The South African government has relaxed its document requirements for those applying for visas and residence permits.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals are no longer required to submit a radiology report when applying for a temporary residence visa or permanent residence permit.
  • Foreign nationals ages 18 and older must only provide police clearance certificates from countries they have lived in longer than 12 months for the past five years.
  • Previously, such individuals were required to provide PCCs from countries they lived in longer than 12 months since turning 18 years old.

BAL Analysis: The South African government relaxed its document requirements to reduce the time it takes to apply for temporary residence visas and permanent residence permits.

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