In our monthly Immigration News from Africa, we update you on important changes in African Immigration.
This edition covers news in the following countries:
Our Comments on the New DHA White Paper
The South African Department of Home Affairs recently published its latest Immigration White Paper.
Our CEO, Andreas Krensel, gives his thoughts on the paper, including the passing of blame, freedom of press, corruption, faulty IT systems, an appeals board, and refugee protection.
Critical Skills List Updated
This does paint a promising picture of the DHA’s recognition of the evolving needs of the job market.
Possible Raise in Prices
The Kenyan government has recently suggested significant fee hikes for various official documents, including visas and work permits, as announced on November 7th.
The Court Case on these gazetted fees is still pending; the decision of the High Court expected on 29 November 2023.
Student Permit Submissions Open
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security has opened the period for submitting Student Permit applications.
Application forms can be submitted from 13 November 2023 until 29 February 2024. Foreign students are encouraged to submit their applications during the given time since there will be no extension after the deadline
Namibia and Zambia Initiate Joint Study Tour to Enhance Registration Systems
The Namibian Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security began a five-day collaborative study tour in Windhoek with officials from Zambia’s National Registration, Passport, and Citizenship Department.
The tour’s primary aim is to focus on the essential elements of civil registration, vital statistics, and identity management systems.
Etienne Maritz, the Executive Director of Namibia’s Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, warmly welcomed the Zambian delegation, led by Brenda Kabemba, the Registrar-General of Zambia.
Written by Simon Carletti, PR and Creative Supervisor