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DHA opens visa facility for corporates

The Department of Home Affairs will open a new facility for corporate account clients at the Gauteng Investment Centre in Sandton, which will serve as a one-stop shop for visa and permit renewals and put in place a shorter, more efficient process for visa applications for foreign nationals employed by corporate companies.

This will be done through the Department’s Directorate of Corporate Accounts’ partnership with the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency, the Gauteng Investment Centre and VFS Global, which renders visa facilitation services (VFS).

The facility will also benefit customers by offering immigration advice for applicants and enhanced management of stakeholder relations.

Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, said the department was also reviewing its corporate client desk to improve its services, and would be embarking on a national road show to different clients in the country to talk to them directly about their challenges and recommendations.

Home Affairs deputy director, Jackson McKay, added that the department was looking at increasing staff to deal with appeals following the rejection of a visa.

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