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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 currently under level 1 lockdown.

We have the following updates on the services we offer during the lockdown period:

DIRCO – OPEN: The DIRCO offices are open to apostille, but with slower functionality. We have to book appointment for submissions and collections. When we receive your instruction we will advise on turnaround times.

SAPS Pretoria for police clearance certificates – OPEN

Notary – OPEN

Translations – OPEN

Courts – OPEN

SAQA – OPEN

VFS – OPEN

The Department of Home Affairs have advised, by published Directive, that foreign nationals will not be penalised on their visa conditions as long as the expiry of the visa is a result of the lockdown. All COVID affected visas are deemed to be valid until 31 January 2021.

The Department of Home Affairs: Civic Affairs – OPEN

SA EMBASSIES – Most are opening 1 October 2020, some may be a few days late to open

FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN SA – Most are opening 1 October 2020, some may be a few days late to open

Please feel free to call or email us with regards to the services and support we can provide for you during the lockdown period.

Please note that all of the above is subject to change without notice. We will post updates as and when we receive clarification.

Keep safe and Godspeed during these difficult times.