Black Pen Immigration


About Black Pen Immigration

We are a group of South African and German specialists who facilitate the entire process of immigration for corporate clients that source employees from around the world. Organizations in various sectors trust us to efficiently eliminate unnecessary hassles and minimize the the associated costs of acquiring the requisite visas. We are a truly cosmopolitan and multilingual team, providing support in English, German, isiXhosa and Afrikaans. We believe that this makes our services more accessible and enables us to have a more comprehensive understanding of our clients’ needs.

Our high success rate is attributable to our intimate understanding of the South African immigration environment and extensive global experience in the field. As regulations become more complex, we ensure that our advice encompasses more than just an outline of options, but also offers updated solutions that are consistent with current requirements and trends. Through the years our specialist team has been working closely with the Department of Home Affairs and VFS Global, who manage the administrative tasks related to issuing visas and passports for the South African government among others. We have thus managed to optimize the entire immigration process for our clients, helping them to seamlessly navigate its different connected parts.

The team is headed up founder, Nora Dawud. After completing her law studies in Tübingen and Bonn (Germany), Nora gained experience as a German attorney and worked for the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht). In addition to this experience, she went on to further her studies and obtained her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

She is now actively involved in South African immigration and International Trade Law. Nora is the author of the publication in CISG and al Shari’a: “Problems with the Enforceability of Article 78 of the CISG in Arab countries”, she has also written several additional publications for newspapers and magazines. As a highly accomplished and dynamic immigration lawyer, Nora Dawud continues to be a leading figure in South African immigration and International Trade law.

Nora holds a dual citizenship and continuously assists many foreigners to achieve their aspiration of living, working and settling in South Africa. She is particularly focused on the acquisition of all work visas and residence permits for clients from all over the world. Her clientele consists of individuals and international companies.

In addition, Nora is also a Sworn Translator, Commissioner of Oaths ex officio, certified NLP Practitioner as well as a Biometric Officer.


“I have engaged Blackpen Immigration regarding a number of complex visa requirements for potential employees on a global basis.  Nora and her team have always provided prompt, professional and outstanding advice. Without a doubt the top immigration services company in Africa.” – Daniel Guasco (Chairman/CEO/Investor/Advisor)

Services We Offer:

• Critical Skills Visa
• Intra-Company Transfer Visa
• Corporate Visa
• General Work Visa
• Business and Entrepreneur Visa
• Retired Persons Visa
• Spousal and Life Partner Visa
• Accompanying Minors
• Study Visa
• Volunteer Visa
• Extension of Visitors Visas
• Permanent Residence