About SA Migration International

SA Migration Services was founded out of the need for a specialist organisation to assist migrants to South Africa.

Founded in 2001 by Rod Maxwell, at the time there was a proliferation of emigration agencies, assisting South Africans emigrate from South Africa to Australia and New Zealand. Rod saw the opportunity as visitors to South Africa from Europe and the UK realised that this country had a lifestyle they struggled to find anywhere else in the world and at a very affordable price.

SA Migration is located in the city centre, adjacent to the Department of Home Affairs. This location, allows visitors to the department the option of using a private agency and avoid spending time in long queues.


SA Migration History

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  •    South Africa’s cabinet decided to loosen visa rules and scrap a controversial travel requirement for children as it seeks to attract more investment and tourists, according to two people familiar with the matter. The measures are among a series of initiatives to be announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday as he intensifies efforts to revive economic growth, said the people who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public yet.... Read more...
  •    South Africa’s Cabinet met on Wednesday (19 September 2018) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria to discuss the state of South Africa. In a follow-up statement published on Thursday, cabinet outlined its discussions and made a number of major proclamations on everything from the economy to new BEE laws.... Read more...
  •    International arrivals to Mauritius showed steady growth in August 2018, with China up 10.7% for the month. The number of foreign visitors to Mauritius rose by 9.3% year-on-year to 109 471 in August 2018, compared with 100 191 for the same period in 2017, with notable growth from key source markets.... Read more...
  •    Rule changes for travelling minors to SA planned ahead of busy December holiday season and waivers will soon be announced - including changes to requirements for travelling minors in SA - to be officially gazetted in October. Cabinet received a joint report from the Ministers of Home Affairs and Tourism - Malusi Gigaba and Derek Hanekom - which laid out many visa-related reforms that will make it easier for tourists, business people and academia to visit South Africa.... Read more...
  •    Statistics SA has released the final numbers for South Africa’s July tourist arrivals. Overall, 2018 thus far is fairing slightly below 2017, with overall arrivals dropping by 2%. Continuing from June’s poor performance, the European market has also shown a decline, delivering 876 884 arrivals so far in 2018, 2% down from last year.... Read more...
  •    Gupta agents Ashu Chawla and Naresh Khosla fraudulently orchestrated South African work permits for Indian nationals by falsifying and backdating the Indian employment contracts on which these permits hinge. This administrative sleight of hand allowed the Guptas to import and employ foreign labour at the expense of local jobseekers, and conveniently sidestepped the onerous legal red tape meant to protect South African workers from being overlooked in favour of foreign employees.... Read more...
  •    FLAWS: ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize says elitist business models and a sluggish economy are limiting jobs.... Read more...
  •    Opinion: No justification for denying them maternity benefit or third-level fees for kids In 2015, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade published Ireland’s first official policy on diaspora issues, stating it is “important that moving or returning to this country is as easy a process as possible”.... Read more...
  •    Statistics SA`s analysis of tourist arrivals between 2013 and 2014 fails to take into account that 2013 tourist arrival figures included transit passengers, while for 2014 these were excluded.... Read more...
  •    Defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula. Efficient, powerful and cost-effective cyber defence and solutions should be implemented to protect SA`s critical information infrastructure.... Read more...

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