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Old 29th July 2019, 10:03 AM
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She tried to leave the country, that's what got her banned. As long you stay in the country until you get the VFS out come, you are safe. When the VFS outcome is negative, you are given 10 days to leave the country, ban free.
I might be wrong, but my understanding is that her application for extension/renewal was refused first and then she left within the permitted 10 day grace period, and she was still put into the undesirable name list at the airport.

Anyway, she won the appeal in the end and was delisted from the undesirable name list.

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Hi All.

...I have made the application on VFS for extension and noted it says extension should have been submitted not less than 60 days. My question is how strict are they with this requirement and will they receive it if I submit to VFS? Thanks in advance
Hi,

The nowaday practise is that as long as you submit your application for extension/renewal before the expiry date, VFS and DHA will take the application and process it.

I did it myself and I knew a few people did it, too. There was not any problem at all at VFS.

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Thank you so much.

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I called the VFS office and they said that my application is still in the process at the DHA

My visa is due to expire in a few weeks, but the lady on the phone told me that I can still stay in the country past my expiry date whilst I'm still waiting for the decision for the application. Is she correct?

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How long did you end up waiting in the end? We're in this same limbo at the moment.

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I called the VFS office and they said that my application is still in the process at the DHA [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG]

My visa is due to expire in a few weeks, but the lady on the phone told me that I can still stay in the country past my expiry date whilst I'm still waiting for the decision for the application. Is she correct?

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How long did you end up waiting in the end? We're in this same limbo at the moment.
It took over 4 months.

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Depending on how many years you've been married.

Plus you cannot change a visitors visa into a relatives visa in SA. You will have to go back to the UK to apply for it
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this rule has been recently amended... You're now allowed to change status from a visitors visa If your spouse holds a permanent resident or is South African.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this rule has been recently amended... You're now allowed to change status from a visitors visa If your spouse holds a permanent resident or is South African.
Yes, that comment was before the change.
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I suggest you apply for a Visitor visa Section 11(6), it is valid for 3 years while relative Visa is valid for only 2 years

With relative visa Application you have to submit proof of your spouse income which must be R8500.00 minimum per Month, Proof of spouse income is not a requirement for Visitor visa 11(6)

With Visitor Visa 11(6) you can request permission to work or conduct own business, that is not possible with relative visa

Your renewal application must be submitted at least 60 days before the current visa expire

You should add your child's birth Certificate to the application, it will add weight to your application, it proves that your relationship is genuine

Processing time for Permanent residence permit is between 8 Month to 24 Months, you must have a legal status in the country at all time

I am also using Visitor Visa 11(6)

Good day, Do you need to have an employment offer in order to apply for Visitor Visa 11(6) with permission to work? My wife and daughter are coming to SA and I'm currently holding a PRP. Can I apply for 11(6) for them ? My daughter was born here and has a birth certificate. My wife and I are married it's only been 1year.
Anyone's help will be much appreciated.

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Yes, that comment was before the change.
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Good day, Do you need to have an employment offer in order to apply for Visitor Visa 11(6) with permission to work? My wife and daughter are coming to SA and I'm currently holding a PRP. Can I apply for 11(6) for them ? My daughter was born here and has a birth certificate. My wife and I are married it's only been 1year.
Anyone's help will be much appreciated.
Check under documents for requirements on vfs.

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