Requirements specific to Work Visa applications include a contract of employment, proof of qualification (confirmed by SAQA), an employer letter confirming permanent employment, proof of registration with a professional body, and testimonials from previous employers.
Business owners must provide documentation that includes a certificate from a chartered or professional accountant registered with SAICA and SAIPA respectively.
This confirms the owner has R5 million in cash and capital to invest in South Africa, a business plan for the Short- and Long-Term, and proof of registration with the relevant Professional Body, Board, or Council.
Visitors and Tourist Visa
There are Short- and Long-Term Visitor/Tourist South Africa Visas and each has different requirements. Short-Term Visitor/Tourist Visa applications require a completed BI-84 form, proof of short-term stay (a return airline ticket), and a statement confirming that you are in South Africa for leisure only, as well as the duration of your stay.
Long-Term Visitor/Tourist Visas cover extended stays by foreign journalists, visiting professors, and volunteers, for example. Each purpose has its requirements, but generally include documentation from the host and the visitor’s country of residence.
Study Visas are for minors attending school and tertiary students. Documentation requirements include an official acceptance letter, medical insurance, and proof of financial means.
Students can work up to 20 hours per week to supplement their income. Special permission isn’t necessary.
Should you wish to retire to South Africa you will need to supply documents to prove independent income, for example, pension confirmation.
Income must be at least R37,000 per month.
Medical and radiological reports are essential, as are a current passport and marriage certificate (if applicable).
Applications must include proof of accommodation.
Family and Partner Visas
Family members who are going to join you in South Africa need the following documentation; proof of relationship , including a marriage certificate, affidavit proving life partnership, and evidence such as joint accounts, photographs, and letters from friends.
This would include proof that their partner has the financial means to support them, and a letter of support from their partner who is a South African citizen, permanent resident, or main visa holder.
Permanent Residence Permit
The Permanent Residence Permit allows the holder various advantages, including security from future immigration law changes, entering the job market on equal grounds as a South African citizen, feeling at home in South Africa, and fewer banking and financial limitations.
Our South Africa visa and Immigration specialists will guide you through the Application Process, Step-by-Step.
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