Application for formal emigration and tax clearance certificate

Emigration from South Africa requires an application to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS). 

Emigrating from South Africa formalises your exit with the SARB from South Africa for exchange control purposes. The applicant has to have an emigration tax clearance certificate from the SARS for this application.

Creative CFO can help with this process and will:

  • Assist with completion of the South Africa Reserve Bank form (MP336(b))
  • Assist with the completion of an asset and liabilities register 
  • Assist with the collection of required supporting documentation
  • Act as liaison and submit the completed application to your Authorised Dealer i.e. local South African bank

Application to SARS is required to obtain a tax clearance certificate for emigration. This applicant has to show they have commenced the application with the SARB as part of the supporting documentation required.

Creative CFO can help with this process and will:

  • Assist with documentation gathering
  • Request a tax clearance certificate for emigration via the SARS Tax Compliance Status System

Example of documents required (please note this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Statement of assets and liabilities for the previous three tax years
  • Confirmation of no South African income or employment 
  • Certified copy of ID 
  • Confirmation of South African Bank Closure 
  • Confirmation that all SARS tax submissions have been completed till the current year of emigration application 
  • Stamped & Authorised MP336 form
  • Foreign tax residence certificate confirming current tax residence

Please ensure you do not have any outstanding tax returns and do not owe any money to SARS in order for us to proceed.

An application can take approximately 6 weeks from the date of submission.

When you check out you may select a quantity of 1 and we will get in touch with a confirmation of what information we will need from you to get started.

** Please note that our fees do not include the fees charged by the Authorised Dealer