South African Immigration Information
So you've decided to relocate to Sunny South Africa. Great decision! .. But do you know exactly what to do and how to do it? - What to expect and how to prepare for it? Have you thought of absolutely everything?
It's tough enough just moving from one city to the next, but with all the added considerations involved in moving country, there are hundreds of little things that can come long to vex, hinder, delay and, worst case scenario, prevent the process altogether.
Speak to as many people you can find who have been through the process themselves. Don't just listen to one person's experiences though, because all circumstances are different. Read as much as you can, both official and unofficial, and start to create your survival lists.
This section is not meant to be a definitive guide, but will hopefully be of some assistance in avoiding as many of the potential pitfalls as possible.
The easiest is, as with any major undertaking, to start with a basic checklist and then expand each one out until you have a complete "to do" list for each item. Working through a systematic, well-planned process can make it all a relatively painless (though still time-consuming!) process.
A basic checklist would contain the following: (each item is a link to more information on that point)
bringing in your pets
evaluating your decision
transportation of goods
get the timing right
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