Who We Are

EIC is a Johannesburg based immigration consultancy which has been established to assist individuals, families and corporates in preparing and submitting all immigration related applications for South Africa.

01. Experience

Our firm is led by Richard Eiberg (LLB), who has over 27 years of experience in the immigration environment and is recognised as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable immigration professionals in the country.

02. Knowledge

We ensure that all temporary and permanent residency applications are crafted in the most professional and compliant manner in order to achieve the most favourable outcomes.

03. Dedication

We strive to achieve a 100% success rate with our applications and appeals, in a manner that is time and cost efficient for our clients.

Temporary Residence

There are many types of temporary residence visas that one can apply for, depending on your needs and your ability to meet the requirements.

Permanent Residence

A permanent residence permit may be issued to a qualifying applicant that is able to meet the requirements set for the specific category of permit applied for.


In almost all instances, a citizenship application may only be submitted once an individual has acquired permanent residence status and has been a permanent resident for at least 5 years.


An appeal can be submitted against any negative decision received from the Department of Home Affairs where such decision materially and adversely affects the rights of the individual.

Declarations of Undesirability

Declarations of undesirability are most commonly issued by the Department for travellers that have overstayed the validity periods of their visas whilst in South Africa.

Letters of Good Cause

A foreigner that is unable to renew their visa on time whilst in South Africa will find themselves in the difficult position of not having a current status in the Republic.


The Department of Home Affairs is an organ of state, and therefore all litigation regarding the Department needs to be lodged at the High Court.

Outbound Assistance

EIC is primarily a South African Immigration Consultancy assisting clients, but our firm does have networks of Immigration professionals from many parts of the world.

It was such a relief to have Richard dealing with my immigration to South Africa! He communicated clearly throughout the process and was easily approachable when I had questions. I have already recommended Richard on to others who are working on immigrating to South Africa, and will continue to do so! He is highly capable and clearly does his job to the best of his ability.

Alysse S

Excellent, fast, efficient. Definitely highly recommended. I had to renew my little sister's study permit for her matric. Richard guided me through the whole process, even made a booking for us for the collection.

Rommel Otoke

On the immigration road, 1000 people have 1001 memories of bitter sweetness. My happiness came with attorney Mr Richard whose rich expertise, great experiences and spirit of professionalism ensured all my immigrate applications came out with pleasant results. I am very grateful that I met the right person who is Attorney Richard! Best regards!

Lu Lan

Had a wonderful experience with Richard with the visa application for my husband and 2 of my brother in law. Very efficient, had all the paperwork in order, pays attention to detail. All 3 application were approved. Very professional, would definitely recommend them for any visa paperwork. Thank you. Kind Regards!

Sania Ahmed

After numerous attempts and failures to get a trustworthy and understanding immigration lawyer, we eventually came across Richard. The best contact we could possibly receive. Richard has been absolutely amazing throughout this stressful and ongoing process. Not only offering a service but being a constant support to myself and my fiancé. Great service, great communication and full commitment towards what he does. We would 100% recommend his services.

Tayla Scott and Tresor Pupanga

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