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  1. Bundy there is no tax implication, assuming you are not tax resident in SA. If you were, it could be a donation but the donation and not the remittance, triggers donations tax May I suggest you ensure the correct BoP (balance of payment) code is used. if you send the funds to your own bank account in SA, using BoP Code 511/7, you can later remit the same amount back to SA. This assumes they will repay and its not a loan If they have no ability to repay and do not have a SA bank account send to their account and use code 401 being gifts If you wish send me an email to capetown@currencyassist.com and we can assist with the process. I will ask our Divan to take good care of you
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  2. We applied in July 2018 and are also feeling very disappointed about the lack of information and the lengthy waiting time. We also thought it would take 3-4 years - which was a long time, but manageable. However, the goal posts have been moved so many times even before Covid, that I think 5-7 years could be optimistic. Unless there is a change of policy in our favour we're in for a very long wait. Unfortunately, as we get older passing medicals could become an issue 😞
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  3. Has anyone been following the enquiry into visas, including parent visas? https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Legal_and_Constitutional_Affairs/FamilyandPartnerVisas You can watch the recent hearing here: https://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=546410&operation_mode=parlview I must say, I am feeling a little despondent. We applied in 2018, and at the time we expected about 3 to 4 years wait. At this rate, we have another 5 to 7 years to wait... thanks to the department decreasing processing visas for all parents to half what it was before the pandemic... and yet ramping up partner visas. Very disappointing.
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