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Immigration Accounting

To inform participants how to perform agreed upon engagements when assisting business immigrants to obtain business visas from the Department of Home Affairs.

R 475
Category Accounting
Accredited SAIBA
CPD Hours 2
Effort 2 Hours
Duration 2 Hours
Format Webinar
Level N/A
Assessment Yes
Supervised No
Pre-Entry No
Tuition Optional
Study Material No

What you will learn

By the end of this event the participant should: 

  • Understand the requirements of the Immigration Act; 
  • Know the role of qualifying accountants in Business Visa applications; 
  • Understand the requirements of ISRS 4400 on AUP engagements; and  
  • Know how to become a licensed Immigration Accountant. 

Study Units

Section 15 and Regulation 14 of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002

How to perform an engagement to issue a certificate for Business Visa applications:

  • Engagement letters; 
  • Engagement procedures; 
  • ISRS 4400 - Objective of an Agreed-Upon Procedure Engagement; 
  • Proposed revision of ISRS 4400.  
  • Code of conduct and quality control. 

Partnering with Visa Consultants

Finding foreign clients

Other services to provide to successful Business Visa applicants


Who should attend 

The following persons will benefit from attending this webinar: 

  • Professional Accountants including: CA(SA),PA(SA) and BAP(SA); 
  • Registered auditors (RA); 
  • Company secretaries; 
  • Accounting officers. 
  • Tax practitioners. 
  • Immigration and Visa consultants. 


The Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002, was amended on the 29th of November 2018. Section 15 and Regulation 14 of the Act state the requirements for an investing foreigner to obtain a Business Visa.  

Immigration accountants perform the important role of issuing certificates required by foreign investors to successfully apply for Business Visas with the Department of Home Affairs. This role requires the accountant to adhere to guidelines provided by the International Standard on Related Services 4400 (ISRS 4400) on how to perform agreed-upon procedure engagements. 

Maya Nikolova BAP(SA), MTP(SA), B Com Accounting, PG Dip Tax is an expert in this sphere and we have invited her to present a webinar on what is involved in immigration accounting as well as how one can become a licensed immigration accountant.  





Maya Nikolova, BAP(SA) MTP(SA) B Com Accounting, PG Dip Tax 

Maya is an Accountant and Registered Tax Practitioner with a demonstrated professional history in the financial accounting and tax industry for over 20 years.