We’re Home Affairs specialists as well as experienced lawyers, which means we’re well equipped to help you when it comes to getting permanent residency in South Africa. Whether you’re financially independent, want to invest in South Africa, or have a South African spouse or parents, we can help.
Five-year Continuous Work
A South African permanent residence permit may be issued to you as a foreigner if you have held a work visa – including one issued under a corporate visa – for five years and have received an offer for permanent employment.
Five-year Spousal Relationship
A permanent residence permit for South Africa may be issued to you as a foreigner if you’ve been the spouse of a citizen or permanent resident for five years, and when the South African Home Affairs Director-General is satisfied that a good faith spousal relationship exists.
A permanent residence permit may be issued to you as a foreigner and your immediate family if you can demonstrate that you posses critical/ extraordinary skills or qualifications.
You may be eligible for a permanent residence visa if you’re a foreigner who intends to establish or has established a business in South Africa and invest in it. Alternatively, you could have an established business, the prescribed financial or capital contribution to be part of the intended book value, and to the members of such foreigner’s immediate family.
A permanent residence permit to South Africa may be issued to you as a foreigner if you intend to retire in the country and have the right to a pension, or an irrevocable annuity or retirement account which will give you a minimum payment of R37, 000 per month for the rest of your life, or have a minimum net worth of R37, 000 per month.
A permanent residence permit may be issued to you as a foreigner if you have a minimum net worth of R12 million and have agreed to pay an amount of R120, 000 to the Department of Home Affairs when your application is approved.
Five-year Refugee Status
A permanent residence permit may be issued to a foreigner who has been a refugee for five continuous years in terms of the Refugees Act, 1998.
A permanent residence permit may be issued to you as a foreigner are the relative of a citizen or permanent resident within the first step of kinship. For the purposes of this regulation, “relative” means biological or judicially adopted children or adoptive parents and step-parents.
A South African permanent residence permit may be issued to a child under the age of 21 of a citizen or permanent resident, provided that such permit shall lapse if this child does not submit an application for its confirmation within two years of his or her having turned 21 years of age or to a child above the age of 21 of a citizen.