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Top 5 long term visas for South Africa

south-africa-643456_640 (1)If you want to stay for more than 6 months in South Africa, there are different visa options between which you can choose.

With this post we want to provide to you a short overview about certain visa options for South Africa.

Please note:

For further details to the specific visa permits, please click on the visa numbers as we linked them to the respective articles with the relevant full visa information:

1.) Business Visa

For foreign investors who want to start a business or invest in an existing business, the South African government provides the business visa. This kind of visa is valid for up to 3 years.

If you want to work, click HERE to find out more about the different types of work visa options.

2.) Study Visa

Foreign students, which want to study in South Africa, may apply for a study visa. This will allow foreign students to stay in South Africa for the duration of the registered course of the applicant. Continue reading

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Spousal and life partner visas/permits for South Africa

Spouses of a South African citizens or permanent residents may apply for a life-partner or spousal visa/permit.

In terms of the act both married and unmarried partners are considered spouses as long as they can prove the existence of a spousal relationship.

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Proof of financial and emotional support must be submitted and the applicants must be interviewed separately and on the same day by the department.

In case of non-married partners, proof of co- habitation as well as sharing of financial responsibilities for at least 2 years prior must be provided.

After a period of 2 years on a spousal visa, applicants are required to inform the Director-General whether or not the spousal relationship still exists by means of an affidavit. Continue reading

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