Applying for a South African Visa
South Africa immigration system offers many visa and permit types, Like South African visas are providing a flow of: South African Visas, Work Permits, Family Visas, Other Permits and Business permits. Extensions are potential in all visas and permits.
We have represented hundreds of customers for their Permanent Residency in Immigration to South Africa cases and acquired visas for South Africa.
How to Apply for a South African Visa
Important information about South African Visas
(Latest & Important information about South African Visas AS PER SOUTH AFRICAN NEW IMMIGRATION & VISA POLICY - 2014 / 2015 )
Visitors’ visas are for international travelers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.
South Africa Immigration Service has an expert team of immigration consultants and certified Home Affairs practitioners. The team has the latest knowledge on immigration legislation and has been well established researched information on expected relocation procedures and changes.
South Africa Visas
A visa simply indicates that your application has been reviewed at a South African embassy, mission or consulate and that the consular officer has determined you are eligible to enter the country for a specific purpose.
The visa will allow you to travel to a South African port of entry where an immigration official will then determine if you are allowed to enter South Africa and for how long you can stay for that particular visit. Visitors are restricted to the activity or reason for which their visas were issued.
On entry to South Africa, a visa is considered to be a visitor's permit. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country and will be set out under the heading "conditions" on the visa label. You must ensure that you apply for the correct visa/permit. Entry in the country may be refused if the purpose of a visit was not correctly stated.
Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country, and the requirements are subject to change. As each application is treated as an individual case, and you should make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad or any office of the Department of Home Affairs to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa.
Remember that there is a fee charged for issuing a visa, and you should check the cost of the office as well as this is updated annually. The fee is payable in distinguishing currencies in different countries.
Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country.
South African visitors’ visas may be granted for:
visits to family or friends and also for tourism purposes
spouseto join a spouse who is in South Africa on a work or study permit
children to join parents who are in South Africa on work or study permit
fiancée/ fiancé to join his or her partner with the intention of marrying within 90 days
study purposes (max stay 3-months)
charitable or voluntary activity
to work in the production of a movie or show (i.e. in the entertainment industry)
for medical purposes (max stay 3-months)
South Africa Visas
Visa Options: Business Visa, Work Visa, Family Visa, Retired Visa, Partners Visa, Visa Relatives, Study Visa.
South Africa Immigration Service has an expert team of immigration advisors and certified Home Affairs practitioners. The team has nicely created studied information on expected relocation processes and changes and has the latest knowledge on immigration legislation.
South Africa Visa
In a shifting landscape of regulatory updates not even the language for a South Africa Visa is set in stone. Historically, a 'South Africa Visa" referred to a short-term visit for either vacation or company. The most-recent regulations (slowly being executed) have seen various 'permits as they were referred to) become visas. Confused, please see our below information, which should lead you to the correct info on the South Africa Visa most suitable to your needs.
Visas and Permits for Immigration to South Africa
Immigration to South Africa means applying for a visa. Licenses and these visas are issued by the Department of Home Affairs for immigrants seeking immigration to South Africa.
The type of visa or immigration permit, that immigrants should apply for is dictated by the task they want to undertake when they relocate to South Africa.
The various visa and permit alternatives for immigration to South Africa
Below are intros to the primary distinct kinds of licenses and visas, which could be applied for when seeking immigration to South Africa.
South Africa Visa alternatives for immigration (long-term and temporary)
What South Africa Visa is the most appropriate if you want to work in South Africa?
Applying for a work permit as a way of immigration to South Africa is achieved via one of the types of the work permit. In essence, the primary motivation behind the Department Of Home Affairs regulations, concerning the issuance of such permits and visas, is the fact that it meets (1) Any ability shortage that may exist in South Africa or (2) A business's conditions to relocate particular skilled staff on a temporary basis to their South African operations. To find out more about the four kinds of work visa and, which may best be suited to your circumstances, please contact us.
What South Africa Visa is most suitable if you wish to establish a company in South Africa?
For entrepreneurs and business people looking forward to creating and run their own company after Immigration to South Africa. The regulations for all these visas were created to encourage investment into South Africa as well as create employment for South Africans.
What South Africa Visa is most appropriate if you want to retire to South Africa?
Retired Person visa.
As an ever more popular destination for retirees, with its many interests and exceptional value for money, the immigrant retiree is welcomed by South Africa. These visas are made for immigrants who seek immigration to South Africa for their retirement years, or really a number of the year in South Africa. To find out more regarding retired person visa and visas' contact us.
What South Africa Visa is most appropriate if you wish to study in South Africa?
South Africa is a well-known destination for foreign pupils and has some world-renowned learning universities. Edges include the relatively low cost of studying fees and the lower living expenses. Contact us about obtaining study visas "
What South Africa Visa is the most suitable if you want to join your spouse who is South African in South Africa?
Visa spousal and Life Partner
Partners and life partners of South African citizens and permanent residency holders are allowed to come and reside on the foundation of their relationship in South Africa. Couples move show they've been married, or jointly for a 5-year period of time, to make an application for permanent residency. Applications may be made for temporary residency before this age. If the accompanying spouse or life partner wishes begin an own business or to take up employment, the good news is that an endorsement may be applied for. Contact us "
What South Africa Visa is the most appropriate if you want to join your South African partner (unmarried) in South Africa?
Life Partner Visa
What South Africa Visa is the most appropriate if you want to join a relative (parent, child) in South Africa?
The visa of relative extends to second family for applications that are impermanent and first kin for permanent residency applications. As an example daughter or a son may make an application for long-term and temporary residency whereas a brother or sister may only make an application for temporary residency. To find out more on relative visa contact us "
What South Africa Visa is the most appropriate in case you are a company seeking to recruit several foreigners to work in South Africa?
A incorporated permit is designed for South African based businesses, which are experiencing trouble in recruiting the employees relatives demand from within South Africa. It enables them to make demo and get permission from Home Affairs to recruit, on mass, foreigners with the necessary abilities to fill these places."
What South Africa Visa is most suitable if you wish to transfer a number of existing staff members to your South African operation from abroad?
South Africa Visa advice for short term stays such as vacations
who should apply for a South African Visa?
Specific tourists, business visitors, interns and volunteer workers require a South Africa visa to enter and remain in South Africa. Whether you want a visa or not to entry and remain in South Africa as a tourist depends upon which country you are from.