ENSafrica has a dedicated immigration team who have extensive experience in providing the full spectrum of advice and practical assistance relating to immigration and civic services to a wide range of domestic and international clients, including individuals, medium-sized enterprises, top-tier local companies and large multinational corporations, as well as various business chambers and professional bodies.

In addition, we actively lobby for immigration reform by preparing representations to the South African Department of Home Affairs on new and proposed legislative changes.

Our key differentiator is that we have the unique advantage, as part of Africa’s largest law firm, of being able to harness the expertise of more than 600 practitioners throughout the continent.

ENSafrica has a significant breadth and depth of experience and specialist expertise that spans all commercial areas of law, tax, forensics and IP.

As such, we regularly partner with specialists across the firm (in areas such as employment, tax, dispute resolution, real estate / property, and banking and finance), meaning that we are able to offer you comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.

Crucially, this also means that we can, at a very early stage, identify and red flag other legal and tax risks and challenges facing you before you encounter them, enabling us to offer solutions which stretch beyond immigration law alone.

the firm enjoys a strong reputation across the African continent
— The Legal 500 Guide 2018

what we offer

We provide the full spectrum of immigration advice, including:

  • Advice and practical assistance with filing of all categories of temporary and permanent residence visa applications
  • Advice on processes for police clearance applications and filing of South African police clearance applications
  • Applications for naturalisation, renunciation of citizenship, determination of citizenship status and resumption of citizenship
  • Applications to the South African Department of Labour for certification in support of visa applications
  • Applications to the South African Department of Trade and Industry for certification of the feasibility of businesses and for waiver of capital investment amounts
  • Applications to the South African Director General of the Department of Home Affairs for waiver of regulatory requirements
  • Arranging sworn translations and apostilles of foreign documentation
  • Conducting due diligence investigations and compliance audits
  • Immigration regulatory compliance
  • Liaison with the South African Department of Home Affairs and foreign missions on application and status-related matters
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