To help make your arrival in and departure from South Africa as smooth as possible, here's a quick guide to bringing goods in and out of the country.
Interested in visiting South Africa - to see or to stay, for business or pleasure (or both)? Our offices abroad, your country's office in South Africa, as well as the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, can help you in a number of ways.
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South Africa, like all countries that are signatories to international and regional conventions and protocols on refugees, is obliged to offer protection to people who have fled persecution and instability to seek sanctuary within its borders.
Considering immigrating to and settling in South Africa? Find out about immigration categories, requirements and application procedures, and get the answers to some frequently asked questions.
Johannesburg has opened a migrant helpdesk to provide legal migrants and asylum seekers with information on basic services such as housing, education and healthcare in the city.
South Africa is welcoming skilled foreigners with open arms. The government has issued a list of quota work permits for selected professions, which means foreign nationals with the required qualifications and experience will be allowed to enter the country without first having secured employment.
South Africa's new immigration regulations are designed to attract the foreign skills and investment needed for economic growth. They also reflect SA's commitment to human rights and the security of those living within the country's borders.
South Africa has launched a specialist immigration branch in order to offer a professional, world-class service to the growing number of foreigners visiting the country.
Thousands of people are choosing to settle in South Africa each year, attracted by such features as the quality of life, the climate and the business opportunities on offer. South Africa is truly becoming a colour-filled, multicultural melting pot, alive with possibilities.