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5 Tips for Helping with Employee Relocation

Getting the news of an international assignment will be exciting for any of your employees. 

There are a few things you can do as the employer to help an employee manage their stress.

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How to get a South African Passport

In September, the Department of Home Affairs announced how they are changing how to get a South African passport. It is an ambitious undertaking but it will enable South Africans to apply for passports at one of our local banks.

The Department have teamed up with most of South Africa’s major banks already. This month, the project was rolled out at selected Nedbank branches. It is expected that other banks will follow by 2016.

This plan expands Home Affairs’ footprint and will hopefully minimise queues at Home Affairs branches.

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Huge relief as SA relaxes visa rules

Cape Town - Cabinet's approval of the recommendations to relax South Africa's new visa regulations have been widely applauded by industry role players.

Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom on Friday announced that cabinet has approved recommendations from the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations.

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Tax Treatment of Non Residents South Africa

Income Tax

South Africa personal taxation is calculated on a residency based system. This means that no matter where the income comes from residents must pay tax.

That said, the tax system does allow for some exemptions for certain types of income and double taxation agreements are in place with many countries allowing credit for foreign taxes paid.

If the person is a Non South African resident, tax is only payable on their South African income.

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General Work Visa South Africa

A General Work Visa South Africa, is one of 5 types of work visa categories that you can make a work visa application under.

Unlike the others types of work visa, the general work visa requires that the employer has made every attempt to try to fill their vacant position with either a South African Citizen or permanent resident.

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South African Citizenship

Achieving South African citizenship, when immigrating to South Africa, is often a ‘three step’ process. An immigrant cannot simply apply for citizenship straight away but must first hold permanent residency.

As permanent residency can take up to 30 months (in some cases longer) to achieve, immigrants mainly first apply for temporary residency, whilst waiting for their permanent residency to be approved.

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Information on how to get South African citizenship, how to check if your South African citizenship is still valid.
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Retirement in Cape Town

If you are considering retiring to Cape Town, you can look forward to a retirement that only South Africa’s mother city can offer.

For our immigration clients, retirement abroad throws up a whole host of issues, choices and decisions. We realise that when it comes to retirement it is more important than ever to make sure your choices are correct.

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How to get a South African Passport

In September, the Department of Home Affairs announced how they are changing how to get a South African passport. It is an ambitious undertaking but it will enable South Africans to apply for passports at one of our local banks.

The Department have teamed up with most of South Africa’s major banks already. This month, the project was rolled out at selected Nedbank branches. It is expected that other banks will follow by 2016.


This plan expands Home Affairs’ footprint and will hopefully minimise queues at Home Affairs branches.

Read more here: http://goo.gl/ecKcZ4
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Who can apply for a business visa

A business visa in South Africa can be applied for by those seeking temporary and /or permanent residency in the Republic who wish to set up and run their own business. The business can be a start up, a purchased company or a partnership.

Please note if you are a corporate seeking to expand your operations into South Africa, a business visa is probably not the correct route. Rather you should view our information here on setting up an external company or branch.

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Currency Transfer To South Africa

Most foreign banks and currency specialists have little or no understanding of South Africa foreign exchange, understandably so as they are not South African based. So whilst their rate may seem attractive and their fees low this lack of knowledge could cause irreparable harm in later years.

Faced with these added complications and a desire to pay the least fees with the best currency exchange rate there are a few golden rules you should follow when sending money to South Africa:

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Property Finance options for South Africa

Obtaining the best advice and rates for property finance is a key element when purchasing property.

Just one small challenge for foreign purchasers is the differing descriptive terms such as a bond or mortgage, prime and access bonds. The main criteria for our foreign purchaser however remains obtaining the right advice, best interest rates and terms and conditions.

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South African Insurances

Arranging Insurance in South Africa is maybe not the first consideration (or the favourite one) for immigrants to South Africa, Insurance is however a very necessary one.

South Africa does not offer the same amount of state protection offered by many European countries and there is more emphasis on ensuring you have taken responsibility for your own South African insurance arrangements.

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francesco lupis
4 months ago
highlight: Integate staff are not lawyers so it is easy for the Embassy to refuse to deal with them as they are not under any obligation to deal with them as 'third parties'. useless service waste of money, they don't deal with the EMbassy, they wanna be poad upfront, please don't contact them for your deal with work permit and especially critical skills permit they are not lawyers, just the company is accredited, please be aware, these people are not professional and in my case they were very slowly and the result was the rejection of my critical skills permit, Theft, they said that the Embassy made a wrong decision! It s easy give faulth to the Embassy, go everywhere except to Intergate, I highly discourage to use this agency no lawyers work for them, plus they dont deal with the Embassy, so just papers collector
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Cervelli 76
5 months ago
Very Unprofessionaly they are looking to get advantages they are just paper's collector thanks to them my visa was rejected, stay away
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Carolyn Nickson
a year ago
For the past 6 years my husband and I have spent 5 months of each year at our home on the Western Cape. Prior to this year we have been able to travel to the Paarl Office of Home Affairs and carry out the necessary to extend our 90 day Visitors’ Visa. However last year new legislation was brought in and Home Affairs were no longer involved. The new procedure involves completing an application form online and submitting the necessary paperwork to VSF – the new Agency involved – and then waiting to be called for interview – in our case at the VSF offices in the ABSA building in Cape Town. We therefore decided to employ the services of an Immigration Agency – Intergate Immigration – to assist us with this new procedure. We visited their Cape Town offices (some 120 kms from where we live in Langebaan) on 20 November in order to discuss the extensions to our Visitor’s Visas, hand over the necessary paperwork and sign the necessary documents. All fine so far ……….. On that same day we received an email from the person handling our documents and on 24 November another email saying that our application documents were complete and we were to await interview with VSF. Up until 8 December we had no further communications – no telephone calls or weekly updates. And THEN ---- on 8 December my husband received a phone call at 8.15 am – he was out on the golf course at the time – confirming that we were to meet with the Intergate Agent at 10 am in their offices in Cape Town to be followed by an 11am appointment with VSF. This was the first contact from anyone from Intergate since 24 November – we had an impossible task to arrive in Cape Town by 10 am and only just made it by 11 am for our interview. Needless to say our Agent had several different stories and excuses as to why we hadn’t been contacted before this time!! Just sheer incompetence. However we did arrive in time to sign the necessary paperwork and await our turn. Just one more fright By Intergate however when it was spotted that my birthdate had been incorrectly entered on the paperwork Again just sheer incompetence. We might easily have been refused our application. On 10 December we had a standard email stating that our documents had been sent to Pretoria and then nothing more until 16 January when we had an email from VSF stating they had received our renewals. Later that day we also received a standard email from Intergate stating the same and suggesting we take our passports in to them in order for them to collect the necessary Visa. Needless to say we decided to go and collect the Visas ourselves from VSF – they were due for renewal by 29 January so only had about 10 days before they ran out. One last side note – we NEVER heard anything else from Intergate until this morning (3 March!!) when they decided to check up on us! As far as we are concerned this has been a costly, time-consuming and stressful experience. One we won’t repeat.
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