Immigration appeal to Zimbabweans to get legal
Pretoria – Deputy Minister of Home Affairs, Fatima Chohan, has appealed to Zimbabweans living in South Africa to get their documentation in order.
Zimbabwe – illegal immigration to South Africa
Many immigrants to South Africa from Zimbabwe are still illegal.
“The South African government appeals to Zimbabwean nationals resident in South Africa to take up the offer to regularise their stay in South Africa.”
This comes after the section declared all Zimbabwean immigrants must submit an application for important documents and enroll their status in the country as the special dispensation allowing Zimbabweans crossing into South Africa the right to reside, work, attend schooling facilities and access basic health care for a span of few months was coming to a finish.
This DZP special dispensation is to come to a finish on 31 December.
She said the process was aimed at ensuring that Zimbabweans comply with South Africa’s immigration laws, while stopping their anguish of living under constant fear of deportation lead normal lives.
240 Department of Home Affairs officials who’ve been deployed to 46 regional offices throughout the nation as well as by VFS GLOBAL will facilitate the process.
“We reiterate our commitment to expanding amnesty to any or all those who possess fraudulent South African identity documents on condition they hand them back to Home Affairs regional offices in the country,” said Minister.
She called on Zimbabwean nationals to approach their Embassy in Pretoria and consulate in Johannesburg to declare their presence and acquire valid travel documents to empower the South African government to issue them with study, work or business permits.
“We’re convinced that the majority of Zimbabwean nationals resident in South Africa wish to comply with South Africa’s immigration laws and would desire to take up the government offer arrived at through bilateral arrangement with the Zimbabwean government, to lead normal lives in the nation,” she said.
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