Retirement Visa South Africa

What is a retirement visa for South Africa

A retirement visa in South Africa allows a foreign national to live and retire in the Republic.

Apply for a Retirement Visa

How do I qualify for a South African retirement visa?

One would need to have access to either a pension, an irrevocable annuity or retirement account which provides you with at least R37,000 a month for the rest of your life or until you leave South Africa. Alternatively, your cash or a combination of assets must generate the equivalent amount per month. The Department of Home Affairs tends to accept a total amount available in your bank account covering one for up to 6 months. There is no minimum age restriction to this visa category.

For what duration is a retirement visa South Africa valid?

A retirement visa can be issued for up to 4 years.

Can I work on a South Africa retirement visa ?

The Department of Home Affairs may authorise you to conduct work on your retirement visa under certain terms and conditions deemed suitable by the Department of Home Affairs.

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Permanant Residency Option

Apply for a Retirement permit if you’re looking to retire in South Africa on a permanent basis


South African Visa Options