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By JJTcouple - Posted on
08 January 2018

Hi we are looking to move and was wondering if it is best to use a immigration company or do it all ourselves. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi JJTcouple

It really depends on where you're moving, and for how long. Are you planning on moving to South Africa? Are you moving for work?

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Emma
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Hi we will be going out on a volunteer visa. My husband will be working for a charity out there. We would be looking at 3yrs +
We looked into a immigration company but have heard mixed reports.
We are looking at moving to Hartbeespoort area of South Africa.
Thanks in advance

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Hi JJTcouple

If you're looking for someone to take care of all the details - like visas, moving furniture, accommodation and utilities - a relocation company is probably a good idea. Have a look at these immigration companies in South Africa for a couple of recommendations. 

However, if you're not planning on relocating with all your belongings, you might consider doing it yourself. People in South Africa are generally friendly and helpful, but keep in mind that any official business can require a lot of red tape and waiting times.

Hope this helps!
Emma

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Don't forget to check if there are any import duties or vat charges on items you are planning to bring into SA. Example, if you are thinking of sending a container, check with a relocation company as to what gov duty fees are if any and what import duty is on cars. It used to be that you could bring 1 family car, duty free, the 2nd car will be subject to vat + import.

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Hello,

I am looking for work visa in South Africa. I am from India. Can i know through whom can i get it done?

Any good agency in South Africa or so...

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Rohit

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We won't be shipping anything over. We just want to know about these immigration companies if they are worth the money.

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I was looking for the same.

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