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Foreign architects are permitted to register and practice independently in South Africa. Provising that you have a work permit, the registration procedure is the same as for local architects.

Documentation required will include:

- recognised degree in architecture

- identity documents

- proof of current registration in home country

- proof of financial situation

- proof of employment (if available)

The SAIA strongly recommends that foreign architects form joint ventures/ associations with local architects.

The South African Institute of Architects SAIA
Private Bag X10063
Randburg 2125
T: +27 11 782 1315
F: +27 11 782 8771

South African Council of Architects
First Floor
Lakeside Place
Cnr Ernest Oppenheimer and Queen Street
Bruma Johannesburg
T: +27 11 417 0900
F: +27 11 615 4819


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