The Immigration Act, 13 of 2002 provides for the regulation of admission of people and their departure from the Republic. The Regulations provides more information on the processes to be followed when applying for a visa / permit.
The Immigration Amendment Act No 3 of 2011 and No 3 of 2007 both become effective on 26 May 2014.
The Minister of Home Affairs has in terms of Section 7 of the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002 made available the Immigration Regulations. These Regulations became effective on 26 May 2014. The Immigration Regulations was amended and was named the First Amendment of the immigration Regulations and became effective on 1 December 2018.