Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical requirements to sign a lease are:

• Valid passport
• Residence permit
• Proof of employment

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1-2 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of the unit.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

The agent’s rental commission is typically paid by the landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.

 

School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include:

• Enrollment fee
• Tuition fees

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer, check, and cash are acceptable methods of payment.

 

Obtaining a Driver’s License

Requirements

SADC or International driver’s licenses are accepted. If you have any other license (especially if you drive on the right side of the road in the country where you obtained the license), you will have to go for re-examination for competence purposes.

Additional Notes

The international driver’s license is issued by the country of origin.

 

Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Valid passport
• Work permit
• Proof of address
• Confirmation of employment / income

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed same day.