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South African Immigration

We offer assistance with all your needs for South African immigration, whether you are a first-time applicant submitting from abroad, renewing or changing a condition to your current temporary residency visa or applying for permanent residency.

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US Immigration

If you wish to live and work in the United States of America, we can assist with your outbound immigration process. We provide tailored solutions for qualified applicants who wish to temporarily or permanently live and work in the USA.

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Permanent Residency

Permanent Residency Permits, once obtained, allow the holder to have a South African identity number and the comfort of knowing that they no longer need to renew temporary visas.

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Temporary Residency

To live in South Africa as a temporary resident, it is crucial to apply for a temporary residency visa. All temporary residency visas vary in duration but can be for a period of three months up to five years, depending on the purpose of the visit. There is a closed list of categories for temporary residency and so an applicant must carefully consider both what they are eligible for and what they intend to do in South Africa.

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Latest updates and interesting news from our blog:

Coming to South Africa on Holiday

As of 30 October 2019, the list of visa exempt countries has been updated by the Department of Home Affairs. If your country of citizenship is not on that list, you must apply for a visitor visa from your local South African embassy or submission center. Once you are in South Africa, your period of stay can be extended.

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Entry requirements for tourists relaxed as holidays draw near

Each year hundreds of foreigners coming to South Africa have been turned away from flights with their minor children as it comes to their attention that they do not have the proper paperwork to enter South Africa. Approaching the holidays this year, the Department of Home Affairs has relaxed its Immigration Regulations, in hopes of increasing tourism.

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Short-Term Work Assignments in South Africa

Unlike other work visas, a short-term work visa will allow an applicant to apply and arrive in South Africa on a much quicker basis. The applicant must have a South African employer who is willing to sponsor them and can justify hiring a foreigner for the 90 day period. As this is a short-term visa under the tourism category of visas, no change of status or condition from a short-term work visa to a more long-term visa can be done within the country.

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June is exceptional at what she does and she does it in the nicest manner. Always with a smile and never getting bogged down. She is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her any-day. She really is our lifesaver!

Fiona Bosman, visa client

June was excellent at providing guidance and assistance through the confusing and complex process of application for visas in South Africa. She is very knowledgeable and provides great service. I unfortunately experienced many issues with other immigration consultants; all of them were resolved instantly once June was appointed. She takes care of all our visas at ILB Helios ever since, and I highly recommend her for immigration-related services.

David Nunez Blundell, Helios South Africa

Read about June Luna in the media

New Immigration Laws May Hinder Foreigners with Working Permits
702 Cape Talk

"People married to, living with, or working alongside foreigners with work permits are worried that government doesn’t want them here and is trying to get rid of them."

Mos Def's 'World Passport' not Recognised by SA
91.3FM Voice of the Cape

Rapper arrested in Cape Town for travelling on fraudulent documents, claims 'World Passport' is acceptable travel document in South Africa.

Refugee Officials have to process 60,000 cases a year
Weekend Argus

"There are only five Home Affairs officials on South Africa’s Refugee Appeal Board. And it’s their job to process an average 60 000 cases a year, Department of Home Affairs figures show."