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When you are immigrating to a new country, there are dozens of thoughts going through your mind. The chances are that travel and immigration documents are one of your more pressing concerns. While planning your new life in your dream country, it is very important to pay close attention to detail, esspecially when it comes to your travel and immigration documents.
In this article, we will clear up all the fuzz there is around being "Document Ready" when embarking on your new journey.
1. South African Police Clearance Certificate
A Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) is an official document stating whether or not any criminal convictions have been recorded against an individual. South African Police Clearance certificates are valid for a period of six months from the date of issue. This service is available to people who require confirmation of their criminal record status for emigration purposes or employment abroad.
If you are already abroad, no worries, you can still obtain this document. Click Here
2. Higher Education and Training Qualifications
If you have any Higher Education and Training Qualifications, your new employer abroad, and/or the immigration office of the host country may require it. These qualifications may need to be Legalized before submitting them for perusal. Have Your Qualifications Legalized Here
If you do not have any Higher Education and Training Qualifications, don't worry, you can still immigrate to your new country. Immigrants without Qualifications usually go on experience (different criteria apply to different countries).
3. Medical Reports
When you apply for a visa abroad, you will need to submit a medical report. Medical reports are required by the immigration office of the host country, to ensure that the applicant is of good health and will not be a burden to health resources. Applicants are required to undergo a full medical examination, which includes, but not limited to; medical report, physical examination, chest X-ray, and blood tests for std's and HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
4. Unabridged Birth Certificates
Unabridged Birth Certificates are documents that contain the information of both the biological parents or guardians of an individual, as well as the full identification information of the individual. Persons who apply for a visa abroad need to submit an Unabridged Birth Certificate, together with your passport, depending on the host country's requirements.
Unabridged Birth Certificates need to be authenticated or “legalized”, the process of validating the authenticity of the document and document signatory. Click Here
5. Unabridged Marriage Certificates
An Unabridged Marriage Certificate, is a certificate which certifies that the union of two individuals was witnessed by eligible spectators. It also contains the details of both parties of the union, and confirms that the nuptials are legally permissable.
Unabridged Marriage Certificates are required for a visa application to confirm the validity of the marriage. Click Here To Legalize/Authenticate Your Marriage Certificate
If you are a member of a professional body in South Africa, it is advisable to register with the professional body of the host country.
The professional body of the host country will be able to furnish you with the finer details required to shift your career to your new country.
it is important to mention that it is your responsibility to enquire with the relevant Embassy in South Africa to ensure you have the correct documentation and what the requirements are.
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