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Posted by Daria_Ras
on 3 Oct 2018

I am about to move to SA with my husband and dog. We both have business visas. I am wondering about what identity document we can use to e.g. buy a car or rent a place. Is our passport with visa enough or do we need to apply for ID number in SA? 

I don't seem to find any information about this online. Thanks for any help.

Daria

tompitman on 8 Oct 2018 - 09:49
Hi Daria - a passport is fine. Obviously you'll need to open a bank account too. I'm not sure where you're coming from, but you'll find South Africa is very "first world" in most respects - in particular the banking system, buying a car, house rental...
Kay Morris-Robertson on 18 Feb 2021 - 08:13

Hi Daria,

I moved to SA from the UK and used these guys, you have to pay but they were super helpful: Tracy at Swift Direct.

If you are thinking of buying, building or renovating I used these guys: Kozmo Construction who focus on only expats, allow you to pay in your home currency.

Do you know where you want to live yet? Hope this helps.

Bronwyn

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