South Africa: traveller’s customs guide

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.
Consular services for foreigners

Consular services for foreigners

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.
Immigration quick links

Immigration quick links

Check our link list for immigration application procedures, reception offices, contacts, advice, and support organisations.
Refugees and asylum seekers

Refugees and asylum seekers

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.

Immigrating to South Africa

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.
Joburg opens migrant helpdesk

Joburg opens migrant helpdesk

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.
Services for South Africans abroad

Skilled foreigners welcome in SA

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.
SA sets up shop in Africa

New immigration law to draw skills

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.
SA sets up shop in Africa

SA revamps immigration services

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.

Guide to immigration in South Africa

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.

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