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Visas

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Immigration matters of foreigners in RSA

We can prepare and submit applications for permanent residence status in the Republic of South Africa

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About us

Visas

We chose the honey badger as our emblem as it is notorious for its fearlessness, tenacity and endurance. Anyone with extensive exposure to the Immigration regime in the Republic of South Africa will testify to the fact that these characteristics are often of vital importance if one wants a result. A short video of the honey badger's tenacity can been seen here

Sporadically officials of the National Department of Home Affairs will show a total disregard for section 195 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 that deals with the basic values and principles of public administration.

Visas

This is where we are committed to render a professional and trustworthy service to often desperate clients and drive a matter to its ultimate conclusion. We do have the necessary expertise and relevant knowledge within our midst with inter alia two law graduates who have a collective practical experience of 39 years in the Immigration arena.

We have specialised knowledge and expertise in the legislation infra:

• Immigration Act, 2002.
• Immigration Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 37679 of 22 May 2014.
• Refugees Act, 1998.
• Criminal Procedure Act, 1977.
• Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

Our Services

Visas

We can facilitate the application for the following visas:

• Port of entry and transit visas.
• Visitor's visa [Inclusive of authorisation to work].
• Study visa.
• Treaty visa.
• Business visa.
• Medical treatment visa.
• Work visa [General work visa, critical skills work visa and intra company transfer work visa].
• Retired person visa.
• Corporate visa.
• Exchange visa.

REPRESENTATIONS TO BE DECLARED NOT TO BE A PROHIBITED PERSON

There are a significant number of foreigners who obtained South African enabling documents fraudulently of whom the particulars are incorporated in the National Population Register. If detected such a person is de jure [Through the operation of law] a prohibited person and is subject to prosecution and deportation.

In certain circumstances we can make representations to regularise the stay of such persons in the Republic of South Africa if they are prepared to reveal their true identity and nationality.

REPRESENTATIONS TO BE DECLARED NOT TO BE AN UNDESIRABLE PERSON

Unfortunately it is an irrefutable fact that applications for visas and especially appeal applications are not adjudicated within reasonable timeframes which result in a situation where the applicant has no status in the Republic of South Africa.

Sporadically a foreigner who has an application pending, is compelled to leave the Republic of South Africa to for example attend a funeral. When such a person departs from the Republic of South Africa at a designated Port of Entry, he or she will be declared an undesirable person.

In meritorious cases we will make the necessary representations to have the declaration of undesirability retracted.

APPLICATIONS TO THE MINISTER TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS OF THE IMMIGRATION ACT, 2002 AND TO BE GRANTED PERMANENT RESIDENCE STATUS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

In terms of section 31(2)(b) of the Immigration Act, 2002 the Minister of the National Department of Home Affairs can grant a foreigner or a category of foreigners the right of permanent residence for a specified or unspecified period when special circumstances exist which would justify such a decision. We have the relevant knowledge and expertise to submit such applications where special circumstances exist.

APPLICATIONS TO THE MINISTER TO WAIVE ANY PRESCRIBED REQUIREMENT OR FORM IF GOOD CAUSE EXIST

In terms of section 31(2)(c) of the Immigration Act, 2002 the Minister of the National Department of Home Affairs can waive any prescribed requirement or form if good cause exist which would justify such a waiver. We have the relevant knowledge and expertise to submit such waiver applications.

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

We can facilitate the submission of permanent residence status applications in the following categories.

• A foreigner who has been the holder of a work visa for 5 years and has received an offer of permanent employment.
• A foreigner who has been the spouse of a citizen or permanent residence holder for more than 5 years.
• A foreigner under the age of 21 who is a child of a citizen or permanent resident.
• A foreigner who has critical skills and/or qualifications.
• A foreigner who intends to establish or has established a business in the Republic of South Africa.
• A refugee referred to in section 27(c) of the Refugees Act, 1998.
• A retired foreigner who has a guaranteed prescribed income for the rest of his or her life.
• A foreigner who has the minimum prescribed net worth.
• A foreigner who is the relative of a citizen or permanent resident within the first step of kinship.

APPLICATIONS TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE FOR REFUGEE AFFAIRS

We can assist recognised refugees with an APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION in terms of section 27(c) of the Refugees Act, 1998. Such applications must be submitted to the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs.

If SCRA issue a refugee with a certificate that he or she will remain a refugee indefinitely, such refugee can apply for permanent residence status in the Republic of South Africa in terms of section 27(d) of the Immigration Act, 2002.

CITIZENSHIP

We can advise and assist applicants who meet the relevant requirements to apply for South African identity documents, passports, unabridged birth certificates and citizenship. We will inter alia assist the elderly and the frail who have difficulty in reaching offices of the National Department of Home Affairs or need assistance with the completion of forms and gathering of supporting documents.

VIP PROTECTION SERVICE

We can provide VIP protection by highly skilled professionals.

VETTING AND VERIFICATION OF AUTHENTICITY OF DOCUMENTS

We can provide this service as part of your risk management criteria.

Contact us

Please phone us at 084 697 4439 during office hours, 08:00 - 17:00 SA time, or leave us a message at info@uic.org.za

We are aware of the fact that some foreigners find it difficult to deal with their Immigration matters during normal office hours. Therefore we are prepared to meet with you at any time that is convenient for you by prior arrangement.