Is purchasing a franchise a way to obtain a Business Visa for South Africa? For foreigners to start a new business in a foreign country and purchase of a franchise seems to be a very good idea. Franchises offer a strong brand, a clear proven concept and also target a market. But does the purchase of a franchise qualify the Applicant to apply for a Business Visa?
South Africa: Important Immigration Update Applications submitted at the embassies are to be processed in South Africa According to informed rumors the Department of Home Affairs is intending to centralise the processing of all applications in Pretoria, South Africa. This dramatic change is to take place from January 2019 on wards. This would mean that no applications will be processed at the missions any more.
NAMIBIA: Home Affairs has increased permit application fees The Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration in Namibia has increased permit application fees for international students, those seeking permanent residence status, employment as well as for the replacement of lost identity cards.
African Immigration Series - Immigration Landscape of Mauritius MAURITIUS IMMIGRATION LANDSCAPE The Mauritian Government offers attractive terms for foreigners to move to Mauritius either as an Investor, Professional or Self-Employed through the Occupation Permit, the Residence Permit or the Permanent Residence Scheme.
Work visas for South Africa Persons wishing to take up employment in South Africa can apply for a work visa in one of the following categories: Intra-company transfer work visa allows an employee to be transferred from an overseas branch to a South African branch for a period not exceeding 4 years. The application process for this type of visa is a straightforward one.
Africa Immigration Series (AIS) is a series of articles to be published on our blog frequently. Each article will explore the Africa’s expat mobility landscape and a brief overview of the current economic situation and investment opportunities. Our second article focuses on Mauritius.