6 Tips when going to Home Affairs
When submitting your application to the Department of Home Affairs, we always need remember that we need to have our ducks in a row and avoid being on the bad side of the Immigration officer behind the counter receiving your application.
1. Never ever go to Home Affairs without your passport. This will cause unnecessary travelling and you get to stand behind in the queue until you reach the immigration counter.
2. Before queuing to submit your application, don’t dare ask the immigration officer at the counter a question.
3. If you are on your way to Cape Town Home Affairs, never queue for a ticket number. Proceed to the first floor and wait for the security guard to place you in the queue.
4. Always keep 2 black pens handy, if you need to fill out any extra forms or refill in an application form as the Department of Home Affairs is rather not pen friendly.
5. If your intention is to pop in and out of Home Affairs, think again as you might spend your morning or afternoon there. So prepare and make time available to spend at the Department of Home Affairs.
6. Submitting an application is hard-work. All those documents you had to collect, the countless hours you spent preparing them and putting them in order and now you’re ready to submit but our advice is to make a copy of your application and store in a safe place as Home Affairs has the tendency to “lose applications” time and again.