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Tracy du Plessis started her career at The Department of Home Affairs in January 1989, where she worked for thirteen and a half years.  At the beginning of May 2002, she spread her wings and moved over to the private sector to work for an established relocation company, initially as the Immigration Manager and later as a Director, during which time she managed the SA and African Immigration divisions as well as the HR side of the business.

During her working career, she achieved a National Diploma in HR and Business Management and she was also the National Vice Chairperson of FIPSA (Forum for Immigration Practitioners SA) from October 2015 until October 2018, where she, together with the other FIPSA management team, worked vigorously towards forging relationships with various stakeholders, including The Department of Home Affairs, The Department of Trade and Industry and The Department of Labour.

After 16 and a half years, as of 1 December 2018, Tracy decided to work independently, managing her own immigration business, namely Swift Direct Services (Pty) Ltd.  Tracy is passionate about her clients and she strives to ensure that they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve and her objective is to make a positive contribution towards the lives of each and every client.

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Our practice areas

SA Temporary Residence Visas

Work, Study, Retirement, Exchange, Relative, Medical, Visitor and all other SA Visa categories.

SA Permanent Residence Permits

Five year marriage to a SA citizen/Permanent Resident, Parent or child of a SA citizen/Permanent Resident, Five year continuous work visa holder, Critical skills, Retirement, and all other SA PR categories.

Expungement of SA criminal records

Depending on the nature of the crime and on condition that 10 years has elapsed since the conviction date.

Legalisation / Apostille / Authentification of SA Documents

Birth and Marriage Certificates, SA Police Clearances, Educational Documentation and many more.

Schengen Visa Applications

Short-term holiday / tourism Visas.

SA citizenship applications

Decent, Naturalisation, Foreign birth registrations and many more.

General business

New Business Registrations.
UIF and PAYE registration for businesses.
VAT registration for businesses.
UIF and PAYE registration for employees.
Personal tax registration for employees

Commissioner Of Oaths

Verify that copies are true copies of originals, Sworn statements, Affidavits, etc.

Why choose Us

Excellent Track Record.

We set expectations immediately. If we do an assessment and find that we are unable to assist, we will advise you accordingly. We will not waste your and our time, nor your money.

Transparent Fees

All professional fees from beginning to end, is brought to your attention in the first instance. No hidden costs half way through the process.

Unparalleled Customer Service

We have a relentless commitment to satisfaction. We are thorough and we pay attention to detail. We go the extra mile. We are courteous, helpful and knowledgeable.


It depends on the country from which one holds a passport. There are a list of countries which are visa exempt for 30 and 90 days, for tourism purposes only.

Only if in possession of a valid and appropriate work visa.

A minimum investment amount of R5 million, unless a waiver has been issued by The Department of Home Affairs and a positive recommendation from The Department of Trade and Industry.

The child will qualify to apply for SA citizenship, once they attain the age of 18 and on condition that they have resided in SA since birth.

Only if they are able to prove a minimum monthly retirement income of R37 000,00.

An application for an extension must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the current visa expiry date.

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Immigration Update!

The latest Circular issued by The Department of Home Affairs in light of the backlog with regards to the processing of waiver and temporary residence visa applications, is summarised as follows:

Foreign nationals who had long term visas (whose visas have subsequently expired), who have waiver applications pending, with regards to work, business, study, relative, accompanying spouse and/or retirement visas, have been granted a temporary extension until 31 December 2023, to collect their outcomes and apply for the appropriate visas. This means that they may remain in SA, pending the outcome of their waiver applications and/or if they wish to travel out of SA, they may leave SA without being declared undesirable.

Foreign nationals who had long term visas (whose visas have subsequently expired), who have visa applications pending with regards to work, business, study, relative, accompanying spouse and/or retirement visas, have been granted a temporary extension of their current visa status, until 31 December 2023, This means that they may remain in SA, pending the outcome of their long term visa application and/or they may travel out of SA, without being declared undesirable. 

Non visa exempt nationals, will require visas in order to return to South Africa.

Short term visa holders (visitors visa holders), who have not yet received their visa extension outcomes, must make the necessary arrangements to leave SA, on or before 30 April 2023, to avoid being declared undesirable.

The above-mentioned concessions only applies to applications which were submitted prior to 31 March 2023.

Updated on 29 March 2023 


Immigration Update!

The latest Directive issued by The Department of Home Affairs, is summarized as follows:

With immediate effect, radiological reports are no longer required when applying for temporary residence visas and/or permanent residence permits. Furthermore, criminal record checks are only required from countries where the applicant has resided for longer than 12 months, since the age of 18, during the five years immediately preceding the visa or permit application.

Updated on 13 April 2023

Contact Details

Address :  8 Lubbe Street, Parow Valley, Cape Town
Landline Number : +27(0) 21 932 3106
Mobile : +27(0)82 977 4862
Email : tracy@swiftdirect.co.za
Website : www.swiftdirect.co.za

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