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Change of border entry regulations in South Africa – Important !!!!

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From 26 May 2014 onward, South Africa has tightened it’s border entry regulations. According to the Department of Home Affairs, a person overstaying their visa (starting from day one of the overstay) will be declared an undesirable person.

South African authorities will strictly exercise this new regulation without any exceptions. The declaration of an undesirable person will result in the following entry bans.
Overstay (one-off) up to 30 days: 12 months entry ban
Overstay (multiple occasions): 2 years entry ban
Overstay of more than 30 days: 5 years entry ban
Application for renewal of entry permits has to be submitted to the Department of Home Affairs two months before expiry of the current permit.
Please follow the link of our embassy website for detailed information.
Article supplied by InterGest South Africa


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