In South Africa, life partnerships must have lasted for at least two years for them to be recognised.
Partners must prove their commitment to the relationship when they apply for the South Africa Family and Partner visa.
All Required Application Forms can be found at our Immigration Resources
- They need a formal notarial agreement, which includes different types of information.
- For instance, they must state that they intend the relationship to be permanent.
- Spouse and Life Partner Visa Applications require pictures of the spouse/life partner and the Applicant.
- Dependent visa applications must also say that the relationship is limited to the couple and that there is a mutual understanding of support.
- Our IBN Immigration Solutions consultants will advise you about additional forms and immigration costs when submitting your Partner/Family Visa Application.
Note: The requirements for a Spousal Visa and a Partner Visa differ, depending on whether the spouse/partner is a South African citizen or a long-term visa holder.
South Africa recognises same-sex marriages.
The requirements and types of documentation of the relationship are the same as in heterosexual marriages.
Immigration documentation required in South Africa includes proof that your spouse or life partner has the financial means to support you and a letter of support from your spouse or life partner who is a citizen, permanent resident, or primary visa holder.
If an endorsement is necessary, the spouse or life partner must include forms regarding intended activities while in South Africa. The fortunate thing about the South Africa Family and Partner Visa is that should they want to work, they don’t have to meet the requirements of those who apply for a Work Visa.