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Immigration Law


Immigration & Refugee Law refers broadly to national government policies (as contained in Statute) which regulate the immigration of people into a country. This area of law deals with, amongst other things, foreign citizens, the legal status of people (e.g. residence and domicilia) and citizenship.

Do you need a working permit to work in South Africa? Are you allowed to operate a business in South Africa? Do you need help with the Department of Home Affairs?

Do you need guidance on how to obtain a visa, or permits for Temporary Residence or Permanent Residence (Immigration Permits)?

Would you like a qualified Lawyer to assist you with your Immigration Law question today?

Most recent Immigration Law Articles posted

Ground-breaking judgment for 'illegal foreigners'

Human rights lawyers claimed victory following the Constitutional Court’s ground-breaking judgment ordering that all ‘illegal foreign’ nationals in detention at the time it handed down yesterday’s order against government be brought before a court within 48 hours, notes a Cape Times report. Previously the court was mandated to review a detention in instances where individuals were held for more than 30 days.


Police face R1m suit for alleged illegal arrest

A Zimbabwean man who was allegedly illegally arrested and detained by rogue police officers is suing the SAPS for R1m, says a report in The Star. Nathan Meda said Gauteng Police Commissioner Lieutenant-General Deliwe de Lange had failed to act on his 250-page dossier detailing the abuse and harassment he and his wife, Sherylie Tsungayi Ngorima, suffered at the hands of rogue policemen from the Elsburg police station in Germiston.


Foreigners win landmark visa ruling

Three foreigners – from India, Pakistan and the DRC – with the aid of immigration attorney Tashriq Ahmed have succeeded in winning a landmark Western Cape High Court ruling setting aside as invalid and unconstitutional the Department of Home Affairs’ controversial Directive 21. The directive, which Home Affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni signed in February, bars refugee and asylum seekers from the right to apply for a visa in terms of the Immigration Act, notes a Weekend Argus report.


Home Affairs relents on stateless child

Home Affairs has agreed at the eleventh hour to grant citizenship to a stateless child born in SA, opening the way for others in the same predicament, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) said yesterday, according to a News24 report. Following a two-year wait, the SCA was supposed to have heard the matter yesterday.





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