Watch this video from our CEO Andreas Krensel discussing the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP).

On Wednesday the 24th of November, the Cabinet of South Africa announced that extensions to the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP), set to expire on the 31st of December, will no longer be allowed.

Cabinet has decided on a 12-month grace period (not an extension) in which Zimbabwean ex-pats “should apply for other permits appropriate to their particular status or situation”.

While this news may come as a shock to around 450 000 Zimbabweans currently living in South Africa, IBN Immigration is here to support our clients. 

If you are unsure about your current immigration status, please contact one of our friendly consultants to help you determine which visa will be best for you going forward.

Please note that processing times for different visas vary and therefore it is extremely important to begin the application for the visa relevant to your situation as soon as possible. 

If you re unsure about which visa to apply for, click here for more information.

Your IBN Immigration consultant will need the following information from you to expedite the process: 

  • Do you have any dependents that require assistance for options for SA?
    • If you do, you will need to confirm their relationship to you and their age
  • Are you currently employed, running your own business or studying in South Africa?
    • If your answer is yes, you will need to provide us with further details
  • Do you have any formal qualifications?
    • If you do, you will need to forward us copies of your qualifications and your CV
  • Are you either married or in a long-term relationship with a South African Citizen or Permanent Resident?
    • If you are, you will need to confirm the duration of your marriage or partnership
  • Do you have any family that is either a South African Citizen or Permanent Resident?
    • If you have, you will need to prove their relationship to you (parent/sibling/child) and their current visa status

On receipt of the above information, your consultant will explore the alternative visa options for you and your family.

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