Immigration Amendment Bill, 2015

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Home Affairs

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs intends to introduce and fast-track a Committee Bill, the Immigration Amendment Bill.

The purpose of the Bill is to provide for an adequate sanction for foreign nationals who have overstayed in the Republic beyond the expiry date on their visa. The Bill seeks to amend section 32 of the principal Act to more clearly provide that foreign nationals who have overstayed in the Republic beyond theeir visa expiry date, do not qualify for a port of entry visa, a visa, admission into the Republic or a permanent residence permit during the relevant prescribed period.

Interested persons, including institutions and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), are invited to submit written comments on the draft Bill.

Comments can be emailed to Mr E Mathonsi at emathonsi@parliament.gov.za by no later than Wednesday, 20 January 2016.

Enquiries can be directed to Mr E Mathonsi on tel (021) 403 8326 or cell 083 709 8523

Issued by Mr BL Mashile, MP Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs