South Africa Retired Persons Visa

South Africa Retired Persons Visa

How we can help you obtain a South Africa Retired Persons 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

A retired person’s visa may be issued to foreign nationals who wish to retire in South Africa, provided that the foreign national complies with the financial requirements provided for in the Act and Regulations.

The foreign national must be able to show income in the form of:

  • The right to a pension or an irrevocable annuity or retirement account which will generate the prescribed minimum income of ZAR 37,000.00* (or currency equivalent)  per month (per person if married) for the rest of their life; or
  • A minimum prescribed net worth providing an income of ZAR 37,000.00* (or currency equivalent) per month (per person if married).

(*Subject to change at any time without notice).

Retired Person’s visas are issued for a maximum period of four years and may be renewed.

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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



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.