Why should I apply for Permanent Residence in South Africa?
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.
As a Permanent Residence holder, you are also furnished with an RSA ID number, easing multiple administrative activities. Your immediate family and spouse can join you may accompany you. If your spouse would like to work, they may apply for permission to do so.
Currently, the Permanent Residence Permit allows for a path to citizenship. If this changes in the near future, please be sure to look out for updates on this page.
Study Visa and ICT Visa holders do not qualify for Permanent Residence.