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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:

Navigating an Application for a Critical Skills Visa

A critical skills visa is ideal for an individual who has both academic and work experience which fall under a set list of critical skills issued by the Department of Home Affairs. If you are a first time applicant and currently do not hold a long term visa for South Africa, you must make your critical skills application abroad in your country or citizenship and/or residency. From start to finish an application for critical skills can be as short as three months and take up to six months to finalize. This is an important timeline to keep in mind, especially if you have a job waiting for you in South Africa. 

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Some Kenyan passports to be rendered invalid from 31 August 2019

For Kenyan citizens living in South Africa who have not yet updated their passports to an 'E-Passport' must make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. Passports that are not updated will be rendered invalid from 31 August 2019.

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Obtaining temporary or permanent residency based on a relative

A foreigner who has a relative in South Africa that is either South African or a South African permanent resident, may be eligible for temporary and/or permanent residency. But there can be long turn-around times to receive an outcome, especially for permanent residency permits. 

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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."