BRICS business and diplomatic visitors to be given special visas

February 27, 2015
Citizens of BRICS countries given special visas for business and diplomatic visits

According to South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba he had given approval for the issuance of port of entry visas to the business executives BRICS countries for a period of 10 years, with each visit not exceeding more than 30 days. The visas had come into force since December 23 during the previous year. This is applicable to official/service, diplomatic and ordinary passport holders.

Gigaba was of the view that significant individuals would get a visa for long-term which would allow them multiple-entry into the nation for the entire duration of the validity of the passport which is 10 years at the most. As far as business visas of short-term duration go, the department would continue to meet a turnaround time of five days. Extensive consultation was carried out with the BRICS council for business and the industry and trade department.

Gigaba also add added that the four countries conferred an important investment potential. Along with South Africa, they consist of 40% of the population of the world. People who are involved in business work, belonging to Brazil, India, Russia and China and wish to arrive in South Africa, to sell and buy an increasing number of services and products as well as invest in growth sectors and their companies.

The Home affairs ministry was totally committed to permitting the adept entry of such commercial visitors and will look forward to opportunities to seek betterment. The department was not seeking to find mutual arrangements from BRICS partners.

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