The Department of Home Affairs had an update recently:
As of this week the DHA is not issuing Form 20’s anymore. Clients awaiting the outcome of their applications and require to travel, need to do the following:
- Contact their Administrator to advise of the travel dates
- The Administrator will then supply the client with the receipt which will have been stamped by DHA and the comment “application still in process” will be added by DHA
- Clients need to show this receipt at the airport when leaving the country
- When re-entering the country clients need to again show the receipt together with the repatriation receipt and will be allowed back into the country
This makes it all the more complicated once again. Be very careful if you plan to travel in between applying for and receiving your immigration permit to South Africa.