personal allowances - transferring funds

Need to move money from South Africa?

Funds transfers from South Africa are subject to exchange control regulations, as governed by the South African Reserve Bank. A breach of regulations is deemed a criminal offence and subject to penalties. How to make sure you're doing it right first time? Talk to the experts.

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Where you live, will determine how much money you may move:

  outside South Africa:   in South Africa:
  R4M in each calendar year using your:
  • Foreign Investment Allowance(R4M)
  • Discretionary Allowance(R1M) in the year you leave South Africa
  R5M each calendar year using:
  • Foreign Investment Allowance(R4M)
  • Discretionary Allowance(R1M)

Terms and conditions

  • over 18 years of age
  • an active tax record with SARS
  • a tax clearance certificate (not required for the Discretionary Allowance)
  • in possession of a South African ID document
  • South African Reserve Bank application

We take care of: SARS tax requirements; Reserve Bank documentation; special Reserve Bank application to move funds exceeding the limits as listed above.


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