New World Immigration can assist you with an appeal if your visa has been rejected by the Department of Home Affairs. A visa can be denied for many reasons such as:
- Lack of supporting documents
- Omitting important information
- Criminal or drug related offences
- Falsified documents
If your visa has been denied, you may appeal the decision and request for the Director General to review your application together with supporting documents. The applicant must submit an appeal within 10 working days under section 8(4) and 20 working days under section 8(6).
When should an applicant appeal?
- Only if an applicant can rectify the issue as per the rejection letter
An applicant who otherwise cannot meet the requirements of a rejection letter must apply for an alternative South African temprary residence visa or permit they qualify for.
Who can submit an appeal?
The new immigration regulations now requires all applicants to submit their appeal in person.
- Department of Home Affairs notifies applicant via sms
- Applicant to collect rejection letter from VFS centre
- Draft appeal letter
- Submit appeal within 10 working days
- Schedule online appointment to submit appeal application