Types of South African Visas

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South Africa Visas

South Africa is one of the most exciting and culturally diverse countries in the world and people who wish to live and work here are given the opportunity to experience this.

This country has a population of more than 43 million people, and it is a true country of cultures and customs with a second to none wealth of wildlife and geography. 

Living in South Africa

South Africa is divided into 9 provinces and the major cities in South Africa are Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Pretoria. There are quite a number of interesting places and beautiful scenery in this country which includes the mountainous Swaziland. They are also one of the few places on earth with a huge diversity of flora and fauna.

The weather is quite warm almost all year round and they have more than twice as many hours of sunshine than the UK.

South Africa ranks highly among other countries in the world in terms of doing business and most migrants find out there are low skills in area such as IT and engineering, low property prices and a low cost of living.

English is well represented and is commonly used. However, they have no less than 11 official languages.

South African Visas

There are different options to migrate to South Africa. You can do that through the one of the Temporary Residence Permits or through one of the Permanent Residence Permits which may lead to South African Naturalization.

With the South African Immigration Visas people are allowed to get Visas for South African excursions, Visas for longer-term work or study-based projects, or Permanent Residency Visas for those who want to live and work in South Africa on a permanent basis.

Law and Visas can help you to obtain any South African Visa, from a temporary Visitor Visa for tourists to a Permanent Residence Permits through different immigration routes.

South Africa Work Permits

Work Permits allows applicants to work or an employer in a certain position. Applicant who apply for this are those who wish to live and work in South Africa for a specific period of time, Law and Visas can help to secure a South African Work Permit

South African Work Permits are an employer-sponsored Temporary Residence Permit but those who stay in the country for 5 years or more may be able to move to Permanent Residency.

For individuals who wish to invest and start a business in South Africa, they require assets to invest in country/business and a history of business experience to get the appropriate visa.

South Africa Study Visas

Students who wish to study in South Africa need a study permit to continue their education. South African study permits are approved for the period associated with the visa.

South Africa Family Visas

For spouses / partners and family related by blood, there are visas called Family visas available to them. For the family members related by blood, they only include first and second degree relationship which means close relatives not extended. Only permanent residents and citizens can invite family to join them in South Africa.

South Africa Retirement Visas

For those who want to retire from their country and are looking for a suitable place to stay on a seasonal basis, South Africa is one of the best places to do so. They spend part of the year in South Africa and the remaining part in their country of residence.

This type of visa can be given for 4 years and can be renewed as many times as possible for the same period. You should show proof that you can support yourself while you are in that country.

South Africa Permanent Residence Visa

The visa types mentioned above are granted as Temporary Residence Permits, which may lead to one being eligible to apply for a Permanent Residence Permit.

Permanent resident status gives successful applicants many of the rights which people with South African citizenship enjoy with some exceptions, most notably the right to vote.

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