Live, Work & Play in South Africa – powered by The Expat Relocation Alliance

Moving into South Africa brings up many questions - TERA solutions are designed to answer each of them

TERA FAQs

  • Do I qualify for a Visa?
  • How long does it take to get a Visa?
  • What do I need to get a Visa?
  • How much does it cost
  • How long is a Visa valid for?
  • Can I work in my own Company without a Work Visa?
  • Can I be a Director in South Africa?
  • Can a Foreigner own Shares in a Company?
  • How long does it take to set up my own Company?
  • Where do I get a Background Check on a potential SA Partner?
  • Can I open a Bank Account without a Visa
  • Can I get a Debit Card without Visa?
  • If I send Money to South Africa, can I get it out again?
  • Can I control the Exchange Rate I get for my Money?
  • Can I get Property Finance without Permanent Residence?
  • Can I buy a Property in South Africa without a Visa?
  • Shall I buy the Property into my Name or into a Company?
  • Can I get a Mortgage Bond as Foreigner?
  • Is there a Risk that my Property gets taken by Government?
  • Who can install a Solar System with EU Standard?
  • Do I qualify for a Visa?
  • How long does it take to get a Visa?
  • What do I need to get a Visa?
  • How much does it cost
  • How long is a Visa valid for?
  • Can I work in my own Company without a Work Visa?
  • Can I be a Director in South Africa?
  • Can a Foreigner own Shares in a Company?
  • How long does it take to set up my own Company?
  • Where do I get a Background Check on a potential SA Partner?
  • Are my Investments safe in South Africa?
  • How is the Legal and Constitutional Protection of my Rights?
  • What Interest Rates do I get for my Cash Investments?
  • How do I get a Cellphone Contract without an ID Book?
  • Where do I get EU or UK Multiplugs, Extension Cords and Adapters?
  • How to buy a TV without TV License?
  • Does my Insurance cover me for my Time in South Africa?
  • How much is a Medical Aid in South Africa?
  • I am over 50, do I really have to pay Penalties with a Health Insurance?
  • Where do I get Liability Cover?
  • Where will I be taxed while I spend the summers Abroad and in South Africa?
  • Will my pension be taxed in South Africa when I am a Resident?
  • How do I move my Household without paying Import Tax or Import Duties?
  • Where do I get Swiss Cheese, Italian Pasta and German Chocolates?
  • How do I protect myself against Loadshedding?
  • Can I import my Pet and if so, how?
  • How can I buy a New Car without an ID Book?
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