Category Archives: In the Media

Landmark Judgement to Affect Immigration Laws with Regard to Spouses 

A precedent-setting judgement focusing on South Africa’s new immigration regulations could see foreigners with tourist visas who are living here with South African partners being given spousal visas without having to return to their home countries to apply for the … Continue reading

Craig Smith addresses the new White Paper on International Migration in the South Africa

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He’s Mos Def not leaving

Yasiin Bey was released on an R5000 bail, after being arrested by South African police. Bey caused a large scene when he was being arrested, his wife had to try calm him down. “Top local immigration Layer Craig Smith in … Continue reading

Rapper not allowed to exit South Africa

Yasin Bey, better known as Mos Def, had to appear in the magistrates court in Bellville for three charges regarding the Immigration act of South Africa. After being denied entry back into his home country, he comes into more issues … Continue reading

Standing firm on Mos Def

The American Rapper and Actor, Mos Def was arrested for having an unrecognised World Passport, when he attempted to leave the country. After further investigations, Mos Def’s wife, Mother and four Children were ordered to depart the country. Craig Smith … Continue reading

My 37-day airport hell

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.

Frail US dad in fight to stay in SA with family

Home affairs deny a 59 year old American man, Mike Rubesch, from living in South Africa. Due to him having a drunken driving charge in his name, from America. Craig Smith helps Mike and his family stay together, by filing … Continue reading

New immigration rules tear family apart

After coming back home from Namibia. Brent Johnson had to say goodbye to his lovely wife Louise Johnson, after being detained for over 6 hours at the Cape Town airport. The Johnson family immigration attorney, Craig Smith, fought the fact … Continue reading

‘Undesirable’ mom felt like a criminal

After living in Cape Town for 11 years, Louise Johnson came into issues with Home Affairs. Being contained for hours with no Medicine for her heart issues and after being seperated from her family for over a month. The high … Continue reading

Zim man takes Home Affairs to court after arrest

South African immigration offices have this Zimbabwean man arrested, Trust Chepesani, due to having a job that was not on his Visa. He now fights to stay in South Africa with his 2 week old baby and Craig Smith fights … Continue reading