TIMEFRAMES FOR SERVICES

Identity Document

Identity Documents minimum 6 months

Certificates

Birth certificates 6 months
Death certificates 6 months
Marriage certificates 6 months

Amendments

Noting of Adoption in Birth Register 6 months
Change of Forename (Minor) 6 months
Change of Surname (Minor) 6 months
Change of Forename (Adult) 6 months
Letter of confirmation of forename/Surname (Adult) 6 months
Change of Birth Date 6 months

Passports

Regular Passport (Adult) minimum 6 months
Child Passport minimum 6 months
Holders of passports out of visa pages before expiry
must apply for a new passport
 
Maxi Passport minimum 6 months
Document for Travel Purposes minimum 6 months

Citizenship

Retention of SA Citizenship (6(2) Certificate) 4 weeks
Exemption from Loss of SA Citizenship (26(4) Certificate) 4 weeks
Determination of South African Citizenship 6 months
Proof of Citizenship 6 months
Letter of confirmation to the effect that one does not have
South African citizenship (Issued to Zimbabweans)
6 months

Temporary Residence Visas

   

Study Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Business permit – Establishment of new business
or investment in existing business venture.
3 – 4 weeks
Medical Treatment Permit 3 – 4 weeks
General Quota Work Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Extraordinary Quota Work Permit 3 – 4 weeks
General Work Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Exceptional Skills Work Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Intra Company Transfer Work Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Retired Persons’ Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Exchange Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Treaty Permit 3 – 4 weeks
Relative Permit 3 – 4 weeks

Permanent Residence

   
Permanent Residence Application 1 year
Proof of Permanent Residence 6 months
Exemption from Loss of Permanent Residence 6 months

Visas

Visitor’s Visa 5 – 10 business days
Transit Visa 5 business days

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