Visa processing delays

Applicants for most sponsored work visas – both temporary and permanent – need to be aware that processing delays are currently quite considerable.

This is a direct result of staff cutbacks by government and a cumbersome processing methodology.

Average processing timelines for all visa categories are published on the website of the Department of Home Affairs, but as they are ‘average’, it means that some go through more quickly & others take longer.

Lack of required supporting documentation in the appropriate format – including colour scans of police clearances  – is one of many reasons the Department cites as reasons for delays.