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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 7:36pm On Sep 23, 2012
Manager007: smileyPappy2000,

Since you have made up your mind about relocating, i cannot but wish you all the best in your endeavour.

For starters, you need to consider your accomodation options. Accomodation is very expensive in this country. Depending on where you want to live, i wont go into details anymore as i have discussed that in prior conversations/post. in some cases, that entire N600knaira with you is what you will spend on accomodation in one year for one room here in SA. So do not be fooled into thinking N600k naira will sustain you in SA. Revisit Collinsfbi's quotation.

You need to set aside some amount to procure a permit as per your circumstance, and the amount varies. You will figure that out when you get here.

Jobs are not a guarantee anywhere in the world, but everybody's fate differs, who knows, you may succeed where others fear to thread.
Anything is possible with God on your side.

Only one warning i must give to you, as i would tell my own brother, DO NOT PUT HOPE OR RELY ON ANY NIGERIAN FRIEND, BROTHER ETC HELPING YOU OUT ENTIRELY" This is because, they also may be struggling. Just find one sweet southie babe who dey find husband, who go house or feed you..[

I wish you all the best.

In the words of the great leader, CollinsFBI "Gbam, over and out"!


b]Pappy2000,

I think you have killed it all, kudos bro, in addition to your comment/reply to his comment, there is no absolute security anywhere in the world only in God you can find protection. Once you don't indulge in any criminal activities and you don't keep bad company and obey SA laws, believe me, you don't seems to have problem. Mind you, where you reside also matters, as far as am concerned, you can try Capetown, Port Elizabeth or some part of pretoria like Centurion, Capital park and some other places within Pretoria north or west. Best of luck bro.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pappy2000: 7:35am On Sep 24, 2012
Thanks everyone,the question is if sa is that bad what are you guys still doing there,no offence please.I wont change my mind,the only thing i can learn from all this is that maybe i should tarry a whil and add more money.I know if i have 50k in a month i can survive
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by morpheus24: 4:10pm On Sep 24, 2012
@ Pappy2000

CollinsFbi and Manager 007 have given you the best advice possible regarding SA. I have been to the country several times and have worked with the Nigerian embassy and some groups that assist refugees in that country. I have also seen the plight of many immigrants, been to Hillbrow and Sunnyside in pretoria, refugee camps on Capetown and many townships where foreigners reside so I too am talking from experience.

On my last visit to SA earlier this year, I met a chap on the plane with similar aspirations as yourself. He was going to SA to hustle it out. I advised him regarding the same things you are beind told here and gave him my number to call if he needed more advice.

Low and behold couple of months ago, he called me and was desperately in need of help as he was stranded in SA with no money, job or accomodation to live in. He began to cry on the phone and beckon me to assist him in any way possible. To cut a long story short. This particular individual is back home in Nigeria now.

No one is trying to stop you from going to Sa as it is obviously physically impossible to do so. However keep in mind that SA of the early 2000's is not the same today. There are stricter immigration laws, crack downs on immigrants and the economy is not doing as well as before duing the Mbeki era. Therefore there are more hostilities towards African immigrants especially ones from Nigeria.

The bottom line is you need CAPITAL to establish properly in SA. My advice would be to visit the country first. Take a look around and get a feel for the place over a period of 2 to 3 monthns on a tourist visa. If it is feasible then prepare to come back knowing fully well what you are getting into.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed!!
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by lalla89: 4:35pm On Sep 24, 2012
@all my brother is at s.a nw and he want his wife and his son to follow him ,please someone wil help me to tel me the proces of applyng for both with his and his son.tnx
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pappy2000: 5:34pm On Sep 24, 2012
morpheus24: @ Pappy2000

CollinsFbi and Manager 007 have given you the best advice possible regarding SA. I have been to the country several times and have worked with the Nigerian embassy and some groups that assist refugees in that country. I have also seen the plight of many immigrants, been to Hillbrow and Sunnyside in pretoria, refugee camps on Capetown and many townships where foreigners reside so I too am talking from experience.

On my last visit to SA earlier this year, I met a chap on the plane with similar aspirations as yourself. He was going to SA to hustle it out. I advised him regarding the same things you are beind told here and gave him my number to call if he needed more advice.

Low and behold couple of months ago, he called me and was desperately in need of help as he was stranded in SA with no money, job or accomodation to live in. He began to cry on the phone and beckon me to assist him in any way possible. To cut a long story short. This particular individual is back home in Nigeria now.

No one is trying to stop you from going to Sa as it is obviously physically impossible to do so. However keep in mind that SA of the early 2000's is not the same today. There are stricter immigration laws, crack downs on immigrants and the economy is not doing as well as before duing the Mbeki era. Therefore there are more hostilities towards African immigrants especially ones from Nigeria.

The bottom line is you need CAPITAL to establish properly in SA. My advice would be to visit the country first. Take a look around and get a feel for the place over a period of 2 to 3 monthns on a tourist visa. If it is feasible then prepare to come back knowing fully well what you are getting into.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed!!

Thanks I wont back off,there is no harm in trying
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by RSA(m): 12:31am On Sep 25, 2012
Mr Mo somethings never changes,you don't give up.

Your claims that there's a hostility against Nigerians by South africans is dissapointing.

You're judgement is clouded by your hattred for my people and country.

You didn't start the thread,leave it to the two gentleman who are giving honest and unimotional advises
to people who are eager to come to South africa.
Just for the records,SA economy with all the world economic problems is doing better than Mbeki's time.Zuma might be contoversial in his personal life but he's a very good president.
Gbam and out!
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pelumiv(m): 11:23am On Sep 25, 2012
How long does it take to get PR in SA?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by morpheus24: 3:37pm On Sep 25, 2012
RSA: Mr Mo somethings never changes,you don't give up.

Your claims that there's a hostility against Nigerians by South africans is dissapointing.

You're judgement is clouded by your hattred for my people and country.

You didn't start the thread,leave it to the two gentleman who are giving honest and unimotional advises
to people who are eager to come to South africa.
Just for the records,SA economy with all the world economic problems is doing better than Mbeki's time.Zuma might be contoversial in his personal life but he's a very good president.
Gbam and out!

If you think there's no hostilities against Nigerians in SA, try standing on the line with some of them at the airport through immigration when they are entering SA. Stop pulling a sheet over your face and call it as it is. Its like me denying there are Nigerians in SA that are up to no good.

I warned Papy2000 of what he should expect when he lands in the country. This is however not a general statement. All SA are not bad just like all Nigerians are not bad.

Shikena!

PS thought you had left nairaland for good. What keeps bringing you back.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by RSA(m): 9:02pm On Sep 25, 2012
^ Not a regular anymore,have better things to do on my spare time.That's why my comments are made only in the middle of the night.
And beside this site is not interesting anymore and you know it.And also I have satisfied my curiousity regarding Naija pippo.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pelumiv(m): 10:48pm On Sep 25, 2012
Please kindly answered my question.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 10:26am On Sep 26, 2012
Pelumiv: How long does it take to get PR in SA?

I don't know what exactly you are looking for but the processing of securing Permanent Residence Permit in SA take up to 2years to 30months and there are things you are required to possess before you can apply for PR in SA. There are two immigration categories under which you can apply for PR in SA
Direct Residence, you can apply for PR directly if you are foreigner who have been on work permit for 5years and who have received a permanent offer of employment. In general, if you meet all the requirements, your spouse and children under 21 years of age automatically qualify for same PR.
Residence on other grounds includes foreigners who posses extraordinary skills or qualifications, those who intend to set up business in SA, refugees (under certain conditions), relatives of SA citizen (spouse applying for PR must be in relationship or married for 5years before being eligible though they can apply for temporary residence permit before the 5years. Please note that if you have been in a relationship for 4 years and then get married, the 5 years start from the beginning. that is a big flaw in Home Affairs' interpretation).

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pelumiv(m): 10:46am On Sep 26, 2012
Thanks Mr Collins. Assuming you were given a work permit but doesn't have a stable job within d five yrs allotted to qualify 4 PR, is there a chance of apply 4 d PR n be granted?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 12:40pm On Sep 26, 2012
Pelumiv: Thanks Mr Collins. Assuming you were given a work permit but doesn't have a stable job within d five yrs allotted to qualify 4 PR, is there a chance of apply 4 d PR n be granted?
Either you have a stable job or not, you must be a holder of work permit for 5years before you can apply for PR, and you must have a permanent employment offer and be of good character. Mind you, it will be hard to fake employment offer/job experience within SA (as some naija now secure work permit through "legal practitioners" popularly known as agent without working) because you will go through series of interview and you must be able to defend your work permit and your years of experience.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pelumiv(m): 6:21am On Sep 27, 2012
Thanks. Do you base in SA?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 7:39am On Sep 27, 2012
Pelumiv: Thanks. Do you base in SA?

Nigeria/SA, 70%/30%, Work/Study.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pelumiv(m): 4:07pm On Sep 27, 2012
how feasible is it working and studying in SA? AM THINKING>>>>>>>
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by babadey(m): 4:50pm On Sep 27, 2012
@collinsfbi,I have my visa fee,repatriation fee and ticket fee. (1)pls where do i go for the processing?, (2)what are the required documents for visiting and,(3)Any other info will be appreciated. Thanks.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 6:31pm On Sep 27, 2012
baba dey: @collinsfbi,I have my visa fee,repatriation fee and ticket fee. (1)pls where do i go for the processing?, (2)what are the required documents for visiting and,(3)Any other info will be appreciated. Thanks.

if u get a regular income u can get your visa without any agent with just your 18k visa fee, paid hotel accomodation of let's say 5day for about 30k ,

Documents required include:

A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit, your passport must have at least one unused page for entry / departure endorsements
Account statement from 300k above
A completed Form BI-84 (you can download online)
2 passport photographs with white background
A yellow-fever vaccination certificate
Letter of introduction from your employer to embassy stating u are going on vacation or annual leave supported by the company Certificate of incurporation (CAC)
Application letter for visa written by the applicant confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
Marriage certificate if married supported by wedding picture as evidence and spouse letter of support
Paid Hotel booking or letter of invitation
A return Flight booking (you can do this online without making payment a day before you submit your application

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pappy2000: 8:33pm On Sep 27, 2012
collinsfbi:

if u get a regular income u can get your visa without any agent with just your 18k visa fee, paid hotel accomodation of let's say 5day for about 30k ,

Documents required include:

A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit, your passport must have at least one unused page for entry / departure endorsements
Account statement from 300k above
A completed Form BI-84 (you can download online)
2 passport photographs with white background
A yellow-fever vaccination certificate
Letter of introduction from your employer to embassy stating u are going on vacation or annual leave supported by the company Certificate of incurporation (CAC)
Application letter for visa written by the applicant confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
Marriage certificate if married supported by wedding picture as evidence and spouse letter of support
Paid Hotel booking or letter of invitation
A return Flight booking (you can do this online without making payment a day before you submit your application

Gbamm over n out

Bros you have done well,but all i am asking is this,I dont want to get married to a south african lady but i have up to $350 monthly which i can spend without recourse to work,I mean I have a house which pays me rent coupled with the fact that I do somethings online which brings in cash,are u still telling me that if the worst come to the worst,i cant survive on #350 monthly,please advice me,you scaring me,and if south africa is not good where do i go.I am just tired of Naija
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 9:08pm On Sep 27, 2012
pappy2000:

Bros you have done well,but all i am asking is this,I dont want to get married to a south african lady but i have up to $350 monthly which i can spend without recourse to work,I mean I have a house which pays me rent coupled with the fact that I do somethings online which brings in cash,are u still telling me that if the worst come to the worst,i cant survive on #350 monthly,please advice me,you scaring me,and if south africa is not good where do i go.I am just tired of Naija

What is your purpose of going to SA? Are you planning to go there, sleep and wake up everyday without doing anything and pay rent and bill all in the name -am tired of naija. How long do you plan to stay in SA? You will enjoy SA if you are lucky to get a job (no guarantee) or if you have enough cash to waste.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 9:14pm On Sep 27, 2012
Pelumiv: how feasible is it working and studying in SA? AM THINKING>>>>>>>

Pls do.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pelumiv(m): 9:16pm On Sep 27, 2012
@ Mr Collins kindly attend to my question posted earlier. Thanks
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 10:20pm On Sep 27, 2012
Pelumiv: @ Mr Collins kindly attend to my question posted earlier. Thanks

I have tried it but did not work for me. Who knows you might be lucky but to be sincere it's very rare except those already working who decide to enroll for part time or online courses. Work and study, is that your plan? Hmm!

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pappy2000: 6:44am On Sep 28, 2012
collinsfbi:

What is your purpose of going to SA? Are you planning to go there, sleep and wake up everyday without doing anything and pay rent and bill all in the name -am tired of naija. How long do you plan to stay in SA? You will enjoy SA if you are lucky to get a job (no guarantee) or if you have enough cash to waste.

Gbamm over n out

I want to get to school there and see if when i get the permit i can travel to other places and have atravel history.If $350 will be good i dont mind staying for a year and see how things go.thanks for your understanding.I need to move on change enviroment and see what happens in other climes and see if i can get business opportunities in south Africa, that is my thinking, but if i stay in Nigeria I think i might not get the best in terms of exposure.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 9:02am On Sep 28, 2012
pappy2000:

I want to get to school there and see if when i get the permit i can travel to other places and have atravel history.If $350 will be good i dont mind staying for a year and see how things go.thanks for your understanding.I need to move on change enviroment and see what happens in other climes and see if i can get business opportunities in south Africa, that is my thinking, but if i stay in Nigeria I think i might not get the best in terms of exposure.

If you are really going for study, you will enjoy SA with your study permit because it's easy to secure visa from SA to any part of the world as long as you reside legally and financially buoyant. $350/per month will be ok for you if you don't live big and if you share apartment with somebody.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Manager007: 1:57pm On Sep 28, 2012
CollinsFbi couldn't have explained bbetter. Yes, you may be able to survive on $350 monthly (all inclusive)i.e accomodation, food,phone calls occassionally etc..
Food is very cheap so you may be able to work around with your spendings on that.else, accomodatioon is expensive, so its best to share.

Unless, woman go include, then you budget extra monies for such(LOL)

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pappy2000: 4:43pm On Sep 28, 2012
The next question is that do I choose this private institution and do the study permit from South Africa or do I do the it through the visitor visa routine,secondly how long does it take to process study permit if I want to do it in south Africa and do you have any reputable immigration practioner.Thanks you have been more than a brother, secondly where do I do get cheap accommodation.Please put safety in mind.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 8:45pm On Sep 29, 2012
pappy2000: The next question is that do I choose this private institution and do the study permit from South Africa or do I do the it through the visitor visa routine,secondly how long does it take to process study permit if I want to do it in south Africa and do you have any reputable immigration practioner.Thanks you have been more than a brother, secondly where do I do get cheap accommodation.Please put safety in mind.
You can choose any institution of your choice as long as you meet the school requirements. As for permit, it will βє̲̣̥ easier applying in SA because you will need to evaluate your result from (SAQA) and SAQA evaluation is one of the requirements for study permit. As for the duration of permit i cannot ascertain but if you apply with complete docs, i am sure you will get it ± 5 weeks at worst.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pmama: 9:19pm On Sep 29, 2012
Hi house, I will be in SA next month and will need information about going to Sun city from Jhnsbg airport, got a turist visa. I will also be spending a few days in Jhnsbg before coming back to Nija, please the gurus in the house,please assist on information about accommodation as I'll be staying in a hotel. in Sun city and Jhnsbg.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 11:26pm On Sep 29, 2012
Pmama: Hi house, I will be in SA next month and will need information about going to Sun city from Jhnsbg airport, got a turist visa. I will also be spending a few days in Jhnsbg before coming back to Nija, please the gurus in the house,please assist on information about accommodation as I'll be staying in a hotel. in Sun city and Jhnsbg.

Since you are new I̶̲̥̅̊n̶̲̥̅̊ SA, hire a car to take you from jo'burg to sun city, it's about 150km from jo'burg and it takes maximum of 3hrs drive depending on the traffic within Jo'burg. When you arrive, you can ask about sun city hotel or cabanas hotel. Have A̶̲̥̅ nice trip.

Gbamm over n out
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Pmama: 12:13pm On Oct 01, 2012
@ collinsfbi, thanks for your reponse, would you know the cost implication? My 2nd question is if you know a way I can contactq the SA visa procesig office I Abuja,theirland line - have do't ever go through, I want to contct them becuse I submitted my news paper publication to them along side with my other documets but didn't get my change of name publication back. Please any body with info on how to go about this should please assist
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by collinsfbi(m): 11:05am On Oct 02, 2012
Pmama: @ collinsfbi, thanks for your reponse, would you know the cost implication? My 2nd question is if you know a way I can contactq the SA visa procesig office I Abuja,theirland line - have do't ever go through, I want to contct them becuse I submitted my news paper publication to them along side with my other documets but didn't get my change of name publication back. Please any body with info on how to go about this should please assist

Car hiring is negotiable, you will find out upon arrival but you can budget like + or - R1000 depending on vehicle/negotiation. contact VFS Abuja here http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/nigeria/contactus.html and you can get hotel accommodation charges here http://www.sun-city-south-africa.com/cabanas-hotel depending on room type or search for more hotels within sun city.

Gbamm over n out

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