Relative (Family) Visas & Permits South Africa
An application for Permanent Residency under the auspices of a Relative (family) Visa can be made as long as the applicant is a child, spouse, parent, or life partner of a Permanent Residency holder and/South African citizen.
Under the South African Immigration Act, foreigners can apply for Permanent Residency on the basis of first or second kinship of a Permanent Residence holder/ South African citizen, provided that the applicant can successfully prove that they are directly related to the Permanent Resident holder or South African citizen.
Relative (Family) Visas & Permits South Africa Requirements:
The South African Department of Home Affairs will only grant permission for Temporary Visas to be issued when the applicant in question can prove they are either of first or second kinship. A Temporary Visa is only valid for 2 years and the sponsor in question must provide evidence that they can support the applicant throughout that time.
Applicants must prove that they are financially independent and are sponsored by a relative who is already a Permanent Resident or a citizen of South Africa.
An application for Permanent Residency under the auspices of a Relative Permit can be made as long as the applicant is a child, spouse, parent, or life partner of a permanent resident and/or South African citizen.
It is important to take note of the fact that a decision taken to engage in the route of permanent immigration takes significantly longer to achieve than for a Temporary Visa, and as a result the decision is frequently made to enter the country on a Temporary Visitor’s Visa and then to begin to process of applying for a Permanent Residency Visa.
Should you have any questions regarding the Relative (Family) Visa/ Permit, please feel free to contact one of our experienced immigration consultants.