TEMPORARY RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS

TEMPORARY RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS & RELATED SERVICES

Rendered to foreigners intending to reside in the Republic on a temporary (prescribed periods) and are applying under any of the prescribed categories and visa applications required, applications submitted locally and from abroad.

TYPES OF TEMPORARY RESIDENCE VISAS/CATEGORIES OF APPLICATION: Visitor’s Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

  1. Up to three (3) month holiday or any other bona fide purpose.
  2. Extended periods up to three (3) years, for example volunteer work, research, sabbaticals, accompanying family members and other prescribed purpose.
  3. Foreign spouses (married persons or life partners) desiring to reside in South Africa, also to receive authorisation to conduct work and/or business activities.

Study Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

For students intending to study or wishing to extend studies at primary, secondary, tertiary or other recognised institutions of learning.

Exchange Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

  1. Cultural, economic and social exchanges between higher educational institutions and government departments and bodies
  2. Foreigners under the age of twenty five (25) years and for not longer than one (1) year

Medical Treatment Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

Foreigners receiving medical treatment or recovering from an operation.

Relative’s Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

Foreign spouses (married persons and life partners), parents and children of South African citizens and residents wishing to reside in the Republic.

Work Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

Critical Scarce Skills Work, General Work and Intra Company Transfer Work Visa applications.

Business Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

Foreigners intending to invest in a current business, start their own business or renewal of current business permit (now visa) applications.

Corporate Visas & Individual Corporate Worker Visas & Extension/Renewal Applications:

Corporate applicants and for corporate and/or seasonal workers.

Retired Person’s Visas & Renewal/Extension Applications:

Foreigners in the process of or intending to retire in the Republic, on a temporary and permanent basis, also to be authorised to conduct work activities in certain instances.

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