Transcript copy of Minister Naledi Pandor's comments during the Home Affairs weekly media briefing 26 September 2013Please note an update from Home Affairs:
The processing of both permanent and temporary residence applications is to be improved as it has slowed down again despite a steady flow of work during the beginning of the year. The Minister of Home Affairs, Naledi Pandor, assures us that the backlog of permanent residence applications should be completed by December 2013. She has put a project in place whereby she has mandated a task team to eradicate this backlog by December 2013 and she physically checks up on their progress therefore one hopes that these efforts will yield results and there will be no more backlogs and an application for permanent residence would revert back to the normal processing time of at least 3 to 6 months. With the implementation of the new Immigration Act and Regulations, which the Minister anticipates to be sooner rather than later, one hopes the beginning of the year will be a better experience for all at the Department of Home Affairs.
she applied by herself and we always apply to pietermaritzburg since we are here in KZN.did she apply via herself or an agent?
which office was at?
Yes, this site is 100% legit and currently up to date.I'm almost up for my PR now and have been on South African immigration information and they give all the details on what you need to prepare to submit your own stuff, even downloaded the forms. Is this site legit?
Honestly I must have got 4 different answers from 4 people at the same Home Affairs number. I'ts ridiculous.
Thanks for the quick reply.I'm not 100% sure what you are explaining, but if you received PR on the basis of your relationship, this is a concern as you have to prove this again to Home Affairs in 2 years time.
Are you divorced on paper yet?
Are your children South African? If yes, you can re-apply for PR through them.