Immigration Accountant Licence

Get authorised to perform a specialised service as set by the National Qualifications Framework Act, 67 of 2008.


As a SAIBA licensed practitioner you will:

  • Stand out from the crowd and hence be able to attract more clients.
  • Be able to accept referrals from other non-specialist accountants and in this way diversify your client composition to include business clients and other accountants.
  • Be offered a specialist work at a higher fee than normal accounting work providing a much higher profit margin per hour of service delivered.

*SAIBA provides guides that are available as part of your preparation. Any recommended textbooks and webinars are an additional cost for your own expense.


The objective of this licence is to equip Business Accountants in Practice to:

  • To establish standards on the BAP(SA)’s professional responsibilities when an engagement to perform agreed-upon procedures regarding on the application of a Business Visa in terms of sections 14(1)(a) and (2)(b) of the Immigration Regulations (as amended) under the Immigration Act, No. 13 of 2002, is undertaken, and on the form and content of the report that the BAP(SA) issues in connection with such an engagement.
  • To obtain the licence you need to provide evidence of competence in the specialist area. This evidence is presented by passing an exam. The exam is set by an independent industry expert and accredited by SAIBA.


The following pricing apply: R2,500.00
Annual renewal fee from R1,500.00
The License does not form part of a subscription package.
Any recommended textbooks and webinars are an additional cost for your own expense.

Please ensure that you comply with the requirements listed within the products. No refunds will be made should you not comply with the requirements. If you are unsure whether you comply, please contact

No incorrect purchases will be refunded.


Study unit 1


  • International standards on related services 4400
Study unit 2

Objective of an agreed-upon procedures Engagements

Study unit 3

General principles of an Agreed-upon Engagements

Study unit 4

Defining the Terms of Engagement

Study unit 5

The BAP(SA) should plan the work so that an effective engagement will be performed

Study unit 6

The BAP(SA) should documents matters which are important in providing evidence to support the report of factual findings

Study unit 7

Procedures and Evidence

  • The BAP(SA) should carry out the procedures agreed upon
Study unit 8

The report on an agreed upon procedures engagement needs to describe the purpose

Study unit 9

Illustration of an Engagement letter

Study unit 10

Appendix 2

  • Illustrated Report


The entry requirements to enroll are as follows:

  • a BAP(SA) (SAIBA designation) OR an equivalent designation with another professional body equivalent at NQF level 7 plus SAIBA ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP together with
  • a minimum of 3 years of general accountancy experience.

Should you lack the 3 years of general accountancy experience you will have the following options:

  • Enroll manually by contacting, but a certificate will NOT be issued upon completion (enrollment at the same price).
  • Apply for an exemption via our Educational Committee based on your practical experience (contact Should the committee approve your experience to be in line with the requirements for the BAP (SA) designation and you successfully obtain the BAP (SA) designation, you will be able to enroll and receive the certificate on successful completion. Should you lack the core subjects required to obtain a BAP (SA) designation, you can upskill and obtain your missing subjects (non-degree purposes). Read more here: HTTPS://SAIBA.ACADEMY/QUALIFY/


By enrolling in this exam preparation course, you will be provided with:

  • Reference to the recommended textbook
  • Knowledge assessments per study unit
  • Case study as final exam


The successful completion of the course contributes to 70 hours CPD of which 25% (17 hours) can be claimed as allocation towards your accounting CPD hours, based on SAIBA’s CPD policy that CPD should be weighed according to different categories/topics.


Click here to view the Prospectus:
Immigration Accountant

R 2500 VAT Incl.

Additional Course Information

Category License
Accredited SAIBA
Verifiable CPD Hours 70
Non-verifiable CPD Hours N/A
Effort 70 hours
Duration 70 hours
Format Self-study
Level NQF Level 7
Assessment Yes
Study Material Yes
Course Date
SKU LIC200002L Categories ,

Who should attend?

Business Accountant in Practice (SA)

Certified Business Accountants (SA)

Certified Financial Officer (SA)

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This event is included in the following subscription packages:

If you are not a subscriber, you need to purchase the event as a stand-alone event or subscribe to a SAIBA subscription package.

How to subscribe

Subscribers pay less for their CPD points.
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