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As a visitor to South Africa, accepting an invitation to a braai is one of the best ways to experience a laid-back meal.

CNN has compiled a very nice article about how BBQ brings South Africans together. Is is worth to read and to learn something about South African braai culture. Read the full article here: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/17/travel/south-africa-braai/

When you have you been to a braai last time? Let us know and take a moment to leave your comments or thoughts below.

Have a great day... Claus

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Good Day Everyone…

India, one of South Africa’s biggest and fastest growing inbound tourism markets, now has just one dedicated visa official handling applications for the entire country. This official is based in Mumbai – there are no visa officials in Delhi.

This is according to sources on the ground who estimate the backlog of visas applications to be around 850 – which puts us about a month behind. Read the full article here: http://www.eturbonews.com/44863/visa-shambles-costs-south-africa-millions-lost-revenue

For our fans from India we have created some interesting blog post "South Africa Work Permit from India".

This page provides information on obtaining a South Africa work permit from India and answer some of the most common questions. Check it out here: http://www.intergate-immigration.com/blog/south-africa-work-permit-from-india/

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Good Day Everyone…

As you might know the South African immigration regulations are going to change soon.

The Department of Home Affairs has contracted an external company (VFS Global) to open visa application centres (VAC) across South Africa.

That means that in future foreign nationals have to appear in person at VFS centres to submit their applications and biometric data. They will no longer submit their applications to the regional offices of the Department of Home Affairs.

The new VACs will open in Cape Town, Durban, George, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Mangaung, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg and Pretoria.

There will be slow processing times in the early days of adoption, for that reason businesses and foreign nationals should anticipate delays and challenges during the implementation phase.  

If you want to learn more about the upcoming changes in South African immigration, please feel free to contact me on Google+.

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Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening - depending on what side of the globe you are on!

Today we have some important news for you:

1.) Foreign nationals in South Africa who apply for a stay permit will be expected to remain in South Africa until the application is processed. Foreign nationals with pending applications whose existing permits have not expired will continue to be able to travel while the existing permit remains valid. Previously (under Directive 43 of 2010), the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) permitted a foreign national applicant to re-enter South Africa if he or she had been issued a filing receipt in respect to a pending stay permit application. Directive 43 has been repealed effective immediately.

2.) Foreigners could face being excluded from South Africa for two and 10 years if they try to travel here without a valid visa due to the withdrawal of directive 43 of 2010. Overstaying a visa by 30 days will, according to the draft regulations, result in foreigners being declared undesirable for two years; 60 days would result in a three-year ban; and 90 days in a 10-year exclusion from the country.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us on Facebook.

Job Opening at Intergate / Incompass

We have a number of vacancies within the Intergate / Incompass group we would like to share with you and please feel free to pass them along to any friends you may think are suitable. Get more info at http://www.intergate-immigration.com/blog/job-opening-intergate-incompass/

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The simple pleasure of riding a motorbike. #rideafrica

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50 Photos of Cape Town that will make you want to live in the Mother City
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I think we can agree that Cape Town is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, and to celebrate this fact we’ve rounded up 50 photos of Cape Town that best represent the pretty city’s people, scenes and landscapes. 50. Truth Coffee This “steampunk” coffee shop on Buitenkant Street
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Good Day Everyone…

Some good news: South Africa tourism stats hit record high in December 2013.

The United Kingdom, the US and Germany were among the 10 leading overseas countries visiting South Africa in December 2013. Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana led the list of the top 10 African countries visiting South Africa.

The SA Government News Agency reported that a total of 937.792 tourists visited South Africa during December 2013, making it the highest ever recorded number of tourists in the country in any one month.

So with this it might be a good idea to invest into tourism. One recent example is Sir Richard Branson: He is about to become the new owner of the centuries-old Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard in Franschhoek, South Africa.

Are you planning to buy property in South Africa? Discover the best way to buy real estate in South Africa. Learn how it works and how to get the best deal. We will show you the way!

Download our FREE Download South African Real Estate Guide at http://www.real-estate-south-africa.org/ or simply message me on Facebook.

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New South African Permanent Residency Process

Yes as you can see from the picture we have a new process in place for Permanent Residency Holders.

What's the change?

Those who hold permanent residency already will be aware that when it was issued you received a “stamp' in your passport, known as an endorsement. This will no longer be the case and no endorsement will be issued from now on.

What will be given instead of the endorsement?

You will get nothing else instead, but will now only receive your permanent residency certificate.

What do I need to aware of?

When you now travel outside of South Africa you will need to take with you your permanent residency certificate.

What if I currently have an endorsement (stamp) in my passport?

This change has been brought about, as you can see from the picture, with no notice and further no explanation. Therefore to give you a 100% correct answer is not possible.

There are however only 2 scenarios:

1. They do not let you back into South Africa without it
2. They do let you in.

Prudence dictates that with this lack of information you should take it with you.

What else can I do other than carry the certificate?

If you have your South African ID book you can use this, if not we strongly suggest you apply for one. Carrying a certificate is a little impractical in terms of its robustness and the consequences of losing it not good – you will need to reapply for it and who knows who long this may take.

Can Intergate Immigration help with ID book applications?

Sorry no. All ID book applications must be made in person.

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It is Friday…

It has been a busy week in South Africa. The awaited changes in immigration regulations have not put in place this week.

What else has happened? Please find some articles we found worth to read below.

- What immigrants think of the upcoming South African elections - http://bit.ly/1mIaFt9

- South African Immigration Regulation Revision on the Horizon - http://bit.ly/PwwXCY

- Zimbabwe: South Africa to Implement Tough Permit Application Process - http://bit.ly/1jJOumr

- What Every American Needs to Know Before Flying to South Africa - http://bit.ly/1mPrLs2

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Best regards from a sunny Cape Town... Claus

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INTERGATE IMMIGRATION SERVICE offers the most comprehensive immigration service for individuals and companies looking to relocate to South Africa and other Sub Saharan Countries as well as a worldwide visa services. Contact me for more info about Immigration to South Africa. More info at http://www.intergate-immigration.com

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