Monthly Archives: Dec 2016

New Full Birth Certificates Issued by DHA

Effective 1 December 2016, South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA) issues a new type of birth certificate known as a “full” birth record. This adds to their Unabridged, Abridged and Vault copy of birth certificates issued. This new birth certificate offering serves to eliminate the backlog of duplicate requests for birth certificates by offering […]

Consequences of Settlement visas refusal

South Africans looking to relocate to the UK with their British partner are faced with one of the UK’s most technical and challenging visa applications.   Commonly referred to as the “spousal visa“, the UK settlement visa has the one of the highest risk of refusal. This conclusion is drawn by the fact that this category […]