SARS - Emigration tax clearance certificate 

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

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.

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 this application does not include emigration application to the SARB and must be purchased separately in order to complete a full emigration.

We suggest purchasing a SARS deregistration together with this product.