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South Africa Relatives Visa

South Africa Relatives Visa

How we can help you obtain a South Africa Relatives Visa

Consultation by face to face meeting, Skype or telephone

Advice on the correct category of working visa

Checklist of visa requirements

Preparation of supporting documents

Assistance with preparation of a first application at the embassy or an extension in South Africa

Discussions on alterative visa options and future visa strategy

Explanation of options for spouses and children

A Relatives Visa applies to a foreign national that is:

  • Married to a South African citizen
  • In a permanent life partner relationship with a South African citizen (applicable to heterosexual and homosexual relationships)
  • The brother or sister of a South African citizen
  • The child of a South African citizen

Married to a South African Citizen

Spouses of South African citizens can apply for a Relatives Visa. On this visa the foreign national is not allowed to take up employment or start a business.

If the foreign national decides to take up employment or start a business an application must be made for authorisation and this application can be done in South Africa. Click here for more information on applying for the authorisation…

The South African citizen must provide the prescribed financial assurance which is currently income of ZAR 8,500.00 per month (subject to change at any time without notice).

The Relatives visa will can be issued for a maximum period of 2 years and can be renewed.

The foreign national may qualify for Permanent Residence if they have been married for more than five years.

Unmarried Permanent Life Partner

Life Partners of South African citizens can apply for a Relatives Visa. On this visa the foreign national is not allowed to take up employment or start a business.

If the foreign national decides to take up employment or start a business an application must be made for authorisation and this application can be done in South Africa. Click here for more information on applying for the authorisation…

The couple must prove co-habitation and co-dependence for a minimum period of 2 years before applying for the Relatives Visa.

The couple will have to show that the parties are in a committed monogamous relationship.

The South African citizen must provide the prescribed financial assurance which is currently income of ZAR 8,500.00 per month (subject to change at any time without notice).

The Relatives visa will can be issued for a maximum period of 2 years and can be renewed.

The foreign national may qualify for Permanent Residence if they can prove that their relationship has been in existence for more than five years. 

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Dear Client,

South Africa is in a Presidential ordered “lockdown” until 16 April 2020.

  • DIRCO, SAQA, VFS and the Courts are closed.
  • The Department of Home affairs is working on skeleton staff, we expect no movement on new or pending applications.
  • The DHA have advised that foreign nationals will not be penalised on their visa conditions as long as the breach of visa conditions is a result of the lockdown.
  • The SAPS police clearance department, currently, is open and accepting, processing and issuing police clearances. This is subject to change at any time.

Please feel free to call or email us with regards to the services and support we can provide for you during the lockdown period. Our office remains open with staff working remotely respecting and adhering to Government directives.

We will post updates as and when we receive clarification on our usual product offering.