Changes to make it easier for tourists, business people and academia to come to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package last week to stimulate the slow South African economy. The current restrictive visa regulations came into focus and Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced the following on 25 September 2018:
Business visa for South Africa Foreign investors wishing to set up a business or to invest in an existing business in South Africa have the option of applying for a business visa - temporary residence visa based on own business. This type of visa is issued for up to 3 years at a time and allows the holder to establish and operate their business in the Republic.
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?
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.
Spousal and life partner visas/permits for South Africa Spouses of a South African citizens or permanent residents may apply for a life-partner or spousal visa/permit. In terms of the act both married and unmarried partners are considered spouses as long as they can prove the existence of a spousal relationship.