Zimbabweans applying for extended special visas

Published: 5/Nov/2014
Source: The Citizen

More than 195,000 Zimbabweans have in recent weeks applied to remain in South Africa under the new Zimbabwe Special Permits dispensation, the home affairs department said Tuesday.

Almost another 50,000 were expected to do so by months’ end.

“In October, we received up to 5000 applications a day and therefore the department is confident that we will reach the target of processing 242,000 applications by the end of November,” home affairs chief director for permits Jack Monedi told MPs.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2014