How we can help you obtain a South Africa Permanent Residence Permit
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
The holder of a permanent residence permit has all the rights, privileges, duties and obligations of a citizen, save for those rights, privileges, duties and obligations which a law or the Constitution explicitly ascribes to citizenship.
Permanent residence holders do not have to apply for authorisation to work, start a business or study.
The holder of a permanent residence permit may obtain a Non-South African identity book.
A permanent residence permit is issued on condition that the holder is not a prohibited or an undesirable person.
The Director-General may attach reasonable individual terms and conditions to a permanent residence permit.
Permanent residency will lapse if the permanent residence holder remains outside of South Africa for a continuous period of 3 years or more.
The categories of permanent residency are as follows:-
5 Years Work Visa
- The foreign national must be on a work visa for a period of 5 years or more
- Excludes time on the Intra Company Transfer Visa
- The foreign national must be married to or a life partner of a South African citizen for a period of 5 years or more
- Must remain married / a life partner for 2 years after the issue of permanent residence
Child of a South African Citizen
- Includes legally adopted children
- The foreign national must have 5 years post qualification experience in the critical skills category
- The foreign national must invest the required amount into South Africa
- The foreign national will have to show the right to a pension or an irrevocable annuity or retirement account which will generate the prescribed minimum income
- The foreign national will have to show the minimum prescribed net worth as required by the Act