What is a spouse visa for South Africa
A spouse visa in South Africa is actually a form of ‘relative visa’ and allows a foreign national to reside in the Republic with a South African citizen or permanent resident wife or husband.
How do I qualify for a South Africa spouse visa?
The married couple would need to provide proof of a government issued marriage certificate.
For how long will the spouse visa be issued?
A spouse visa in South Africa can be issued up a maximum of 3 years.
Can the holder work, study or conduct a business on a South African spouse visa?
We can assist the couple in applying for an endorsement to the visa – this will allow the holder to work, study or develop a business.
Can same-sex couples apply for a South African spouse visa?
Yes, same-sex couples would follow the same process as an opposite-sex couple when applying for a spouse visa.
For more information on Marriage in South Africa see the Department of Home Affairs’ Marriage Guidelines.
Permanant Residency Option
Apply for a spousal permit if you’re looking to bring your spouse to South Africa on a permanent basis