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ADVISORY: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN PORTS OF ENTRY - EFFECTIVE 1 JUNE 2015


ADVISORY: ZIMBABWEAN EXEMPTION PERMIT (ZEP) APPLICANTS

ATTENTION OF: SA BANKS, EMPLOYERS & LEARNING INSTITUTIONS READ MORE

STATEMENT ON THE 2017/18 FESTIVE SEASON PLANS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN BORDER ENVIRONMENT

The Department of Home Affairs has announced the 2017/18 festive season plans for the South African border environment. This is for smooth facilitation and enhanced management of movement of people and goods in and out of South Africa during this peak period...READ MORE

MINISTER DLODLO VISITS PLETTENBERG BAY

The Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, on Monday, 04 December 2017, visited the community of Plettenberg Bay as part of the Imbizo Focus Week...READ MORE

Keynote Address by Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni at the National Youth Forum Elective Conference, in Bloemfontein 

The decision to establish the Youth Forum, which was taken at the department’s Youth Summit in 2008, was both strategic and very timely. It spoke to the historian’s conviction that “peace is a time to prepare for war”...READ MORE

MEDIA STATEMENT ON DISCONTINUATION OF GREEN ID BOOK

Home Affairs has taken note of a message purported to be from the Department announcing that the lifespan of the green barcoded ID book comes to an end on 31 March 2018. No such announcement has been made by the Department...READ MORE


Department of Home Affairs launches improved Refugee Travel Document

In another major step towards better refugee and asylum-seeking management, the Department of Home Affairs this month introduced a hugely improved refugee travel document...READ MORE

STATEMENT BY HOME AFFAIRS DIRECTOR-GENERAL MKUSELI APLENI AT THE MEDIA BRIEFING ON THE UPTAKE OF THE ZIMBABWEAN EXEMPTION PERMIT (ZEP) AND EXTENSION OF SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS AT VFS OFFICES

Indeed we are thrilled by the rapid pace of applications for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit, which began on 15 September 2017, for valid Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP) holders. The submission of the completed applications commenced on 1 October 2017...READ MORE

Director-General Mkuseli Apleni will brief the media on the uptake of the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) and extension of scheduling of appointments to visit VFS offices

Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni will present a progress report on the application process for the new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) and announce the extension of the period for permit-applicants to finalise their applications, in person, at VFS offices...READ MORE

DEPUTY MINISTER CHOHAN HANDS OVER SMART ID CARD TO AMBASSADOR TAMBO

The Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Fatima Chohan,on Monday, 30 October 2017, handed over a Smart ID card to South Africa’s Ambassador to Italy, Ms Tembi Tambo, as part of the commemorations marking the centenary of her father, the late Oliver Reginald Tambo...READ MORE


Media statement on the High Court judgment on Fireblade Aviation Proprietary Limited / Minister of Home Affairs and others

The Department of Home Affairs has noted the judgment of the North Gauteng High Court in the matter between Fireblade Aviation Proprietary Limited and the Minister of Home Affairs and others, involving the private hosting of an exclusive VVIP port of entry at O.R. Tambo International Airport...READ MORE

MINISTER DLODLO WELCOMES NORTH GAUTENG HIGH COURT JUDGMENT  

The Minister of Home Affairs, Ms Ayanda Dlodlo, has today, Wednesday, 25 October 2017, welcomed the outcome of the North Gauteng High Court Judgment, which set aside the suspension of the Director-General, Mr Mkuseli Apleni...READ MORE