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allenk - 02/09/2012 15:58:07
   
Getting a working visa
Hi All,

I have just moved here from the green isle and my company is sorting out my visa. Does anyone know the process for my girlfriend to get a visa who has a British passport ( don't worry she's not the worst :-) ).

Does she need to have a job lined up before she applys? Does it take long?

Any help would be great.

Cheers,

Ken

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AislingQ - 07/09/2012 19:04:28
   
RE:Getting a working visa
Hi Ken,

I have just recently moved to Johannesburg from Ireland and have just gone through the visa process.

Unless your girlfriend qualified for an 'Exceptional Skills Work Permit' (the type of visa I got), she will have to have a job lined up to get a General Work Permit. There are also a few other types of permit (Critical Skills and Company Transfer Permits) but most people apply for a General Work Permit.

It is getting increasingly difficult to get a permit for SA and it is a tedious process but where there is a will, there is always a way. She could come down on a tourist visa and look for work here and then when she gets an offer (and the company has proven that there is no South African that could be found for the position), she can apply for the visa. However, there is - I understand - currently a very lengthy backlog for visa if you apply in South Africa (5-7 months), and so I would strongly advise her to go back to the UK to apply from there. It normally takes a month of processing time if you do it from London. If she can prove residence in Ireland, it is even faster to apply from Dublin (mine was processed in a record time of just under 2 weeks - although gathering documents, references etc took a good two to three months).

I would strongly suggest that your girlfriend speak with an immigration agency here in SA before she makes any move. I can highly recommend Nicola Raubenheimer at IMCOSA, Cape Town. Tel.: +27 214 623184. The immigration laws are also in the process of changing at the moment so it will be important to get the latest update on which permit to apply for etc.

I hope that help and good luck!
Aisling

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omofamily - 11/05/2014 11:10:47
   
getting a visa to visit a son of my who is irish citizen leaving with a family
I am a postgraduate student at one of the university in south Africa with student permit I am planinig to pay a visit to my child in Ireland how do I go about it


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bisa - 29/06/2014 18:48:16
   
RE:getting a visa to visit a son of my who is irish citizen leaving with a family
Suggest that you look at the Business Ireland web page on visas:-
http://www.businessireland.co.za/visa.php


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