Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 Of 2002) Forfeiture Of Repatriation Deposits (Gazette 38098, Notice 806)

13th October 2014 By: Asha Ramsaran

Regulation 7(8) of the repealed Immigration Regulations, 2005 (“Immigration Regulations. 2005”) made under the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) (“Immigration Act”) prior to its amendment by the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 (Act No. 13 of 2011) (“the Immigration Amendment Act. 2011 “) prescribed, in accordance with section 10(5) of the immigration Act, the reasonable individual terms and conditions that may be attached to a temporary residence permit which amongst others related to payment of a deposit, which deposit shall be refunded to the depositor after the final departure of the applicant or after a permanent residence permit as contemplated in section 25 of the Immigration Act has been issued to the applicant. The Department is, in terms of the new requirements under the Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 , no longer requiring repatriation deposits as a term or condition for issuing temporary residence visas.