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IMPACT – HIGH
What is the change? South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has published new draft immigration regulations that introduce changes to certain visa categories and relax the documentary rules for traveling minors. Additional changes are expected in March under an amended Immigration Act.
Background: The reforms are intended to ease visa rules to attract foreign direct investment and tourism.
Analysis & Comments: South African employers should anticipate additional changes in the coming months under a new Immigration Act in March, visa waivers for additional nationalities, eased visa rules for visitors from India and China, and the release of the revised critical skills list in April.
Source: Deloitte LLP. Deloitte LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC303675 and its registered office at 1 New Street Square, London EC4A 3HQ, United Kingdom.
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