Craig Smith was admitted as a South African attorney in 1997 and founded Craig Smith & Associates, a professional immigration law firm in Cape Town and South Africa, practicing exclusively in the field of immigration that includes applications for visas and permanent residency applications and immigration related matters in the Magistrates and High Courts of South Africa.
Craig is one of the very few select immigration lawyers in South Africa, if not the only lawyer, that personally appears and argues in the High Courts against the Department of Home Affairs throughout South Africa with unparalleled success.
As a result his achievements in South African immigration law, he enjoys much publicity and a high profile amongst media houses, national and international radio, print media and television broadcasters on current developments surrounding the practice of immigration in South Africa.
Craig is at forefront of technical legal and constitutional matters, often challenging the immigration laws for the benefit of all industry players and foreigners alike in visas and permanent residence permit matters.
Craig is recognized by his fellow legal peers as one of the leading immigration lawyers in South Africa and sought after as a result of his immigration expertise.
Craig Smith in the media
Meizhu Chen was detained at the airport, while her husband was allowed through. She was denied seeing her husband for over 37 days, with only R90 to buy food and drink per day of being detained.
"From the 1st of June, children below the age of 18 travelling into and out of SA will have to carry a full unabridged birth certificate." Tumisho Grater - CNBC Africa Anchor: South Africa's new visa regulations came into effect today. The regulations will...
“We are now going to deal with the principal provision that gives the immigration officers the right to declare an undesirable person.”