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  1. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi there, I am hoping to spend time on a more permanent basis in SA, while continuing to work remotely for my UK company. I appreciate there are tax implications. If I was to do 6 weeks on, 2 weeks back in the UK, would i avoid the visa limits, given it would be less than 90 days, and would i...
  2. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi All, Please can anyone tell me if they have received their long term visitors visa application submitted this year in June 2022. If anyone received any kind of visa application decision this year, please let me know , because it has taken so long now.
  3. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I am will be on a Critical visa shortly, and have more than 5 years experience. So I should be able to apply for Permanent residency based upon that. My question is can I apply for permanent residency of my dependents (wife and kids) at the same time as I apply for my PR. Or I need to get...
  4. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I am currently on ICT Visa and planning to apply for a critical skill visa with the same orgnisation. Has anyone done it successfully recently ? could you share or guide (on format, details to include) for proving knowledge transfer was actually done to a SA citizen or PR holder ? Date...
  5. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I am currently working as a Solution Architect in South Africa on an ICT Visa and planning to apply for a Critical Skill Visa (2022 List). Have got the SAQA and CSA from IITPSA verification done and approved for (Software Developer, Application Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Applications...
  6. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I have a valid critical skills visa, but I have a new offer from a new company. Can I start work with the new company while I’ve submitted my change of conditions on my visa and still waiting for a new critical skills visa? This is urgent because it’s a great job and I don’t think they have...
  7. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Good day. I applied for a PhD holder Critical Skills Visa in South Africa and received it early this year. However, under the section "Critical skill'' my visa is written "PhD Holder," and then under the section ''Company'' they wrote the name of the University where I did my PhD studies. I...
  8. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    My fiancee is attempting to travel to the United States using a tourist visa. Initially, because of the travel ban, we were going to go to the Bahamas, where travel was allowed, in order to quarantine there for 14 days. We were told by the airline we were flying through that the US has revoked...
  9. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hey everyone, I finally received my PRP (hoorrayy) and would like to apply for an ID ASAP. Does anyone know whether Home Affairs is accepting new ID applications for PR holders under the current level 1 lockdown? Could I also please get a brief guideline of what documents I need to apply? The...
  10. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello, I am a student who graduated from a South African tertiary institution last year and I am very keen on applying for a PRP with a student waiver. However, since the PRP applications have long processing times, I would like to apply for a critical skills visa a month after submitting my...
  11. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi there, I wonder if someone can help, I am an IT Manager and have been for over 7 years, with plenty of management and hands-on experience. I am looking to apply for a CSV for South Africa. I have been told by an agent who I enquired through that although I am an IT manager I should still be...
  12. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    I hold a critical skills visa that is valid for 5 years and specifies that I need to work as <designation> with company <ABC>. I came to South Africa 2 month back and still waiting interview calls from my company <ABC>. Now I have decided to start searching job by own. My question is if any...
  13. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi Expats, Just needed a clarity around the below:- I have currently a CSV for 5 years with a company X bounded to it. Date of issue is April 2018 and is valid to April 2023. I just got a better job offer from company Y and i would like to consider this option. I have also recently applied for...
  14. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    hi all, I am currently a operating cabin crew, i hold a south african passport, to get my UK Visa i could require me to surrender my passport for afew weeks, unfortunately i can not as i need my passport to work, can anyone help me with recommendations with how to proceed?
  15. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi everyone I’m just wondering how soon can I apply for my work permit renewal. Is there specific time limit? My visa expiring next year, in 2019, so how long before it expires can I renew it. I know on VFS website it says atleast 60 days prior expiry date, but can I apply a year ahead? Did...
  16. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello All, I applied for my SA Temporary resident:Work visa on June 06, 2017 at the VFS center and till today I have not received my Visa despite the passage of 10 weeks time and now 11 week has started. Does anybody has idea how much time does it actually takes? :clock::clock: I have contacted...
  17. Germany Expat Forum for Expats Living in Germany
    Hi Everyone I am looking for some advice or thoughts on whether my husband can apply for a German Passport. He was born and lives in South Africa. His father also lives and was born in South Africa. His grandfather (father's father) was born in Germany and moved to South Africa, however he...
  18. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hey everyone, I am currently living in the U.S., and have a work offer from South Africa. I am planning to apply for a work permit at the LA consulate, and in the list of requirements is the Department of Labour certificate. My question is, can I apply for this DOL certificate at the...
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi As a NZ citizen I now need a visa to visit South Africa. As tickets are expensive I'd like to buy mine as early as possible for a visit in October. But according to the official website I can't do this before 4 or 5 weeks (contradictory info on the same website) of the interview. Would like...
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