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  1. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello, First time on this forum and looking for some advice. I am looking to immigrate to SA and would like to apply for a Critical Skills Visa as I understand that is the best route, if possible. My issue is I currently work as an IT manager in London, with over 14 years experience in the...
  2. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Dear All, First off, I would like to thank you for the forums. I have been in the collecting documentation over the past month for the imminent application submission, which will be tomorrow, and everyone has been a great source of information. I would just like to run our Cover Letters past...
  3. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi, I am currently in possession of a Temp Residency Permit and have done so for almost 8 years. I would like to now apply for my Permanent. I have not worked in my time here however I would like to start employment in the next year. Question: Can I work with a Spousal Permanent Residence...
  4. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi all I wanted to create this thread for us all to share resources regarding companies and people that speed up police clearances. Too often an application requires an SA police clearance and these take at least a month to obtain, if not much longer in some cases, especially if there is a...
  5. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi I have a critical skill visa valid until 2019 but my company is closing end April and I have received a new offer from another employer wanting me to start in 30 days for the same position in the same category. The problem is current permit has the name of current employer. Is there anyone...
  6. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi expatriates, 1. anybody applied for South African critical skills visa lately? What's the average time before getting the decision? I know it's written 8 weeks, but are there any chance of less than 8 weeks or it will rather 8 weeks or longer always? 2. Also, if anyone knows, do...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Am I a British Citizen? My Mother was born on 12 July 1949 in South Africa to her UK-born British father, so she is British. I was born in 1986 in South Africa. Due to South Africa having been a colony, and some sort of British territory up and till 1961 and my Mother being born in 1949, does...
  8. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello Everybody, I want to apply for critical skills visa in 2/3 days. Questions : 1 . How much do i need to pay ? Can I pay by cash or DD is required ? If DD, what name to be printed on DD ? 2 . I read somewhere that Repatriation fees of 40000 also needs to be paid ? Is it right ? It is...
  9. Articles: Africa
    Finding a place to stay is top of the list for expats when they move to a new country and many rent but they are still facing higher costs in some parts of the world, according to the latest global index. People sent abroad for a fixed period, for example, may have their rent paid by their...
  10. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi there, Please can all you helpful people look through my checklist for Spousal Visa. My husband is British. I am applying only for myself : our 2 children have UK passports. I am applying from South Africa, and a couple of months ago a courier vehicle carrying hundreds original passports...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Good day, Thank you in advance for the replies. We are currently in South Africa but were trying to get everything together for our big move to the UK which we hope to do in the next half a year or so. I just wanted to get some feedback on how someone else went about it and what difficulties...
  12. Articles: Africa
    More South African expats are being tempted to return home by highly skilled jobs especially in engineering, finance, medicine and construction, recruitment experts suggest. Overall more than 400,000 white expat South Africans have returned since many left due to the financial crisis in 2009...
  13. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello all, I searched the forum and I felt like there were other threads that almost addressed my question but was more directed at spousal visitor VISA renewal. I currently hold a charitable persons VISA (visitors 3 year VISA) and it expires in November. I want to apply for another 3 years. Am...
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi everyone, I've been browsing this site for a while and been back and forth between forums. I've noticed that every other forum has an introduce yourself section, so im hoping to create one for expats in South Africa. :) Please feel free to post a short something about yourself. Here...
  15. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello there, I'm trying to get an appointment for a PR Application but I'm having some problems. I've filled the whole form and I've arrive to the page where you have a calendar. Don't know why, i can't see the timeslots. I've gone until Dec'2015, i've clicked over the dates and days, etc. So...
  16. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Are there any South Africans in Portugal that managed to get a work permit? What is the process from South Africa? Will it be possible to start a company or branch in Portugal (existing business in SA) and then get a work permit or do you need a work permit first before you can create the...
  17. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    My apologies if any of my questions have been answered before. I am a 50 year old semi-retired man from South Africa. My wife and I, with our 2 adult children with their partners are planning to move to the Algarve. Here are a few questions that I am struggling with and any help will be...
  18. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi Everyone I am from South Africa and I will be here in Dubai till the 2nd of April. I left S.A in December and I couldn't apply for a Schengen VISA as a result of the 3 month rule (trip to Europe is only in Mid -April). I see on the VFS visa website it says an applicant must also submit a...
  19. Other Europe
    Hi everyone, So my fiance will be applying to study in the Netherlands and if she does get in, she will be starting end of August. I plan on joining her there and hence have a couple of questions. We are very excited about possible moving over but have a couple of questions/concerns we aren't...
  20. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hey everybody, my name is Werner and I'm an alcoho...oh wait wrong meeting :D My name is Werner though, and my wife and I are planning to move to the UK. We need some help though, as the way forward seems a little unclear at this stage. A little info on our circumstances: My wife's...
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