Immigration guideline for immigrants to South Africa

Immigration guideline for immigrants to South Africa

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Immigration South Africa

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GENERAL / INTRODUCTION

   
IMMIGRATION 
1. Immigration guidelines and categories of prospective immigrants
2. Permanent residence
2.1 Direct residence
2.1.1 Holders of work permits for past 5 years
2.1.1.1 How do I obtain a work permit?
2.1.1.2 Required documentation
2.1.2 Spouse of citizens or residents
2.1.2.1 Required documentation
2.1.3. Children of citizens or residents
2.1.3.1. Required documentation
2.2. Residence on other grounds
2.2.1. Applicants with offer for permanent employment
2.2.1.1. Required documentation
2.2.2 Applicants with extraordinary skills or qualifications
2.2.2.1 Required documentation
2.2.3 Business permit
2.2.3.1 Required documentation
2.2.4. Refugees
2.2.5. Retired persons
2.2.5.1 Required documentation
2.2.6. Applicants with minimum net worth
2.2.6.1. Required documentation
2.2.7. Relatives of citizens or residents
2.2.7.1. Required documentation
2.3. Required documentation for all categories of permanent residence applications
2.4. Application procedure
2.5. Validity period of a permanent residence permit
2.5.1. Expiry and withdrawal of a permanent residence permit
3. Temporary permits
3.1 Validity period and extensions
3.2 Visitor’s permit
3.2.1. Allowable activities with a visitor’s permit
3.2.2. Countries with visa requirements
3.2.2.1 Required documentation for a visa
3.2.3. Countries without visa requirements
3.2.3.1 Renewal (extension) of visitor’s permit
3.2.3.2. Required documentation for the extension of a visitor’s permit
3.2.3.3. Visitor’s permit for up to 3 years
3.2.3.4. How often can I renew a visitor’s permit
3.3. Diplomatic permit
3.4. Study permit
3.4.1. May I work with a study permit?
3.4.2. May I change institutions?
3.4.3. May I work after completion of the studies?
3.4.4. Required documentation
3.5. Business permit
3.5.1. Required documentation
3.5.2. What options are available if I cannot meet the minimum financial criteria?
3.5.3. After how many years can I apply for a permanent residence permit?
3.5.4. What is the difference between a temporary and permanent business permit?
3.6. Work permit (employed)
3.6.1. Quota permit
3.6.1.1. Required documentation
3.6.2 General work permit
3.6.2.1. Required documentation
3.6.3.  Exceptional skills permit
3.6.3.1.  Required documentation
3.6.4.  Intra-company transfer work permit
3.6.4.1.  Required documentation
3.6.5.  Corporate permit
3.7.  Retired person permit
3.7.1.  Required documentation
3.8.  Other temporary permits
3.9.  Application procedure
3.10.  Expiry of temporary permits, illegal stay and consequences
4.  Application fees for all permits
5.  Family members, marriage, citizens and other information
5.1. Definition of spouse, partner, family member and children
5.2. Returning South African citizens
5.3. Marriage to foreigners
5.4. Age restrictions
5.5. The position of the chartered accountant
6. South African citizenship, documents and validity periods
6.1. Citizenship and passport
6.2. Identity book (ID) and driver’s licence
7. Frequently asked questions
- Do I have to leave the country when my visitor’s permit expires?
- What happens, if I only do the extension within the last month of the current permit?
- Can I extend after the expiry period of my permit?
- What permit should I apply for if I only want to stay 6 months in South Africa?
- Is there a special permit for applicants from the arts- and film industry?
What options are available if I do not have the prescribed minimum capital for a business permit?
- What permit is required if I invest in a company as a non-executive owner or silent partner?
Can I change from a temporary to a permanent residence permit?
- I have not enough income as a pensioner – what can I do?
- From what age can I apply within the category of pensioners?
- Does the main applicant have to prove sufficient funds or is the capital of the entire family taken into consideration?
- May I conduct work with a permanent residence permit?
- How much time does the application procedure take?
Who decides the outcome of my application?
Where will the application be processed?
May I stay in South Africa while my application is being processed?
- Can I import household contents and cars without a residence permit?
Where can I obtain the application forms?
Can you assist us with the application procedure?
- Is available local housing being considered in the application?
What should I do with my existing medical aid cover?
- How much money do I have to transfer to South Africa?
What are the tax implications of a residence permit?
- Should I apply for a temporary or permanent residence permit?
8.  Possible reasons for application delays
9.  The future of the Immigration Act
   
EXCHANGE CONTROL REGULATIONS
10.  Guidelines
10.1.  Declaration of foreign assets
..... for the Department of Home Affairs
..... for Exchange Control purposes
10.2.  Reporting duty of commercial banks
10.3.  Foreign income
10.4.  Foreign accruals after immigration
10.5.  Permanent payments from the Republic
10.6.  Ad-hoc payments from the Republic
10.7.  Travel allowances
10.8.  Emigration from South Africa
10.9.  Future of exchange control
   
C  INVESTMENT OPTIONS FOR IMMIGRANTS
11.  Opening of local bank accounts and transfer of capital
12.  Purchase of fixed property
12.1.  Additional costs
12.1.1.  Calculation of total costs when purchasing property
12.1.2.  How can I reduce these costs?
12.2.  Mortgage loans
12.2.1.  Mortgage loan table
12.3.  Letting of fixed property
12.4.  Purchase of property without an estate agent
12.5.  Purchase of property via a Company or a Trust
12.5.1.  What is a Trust?
12.5.2.  Purchase of property already registered in a Company or Trust‘s name
12.5.3.  Purchase of property into a Company or a Trust to be founded
12.5.4.  Implications of value-added-tax (VAT)
12.5.5.  Changes to the income tax act with regard to fixed property transfers
12.6  Summary of standard procedure when purchasing fixed property
12.7.  Practical hints for home buyers
13.  Capital market & equities
13.1.  Fixed deposits
13.2.  Securities (Shares / Unit Trusts / Bonds)
13.3.  Investment products of insurance companies
14.  Founding a company
15.  Ex - Financial Rand investments
     
INVESTMENTS BY NON-RESIDENTS
16.  Definition
17.  Opening of local bank accounts (non-resident account)
18.  Purchase of fixed property, mortgage loans and letting
19. Purchase of shares, bonds & mutual funds
20.  Sale of assets and repatriation of funds
21.  Ex - Financial Rand investments
22.  Subsequent application for permanent residence
23.  Other investments
   
RELOCATION
   
FINANCIAL SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA
24.  Government services
25.  Banking
26.  Insurance companies and products
26.1.  Health cover products
26.2.  Short-term insurance
26.2.1.  Domestic short-term policies
26.2.2.  Commercial short-term policies
26.3.  Pension, Provident Funds and Retirement Annuities
26.4.  Pension and retirement annuities
26.5.  Life insurance policies
26.6.  Endowment policies
26.7.  Tax-free income
26.8.  Secondary market for policies
26.9.  Life annuities
26.10.  Portfolio Management
   
TAXATION
27.  Employment and remuneration
28.  Tax system
29.  Taxation of natural persons
29.1.  Definition of „residents / non-residents" for taxation purposes
29.2.  Income tax table
Taxation of interest income, dividends, rental income, mortgage loans, pension income, foreign income, wealth tax, donations tax & estate duty
29.3.  Example: Calculation of income tax liability of a natural person
30.  Capital gains tax (CGT)
30.1.  Example: Calculation of capital gains tax liability
31.  Taxation of non-residents
32.  Corporate tax
33.  Other taxes
34.  Possible changes to the Income Tax Act
35.  Double taxation agreements
36. Investment agreement between South Africa and other countries
   
ESTATE PLANNING
37  Is it advisable for a non-resident to draft a will?
   
INVESTMENT AND TAX PLANNING
38.  Shall I invest capital available abroad in South Africa?
   
PLANNING YOUR IMMIGRATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
   
OUR SERVICES, CONDITIONS AND FEES
   
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