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This is your FIRST STEP if you are looking for legal or professional support. We:

  • Guarantee a response within 1 working hour,
  • Are uncomplicated, friendly and professional,
  • Our fees are sensitive to the South African economy,
  • Have a team of professionals in all major Cities,
  • Function with integrity, attention to detail and are objective driven,
  • Use technology, innovation and internal processes to streamline your experience,
  • Strive to improve the sector we operate in.

 

SERVICES | AMASEVISI


In our ‘team’ we have Legal Practitioners (Lawyers & Attorneys) and other Professionals who offer parallel solutions. Our website menu items LEGAL PRACTITIONERS and OTHER PROFESSIONALS offer a summary of services and will help you decide which type of service provider to use. Please review both pages. Afterwards, if you are still not sure who to use please ask for guidance using the Immediate Action Form on the Contacts Page.

 

FREE OR FEE? SIMAHLA OKANYE UHLAWULE?


For free services you could engage with an organization such as legal-aid.co.za or visit justice.gov.za for free information. Depending on your issue any of the following organizations might be appropriate and mandated to help for free:

  • The National Consumer Commission,
  • CGSO,
  • CCMA,
  • Housing Tribunal,
  • For insurance or banking issues, you should contact the appropriate ombudsman.

If you are looking to hire a Professional we guarantee that the fees quoted will be reasonable and you will not be charged anything until you have accepted a quote or entered into an engagement letter. Payment options will be communicated and might include hourly, per project, fixed rate or retainer. See a Cost Guideline HERE. The use of a Legal Practitioner or Court should be engaged with only once you have exhausted all amicable and free options, or if the matter at hand needs legal guidance and an expert to expedite a solution.


E-CONSULTS


An E-Consult is an effective way to receive expedited support for select, once off or ad hoc matters. Please visit the menu item for more information on this process. CLICK HERE

 

OPERATIONAL DAYS & TIMES


South African Working days. No public holidays.

  • Monday-Thursday from 09h00-13h00 and 14h00-16h00.
  • Friday 09h00-13h00.

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Immigration


Immigration laws in South Africa are designed to manage the entry, stay, and exit of foreign nationals in a structured and fair manner. Here’s a simple guide to understanding how these laws work:

  1. Types of Visas:
    o Visitor Visa: For short-term visits, like tourism, family visits, or business trips, usually valid for up to 90 days.
    o Study Visa: For foreigners who wish to study at a South African educational institution.
    o Work Visa: For individuals offered employment in South Africa. There are several types, including general work visas, critical skills visas, and intra-company transfer visas.
    o Business Visa: For those intending to start or invest in a business in South Africa.
    o Relative’s Visa: For close relatives of South African citizens or permanent residents.
    o Permanent Residence Permit: For those wishing to live permanently in South Africa.
  2. Application Process:
    o Documentation: Gather required documents such as a valid passport, proof of funds, medical certificates, police clearance certificates, and relevant application forms.
    o Submission: Submit your visa application to the South African embassy or consulate in your home country. Some visa applications can be submitted within South Africa if you are already legally in the country.
    o Processing Time: Processing times vary depending on the type of visa and individual circumstances.
  3. Work Visa Specifics:
    o General Work Visa: Requires a job offer and proof that no suitable South African candidate could be found for the position.
    o Critical Skills Visa: For individuals with skills in areas where South Africa has a shortage. No job offer is required initially.
    o Intra-company Transfer Visa: For employees of multinational companies being transferred to a South African branch.
  4. Study Visa:
    o Requires an acceptance letter from a recognized South African educational institution.
    o Proof of funds to cover tuition fees and living expenses is necessary.
  5. Permanent Residence:
    o To apply for permanent residence, you generally need to have lived in South Africa on a temporary visa for a certain period.
    o Categories include direct residency permits (for individuals with critical skills or business investments) and residency-on-other-grounds permits (for relatives of citizens or permanent residents).
  6. Legal Compliance:
    o Abide by all visa conditions, such as duration of stay and permitted activities.
    o Report changes in address or personal circumstances to the Department of Home Affairs.
  7. Renewals and Extensions:
    o Apply for renewals or extensions of your visa before it expires.
    o Follow the same process as the initial application, with updated documents as needed.
  8. Rights and Responsibilities:
    o Foreign nationals have rights to fair treatment and due process.
    o Responsibilities include respecting South African laws and integrating into the community.

In summary, South Africa’s immigration laws provide a structured framework for foreign nationals to visit, work, study, and live in the country. The process involves obtaining the appropriate visa, complying with legal requirements, and respecting the terms of your stay.

The information on this page is not legal advice. Please engage with our team so we can assign your request to a Legal Practitioner. We look forward to being of service.

Immigration