Visas requirements for holders of British Official and Diplomatic Passports holders.

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Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs published on 25 September 2014 We would also like to take this opportunity to update South Africans on visa requirements for holders of British Official and Diplomatic Passports. As from the first of September 2014, the department began implementation of visa requirements to British Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders. […]


Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs; ZSP implementation.

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Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Gigaba, in relation to the implementation of the Zimbabwean Special Permit on 25 September 2014 Published: 25 September 2014 Good morning to everyone. On the 12th of August, 2014, I announced the establishment of the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) of 2014 allowing Zimbabwean holders of this special […]


Extension of new immigration regulation for Unabridged birth certificate until 1 June 2015

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Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Gigaba MP, in relation to the implementation of new immigration regulations on 16 September 2014 in Cape Town Published: 16 September 2014 I would like to thank you all for your presence today as we make certain announcements with regard to the implementation of the new […]


MEDIA STATEMENT ON THE LINDELA DEPORTATION FACILITY RULING

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Published: 29 August 2014 The Department of Home Affairs has noted the judgement delivered by the South Gauteng High Court on the detention of illegal foreigners at the Lindela Deportation Facility. The Department is studying the judgement and will, if necessary, comment further on this matter once it has decided on a way forward. As […]


THE DISCONTINUATION OF TEMPORARY PASSPORTS

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Published: 21 August 2014  The Department of Home Affairs announced that it will discontinue the issuance of Temporary Passports as of 01 September 2014. A Temporary Passport was initially issued as an interim travel document due to longer turn-around times taken to issue a Permanent Tourist Passport valid for ten years. This turn-around time has […]


HOME AFFAIRS WELCOMES SENTENCING OF FORMER OFFICIAL

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Details Published: 19 August 2014 The Department of Home Affairs welcomes the conviction and sentence handed out to Sanele Zungu, a former Senior Admin Officer based at the Melmoth Local Office, KwaZulu-Natal. She was arrested following a joint sting operation by SAPS and Home Affairs investigators and subsequently found guilty of selling birth certificates. On […]


Zimbabwean Special Dispensation Permit Extension

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In April 2009, the Cabinet of the Republic of South Africa approved the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project – or ‘DZP’ – allowing Zimbabwean holders of this special permit to work, conduct business and study in South Africa.


Home Affairs welcomes Western Cape High Court judgment

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Details Published: 04 August 2014  The Department of Home Affairs has welcomed today’s judgment by the Western Cape High Court on the matter relating to the search and seizure of documents at the offices of Craig Smith and Associates. According to the Department, the search had been executed to seize documents supporting allegations of fraud […]


Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba to officially launch Visa Facilitation centres

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Published: 10 July 2014  Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will on Monday, 14 July 2014, officially launch the Visa and Permit Facilitation Centres in Johannesburg. The Department of Home Affairs has appointed Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) Global to facilitate the application, extension, renewal or change of visas and permits for non-South Africans. Eleven centres have […]


Grace period given By Home Affairs

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The Department of Home Affairs have extended the date for the requirement of an unabridged birth certificate to accompany a parents while traveling. Published: 10 June 2014 by the department of home affairs 10 June 2014 Pretoria – The Department of Home Affairs has provided a grace period to allow children to travel with parents […]