by the employer and the applicant and a written undertaking of financial responsibility for the applicant. In respect of a foreigner who is required to stay in the Republic in order to testify as a state witness in a criminal court case, a written request signed by the Provincial Police Commissioner.

7 Please visit the website: for all the information you may require Applying for a Critical Skills Visa Who will qualify for a DHA fee VFS fee Regulation 11 Documents Required Critical Skills Visa? R R. Critical Skills Visa Duly completed online form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by the Department of Home Please note that an applicant 1 1 applications can be Affairs. must ensure he/ she falls made at any Visa under the Critical Skills Applicants are requested to get original documents for verification while submitting photocopies for Facilitation Centre category before applying for in South Africa. any visa / permit category. a visa or permit. Please note that an Original passport. applicant must Copies of passport and previous visas. If postdoctoral fellows on ensure he/she falls Original Bank payment / Electronic Fund Transfer receipt for each applicant. Visitor's Visas are endorsed under the Critical Original and Copy of Bank Receipt per applicant in case of Repatriation / Bank Guarantee paid into for research and are made Skills category an offer for work, they may the Department of Home Affairs' account.

8 Before applying for apply for a Critical Skills visa, a visa or permit. Appointment letter. but not in South Africa. Passport valid for no less than 30 calendar days after expiry of the intended visit . A medical report. In the event that a Critical A radiological report. Skills visa is obtained outside Unabridged birth certificate. South Africa, postdocs can Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition do research in South Africa. thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable). The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship. Proof of a union recognised in terms of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No.)

9 120 of 1998), where applicable. Divorce decree, where applicable. Proof of court order awarding custody, where applicable. Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable. Written consent from both parents or sole custody parent, where applicable, with proof of sole custody. Proof of legal adoption where applicable. Legal separation order, where applicable. Police clearance certificates in respect of applicants 18 years and older, in respect of all countries where person resided one year or longer since having attained the age of 18. A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act. A written undertaking by the employer accepting responsibility for the costs related to the deportation of the applicant and his or her dependent family members, should it become necessary. Please visit the website: for all the information you may require Applying for a Critical Skills Visa (continued). Who will qualify for a DHA fee VFS fee Regulation 11 Documents Required Critical Skills Visa?

10 R R. Critical Skills Visa A written undertaking by the employer to ensure that the passport of his or her employee is valid at Please note that an applicant 1 1 (continued) all times for the duration of his or her employment. must ensure he/ she falls under the Critical Skills Proof that the applicant falls within the critical skills category. category before applying for A written confirmation from the accredited professional body, council or board recognised by the a visa or permit. South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) in terms of section 13(2)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No 67 of 2008), or any relevant government Department confirming the skills or qualifications of the applicant and appropriate post qualification experience. If required by law, proof of application for a certificate of registration with the relevant accredited professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(2)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No 67 of 2008).


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