Litigation

For many, the term litigation conjures images of terrifying red tape or dramatic courtroom scenes that gave us all unrealistic expectations of what it means to be an attorney. However, litigation – in the simplest terms – is the process of taking a dispute or immigration application to a court of law to get the outcome of said dispute or application on either an urgent or non-urgent basis.

At June Luna Immigration Attorneys, we have years of litigation experience, which allows us to expertly advise you on the most efficient and cost-effective way to handle your South African immigration matter. We have a network of immigration lawyers throughout South Africa to attend to your legal immigration issues.

Services we can assist you with include:

Temporary Residency Litigation

Depending upon what the applicant is eligible for and what they intend to do in South Africa, a visa may be issued for a period of three months up to five years. Sometimes, however, these applications get ‘stuck’ at home affairs and a process which is supposed to take 8-10 weeks takes much longer. Without a visa in your passport, you’ll find yourself unable to travel without being declared ‘undesirable’, your bank account may be frozen and your employer will not let you work.

Pending/outstanding work visa

Our litigators can assist you with your pending/outstanding work visa by assessing your visa’s status, identifying all reasons for the delay and resolve all issues as quickly as possible.

Pending/outstanding spousal visa

If your temporary spousal visa has not yet received an outcome, our team of litigators can assist and obtain an outcome efficiently and cost-effectively while keeping you up to date every step of the way.

Pending/outstanding retirement visa

Our law firm can assist you with your pending/outstanding retirement visa application by assessing your application’s current status and taking the appropriate steps to have the outcome of your visa issued and delivered to your office of application.

Pending/outstanding business visa

Our team will assist you with your pending/outstanding South African business visa by assessing and working through any and all delays to obtain your visa outcome in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Pending/ outstanding VFS applications

Our litigation team will assist you with a pending/outstanding VFS (Visa Facilitation Services) application, beginning with a status check, follow-up with VFS management and if necessary, litigation to force your outcome through the home affairs backlog and into your passport.

Pending/ outstanding temporary residence application

There are several reasons a temporary residence application can take longer than expected. Our team will identify and help you overcome any roadblocks preventing your application from being adjudicated whilst keeping you up to date every step of the way. Read More About Pending/ outstanding temporary residence application

Pending/ outstanding decision by home affairs

We have extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the Department of Home Affairs and will assist you with all issues relating to a pending/outstanding decision by Home Affairs, including outstanding internal appeals, upliftment of undesirability applications and even outstanding ID book applications.

Review decision at home affairs

With a successful history of working with the Department of Home Affairs, our team can assist with querying a final rejection by the Department of Home Affairs and we can assist in having that negative decision reviewed and overturned.

Permanent Residency Litigation

Permanent residency may be granted to an applicant who meets all the requirements set out in Sections 26 or 27 of the Immigration Act. Once granted, a permanent residency allows an applicant to reside in South Africa indefinitely without needing to renew a visa. Not having your permanent residency can be problematic for applying for home loans, opening non-resident bank accounts, or getting a South African driver’s license. If an application for permanent residency has been pending for more than eight months, it is possible to litigate against the department of home affairs and have them consider your application.

Pending/ outstanding retirement permit

Our team will assist you with your pending/ outstanding retirement permit by assessing your permit’s current status, identifying the reason for delay assist you in taking the appropriate steps to have your permanent residency outcome adjudicated and delivered to your office of application. Read More About Pending Permanent Residency Retirement Permit

Pending/outstanding work permit

Our team will assist you with your pending/outstanding work permit by assessing your permit’s current status, identifying the reason for the delay and assist you in resolving all issues as quickly as possible.

Pending/outstanding spousal permit

If your South African spousal permit has not yet received an outcome, our team of litigators are well-prepared to assist and obtain an outcome efficiently and cost-effectively while keeping you up to date every step of the way. – Read more about Pending or Outstanding Spousal Permit

Pending/outstanding financial independence permit

Our experienced litigators will assist you with your pending/ outstanding financial independence permit beginning with a status check, resolve all issues, and have your permit outcome adjudicated and delivered to your office of application.

Pending/outstanding business permit

Our team will assist you with your pending/ outstanding South African business permit by assessing and working through any and all delays to obtain your permit outcome in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Pending/ outstanding permanent residence application

We will assess the current status of your pending/ outstanding permanent residence application based on any category and work with you to obtain your permanent residency outcome. Read more about Pending or Outstanding Permanent Residence Application

Pending/ outstanding VFS application

Our litigation team will assist you with a pending/ outstanding VFS (Visa Facilitation Services) application beginning with a status check, follow-up with VFS management and if necessary, litigation to force your outcome through the home affairs backlog.

Pending/ outstanding home affairs application permanent residency

With our extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the Department of Home Affairs, we can assist you quickly and efficiently with any issues relating to a pending/ outstanding home affairs applications for permanent residency.

Pending/ outstanding decision by home affairs

Our litigation team is well versed in the workings of the Department of Home Affairs and will assist you with obtaining a pending/ outstanding decision by home affairs as quickly as possible while keeping you up to date on your application’s status.

Review decision at home affairs

With a successful history of working with the Department of Home Affairs, our team can assist with following up or querying a review decision at Home Affairs and get your issue resolved as quickly as possible.

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