South African Visa and Permit FAQs

As one of South Africa’s leading immigration law firms, we are constantly asked a variety of questions regarding visas and permits from foreigners wanting to relocate to South Africa. Immigration law can become a complex procedure for many, especially if it’s you’re first time to applying for entry into South Africa.

To get you started on your immigration journey we’ve decided to put together the most popular questions we get asked along with the answers

Whether you’re moving to South Africa temporarily or on a permanent basis we’ve got the answers for you.

Frequenty Asked Immigation Questions

  1. What is a South African visa?

    In accordance with the Amended South African Immigration Act 13 of 2002, all temporary residence documents have been titled “visas”. A South African visa is a legally binding document that grants a foreigner temporary residence within the country based on a number of reasons.There are a variety of visas an individual can apply for in order to secure temporary residence in South Africa. To find out more about South African visas click here

  2. What is a South African permit?

    Foreign nationals who have been lawfully residing in South Africa for a number of years may apply for a South African permit. This will allow the foreigner passport holder the option of remaining in the country indefinitely as well as acquiring South African citizenship with a successful application. To find out more about South African permits click here

  3. What is an immigration lawyer?

    A South African immigration lawyer offers professional litigation and commercial legal services for foreign nationals looking to secure temporary or permanent stay in the country.To find out more about South African visas click here

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