The latest changes to the Immigration Regulations were made on the 16th May 2014 to be implemented on the 26th May 2014.
The following changes were made:
- Changes to the validity periods on the Intra Company ( now 4 years ) and Business Visa ( now 3 years )
- You will not be allowed to change your status to another visa whilst in South Africa on a visit visa. You will now need to make this application at a mission abroad.
- Study Permits will now be granted according to the duration of your course
- Life Partners and Spouses will need to prove 2 years of being in a relationship before applying for temporary or permanent residency