Moving To South Africa Checklist

So you have chosen to move to South Africa! 

Whether you are moving to South Africa interestingly or whether you are returning after a long stretch out of the nation, we have assembled an indispensable agenda for you to use as a beginning piece.


Travel papers

  • Are they substantial and for how long?
  • The general dependable guideline is to have a substantial visa with at least 6 months left before renewal

ID books

  • No ID, no smiley! This is such a basic bit of documentation to have before touching base in SA, on the off chance that you plan to open up financial balances, utility records, get work offers and so forth. This is the South African’s rendition of a book of scriptures and it ought to be conveyed everywhere


  • All visas which are issued by the Department of Home Affairs/South African High Commission in the UK, must be connected for and cleared before leaving the UK

International ID pictures

  • Recent international ID pictures are fitting to have as this will be required when applying for anything from ledgers, driver’s licenses, school applications, auto enlistments etc.

Driver’s permit

  • Foreign national? At that point guarantee you apply for a universal driver’s permit before leaving your nation of cause, and additionally ensuring that your ebb and flow driver’s permit is up to date

Specialists records

  • Ensure you have a la mode duplicates of every one of specialists’ records that highlight any immunisations, real diseases or medications that should be proceeded with when moving back to South Africa

Medical coverage

  • It is constantly best to agree to brief medical coverage before you move to South Africa
  • This is a standard advantage of any representative who is offered a work opportunity in South Africa (otherwise called restorative aid)


  • Renting first? You will require past rental understandings and additionally a duplicate of your present rental assention so as to set up administrations for the running of your rental property


  • This is a territory where strong pre-arranging and early choices must be made


  • While clutching your universal banks records are emphatically prompted, it is an enormous preferred standpoint to open up a nearby South African bank account


  • Once you have your rent assention or evidence of procurement on a house in South Africa, a financial balance set up, you are currently prepared to come to your nearby power supplier, of which there is just a single, ESKOM, and set up a power account

Cell phone, home telephone & internet

  • This is a radical new brute to handle. The center supplier for land-line services is Telkom, so at the end of the day it would be snappier for you to set up your cell phone contract than a land-line service inside your home
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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Real Estate Agent

Here are ten things to ask while meeting a land operator:

1. “To what extent have you been a Real Estate Agent for?”

In this industry, encounter checks. However, that doesn’t mean the operator with the most experience is the best decision as a matter of course.

You’re searching for somebody who’s sufficiently accomplished to handle all parts of the deal, but at the same time who’s eager and persuaded enough to secure a purchaser for you.

2. “What properties have you as of late sold in the range?”

Operators will regularly spend significant time in a specific sort of property.

We would prescribe an operator that has sold no less than 5 properties like yours in the previous year. They ought to be in a close-by suburb and be comparative in cost and sort.

You ought to likewise inquire as to whether they have a database of customers that have passed up a great opportunity for past deals. They may as of now have a couple of customers as a primary concern that they can propose your property to.

3. “What offering cost do you think I can accomplish?”

Imminent operators will give you a deal value they want to get for your property. The most essential follow-up thing to ask is, “What are you constructing that in light of?” They ought to have the capacity to bolster their decision with late deals in your general vicinity of comparative properties – both from their office and others.

Ensure they can bolster the recommended deal cost with confirmation – you would prefer not to fall for the trap of securing the operator who basically says they can get the best cost for you.

4. “To what extent do you think it will take to offer my property (and why)?”

You won’t get a correct number from your land operator, however that is fine. You’re attempting to figure out their comprehension of the present market, the elements affecting your zone and how those elements will influence the offering procedure.

5. “How would you handle potential purchasers’ inquiries?”

It’s imperative to check whether your land operator is an extrovert. On the off chance that a specialist has a temper issue, for instance, you most likely need to think about it before they begin conversing with potential purchasers about your property.

Ask your operator how they handle inquiries from purchasers, for example,

  • To what extent has this property been available for?
  • Why is the merchant offering?
  • What amount of will the seller acknowledge?
  • Posing these questions is an extraordinary approach to gage your solace levels with the sorts of reactions your operator will provide for potential purchasers.
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