Validity period of visas now solidified

Effective 1 August 2016, visas will be issued with a “Valid From” date instead of an “Issue date” which will accurately calculate the expiry dates of visas. This is an issue that has been plaguing expatriate employees. The time employers have previously spent on correcting visas to ensure correct expiry date will no longer be necessary.

Directive 19 of 2016 was issued by the Department of Home Affairs to this effect.

Click here for a copy of the Directive