Permanent Residence

South African Permanent Residence

South Africa encourages permanent residency if you are serious about staying in South Africa on a long terms permanent basis there are many categories you can apply under.

  • Hold a General Work Visa for five years and have a permanent job offer.
  • Hold a Relative’s Visa sponsored by an immediate family member.
  • Hold a Critical Skills Visa and have 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Be in a proven life partner relationship for five years
  • Be married to an SA Spouse for at least five years.
  • Have held Refugee Asylum Status for five years.
  • Hold a Business Visa.
  • Receive a monthly income of R37,000 through Pension or Retirement Annuity
  • Have a net asset worth of R12m and payment to Home Affairs of R120,000

Visa Categories

Fill out the enquiry form on the right, to give us more information on your current status. Once we have all your information, we can assess whether or not you will qualify for the requested visa.

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28. May. 2024 SA MIGRATION ,NANDUTU AND OTHERS V MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS

Change of status from Visitor’s Visa now allowed for spouses and children of South African citizens and permanent residents meaning you can from a tourist visa to spouse or relatives visa

Spouses and children of South African (SA) citizens and permanent residents were prohibited from changing their Visitor’s Visas, used to enter South Africa, to other types of longer term visas, for example relative’s visas, study visas and work visas. These applicants had to travel abroad (to their home countries, although they perceived SA as their home country) file the required longer term visa application at the South African Mission, obtain the visa and then return to South Africa. This meant in practice that families were torn apart, the spouses’ right to cohabitation and children’s rights to dignity were infringed whilst the visa formalities had to be met. V.5405

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