Spouse Visa South Africa

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.

Apply for a spouse Visa

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


South African Visa Options