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Whether it be for work, making school applications, making an appointment for a drivers licence test or simply for leisure purposes, you will need the appropriate documentation. The latest announcement from Home Affairs will allow people more time to access official documentation.  

 


In November 2021, the Minister of Home Affairs announced that the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) will be terminated. The implications of this decision are set to impact more than 100 000 Zimbabwean citizens living in South Africa. 


The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will reinforce South Africa’s transit visa rules after years of its absence. This comes in the wake of a scandal involving the arrest of a man with a fake passport.

 


Notorious for extremely long queues, hours of waiting time and the dreaded offline system, Home Affairs have launched an online booking service with the goal of assisting clients quickly.

 


Citizens, permanent residents, asylum seekers and refugees will have more time this week to get crucial documents from Home Affairs. 

 


The Department of Home Affairs has announced the opening of permanent resident applications. This comes after the application process was closed for almost two years. 


 The Department of Home Affairs has announced the extension of the validity of visas and asylum permits that expired during the Covid-19 lockdown to 31 December 2021.


The validity of visas that expired during the lockdown has been extended. Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi released a gazette explaining the extension. 


The Department of Home Affairs will be bringing back some services that were temporarily suspended in January 2021.


The Department of Home Affairs says it has noted recent reports in print and
online media on the looming expiration of permits issued to Zimbabwean
nationals under the special dispensation period.


New visa rules issued by Home Affairs, applicable to foreigners who need to
execute short-term projects in South Africa, will put R1 billion in investment
and 1600 local jobs in jeopardy.


The Department of Home Affairs? issuing of works permits to Zimbabwean nationals, under its recent Zimbabwe Dispensation Project, has inflated the number of work permits issued by the department to foreigners, with over 65 000 issued in the first quarter of this fiscal year.

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