How do I apply for a study visa?
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What do I have to do if my study visa expires?
If the expiry date of your permit has passed and you have not applied for a renewal in time, you are required to write a detailed letter to the department of Home Affairs explaining why you have not applied for a renewal in due time. This letter must be submitted to the Department of Home Affairs together with your application for renewal of your study permit.
If I have written a South African matriculation, but I am not a South African citizen, do not have permanent residence and have had a study visa for school, do I need a study permit for university?
Yes, even if your school study permit is still valid, you must re-apply for a permit which is for university study only. The earlier permit is not transferable. This also applies to students who change universities. You can only study at Wits with a study permit that clearly states ?to study at Wits?.
If I have a valid workvisa, do I need a study visa?
In the past an endorsement was issued, due to new interpretation by the Department of Home Affairs we advise that you contact the WIO for the latest interpretation.
When can I apply for my study visa?
You are required to apply to study at Wits first. If your application is successful, the Faculty will send you a letter of provisional offer. You may then apply for a study permit from your nearest SA High Commissioner, Consulate, Embassy or Trade Mission.
What documents do I need to get registered at Wits as a refugee student?
You need to show proof that you have a valid refugee permit. Refugee students are not required to have a study permit or medical aid cover. This also applies to Asylum Seekers.
What happens if I get permanent residence?
You need to notify the Wits International Office immediately. Please bring your passport (a copy of the page containing the permanent residence stamp is needed) and your original permanent residence certificate in order for the Wits International Office to change your status on the university system