- In response to processing backlogs, South Africa introduced extensions for waivers and visa renewal applications for all long-term visa categories
The government of South Africa introduced extensions for waivers and visa renewal applications for all long-term visa types as a result of processing backlogs. These measures will apply under the following circumstances:
- Long-term visa holders (Work, business, study, relative and accompanying spouse) who have previously submitted a visa waiver application that is still pending as of March 31, 2023 or a visa renewal application will be granted an extension of stay until December 31, 2023.
- Applicants who no longer wish to obtain a waiver application must undergo South African exit procedures and exit the country before December 31, 2023.
- Short-term visa holders whose visa validity was issued less than 90 days ago and that have not received a visa extension outcome as of March 31, 2023, are required to depart the country on or before April 30, 2023.
What are the Changes?
The South African government has introduced extensions for waivers and visa renewal applications for all long-term visa categories in response to processing backlogs.
Continue to check the government of South Africa’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Home Affairs, South Africa