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  1. just a suggestion, will depend on your current work/age. Get your latest pension and retirement annuity statements showing what it is worth. that might just be more than enough. it is savings.
  2. The "path" is basically the same now as for when you apply for a firearm licence. Just for the firearm license you must go to your local police station, fill in all the paperwork etc. They take your fingerprints and then they (SAP) send all to an office in Pretoria. They do that weekly and they also get info back on a weekly basis. My guess is that will be an extra 2-3weeks max for those stations not close to Pretoria (Criminal Record Centre) ps: On the other hand I have seen people not close to Pretoria get their firearm licenses before those that applied in Pretoria. (Same application date)
  3. Hi All Best to follow the links for the details https://news.nari.co.za/info/new-process-getting-police-clearance-certificate.html https://www.saps.gov.za/services/applying_clearence_certificate.php
  4. Thanks. We do not plan any illegal stuff. Our family visa is due in +-18months. We are just planning to kill some time. Cheers
  5. Has anyone stayed/traveled in the USA for about a 6 months period (summer) and then leave for about 6 months (or less) and then return to the USA for a about 6 months again. (B1/2 Visa) Any issues with that? (We retire soon and do not want to be bound to SA all the time for long periods) any do's, dont's
  6. Who will try again? The Diversity Visa program is open for entry from Oct 3 – Nov 6. dvlottery.state.gov
  7. Got an email last night - all must enter again for DV2019 FROM: DONOTREPLY[at]dvlottery.state.gov "Dear Diversity Visa Program entrant:Please check www.dvlottery.state.gov for an important announcement regarding your Diversity Visa Program entry.Remember, only internet sites that end with the ".gov" domain suffix are official U.S. government websites. Many other websites (e.g., with the suffixes ".com," ".org," or ".net") provide immigration and visa-related information and services. The Department of State does not endorse, recommend, or sponsor any information or material on these other websites. The Department of State, KCC, or any other U.S. government entity will never ask you to send money via email or request that you reply with personal information. The only fee associated with the DV program will be paid at the time of your interview.U.S. Department of State"
  8. We are inline for a family visa - we are basically also f#ck$d now.
  9. bushbabyPTA


    No luck again for us this year - NOT SELECTED
  10. bushbabyPTA


    Howzit all, seem there is currently a system error. Please see link below http://britsimonsays.com/dv2018-information-entered-not-valid/
  11. Only 61 days for us to wait.... Shocking! I agree 100% Good luck to all.
  12. Congrats [at]moving2018 - all the best!!
  13. Very interesting, thanks Malamute. You always have some good facts. I wonder how many South Africans are in the queue for the Family visa. If only a total of about 7% per county is allowed per year (if I understand it correctly) that list must be blerry long..... Seems it take about +-13 years since application.
  14. #%&@!! - We (in SA) hope this is not going to happen. This will break our hearts..... Dubbel en dwars! We are in the queue for the family visa and are still trying our luck with the DV. We have enough to retire in the States but that is not what we want to do. A very large family home in a great tourism area is getting renovated to operate as a bed and breakfast that we will run. We cannot go the investor visa route because the total people we have to employ will be a huge over kill.
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    Dv Stats

    Only 197 of those to South Africans (includes DV1 and DV2 - i.e. both primary winner and derivatives) - so not many of the 924 SA winners drawn actually pursued or received visas. Ai. This is very sad, so many of us in SA are ready and 100% comitted to leave if selected and approved. Opportunities are lost and taken away from others that are committed if you do not continue with the process. We need more than luck this year - if the draw will continue....
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