Immigration Law

Our Immigration Law department, headed by Sophia Cloete offers, among other, the following:


In terms of the Immigration Act of 2002 (as amended) and the regulations thereto, our focus is on first-time and renewal applications to the Department of Home Affairs from abroad as well as from within South Africa:

  • Permanent residence permits
  • Critical skills work visasGeneral work visas
  • Spousal visas
  • Relative’s visas
  • Study visas
  • Medical treatment visa
  • Appeals and reviews
  • Exemptions
  • Removal of name from the v-list (undesirability and prohibition)

General assistance with applications in support of permanent residence permit and temporary residence visa applications regarding:

  • South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) verification of foreign qualifications
  • Sworn translation of documents from various languages to English
  • Professional body membership and critical skills visa endorsement letter
  • South African police clearance certificate applications (lodging and collecting at criminal records head office in Pretoria)

In terms of the Refugees Act of 1998 (as amended):

  • Certification applications in terms of section 27(c) to the Standing Committee for Refugee Affairs
  • Appeals and reviews.


Sophia Cloete

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Phone: (011) 483-0630