Immigration to South Africa
South Africa is an important immigration destination country. While their immigration laws can be complex, our specialist immigration lawyers at WorkPermit.com can provide you with expert advice and help you through your South Africa visa process.
This guide provides a general overview of South African work permits.
There are two types of immigration categories:
This is issued to foreigners who have been on a work permit for five years and who have received a permanent offer of employment. In general, if a foreigner meets all the requirements, their spouse and children under 21 will likewise qualify for permanent residence.
Residence on other grounds
This includes foreigners who:
- have received a job offer and met certain other requirements
- possess extraordinary skills or qualifications;
- intend to set up a business in South Africa;
- those who intend to retire here;
- refugees, and
- relatives of a South African citizen.
Nationals of certain countries will need to apply for a visitor visa before traveling to South Africa. Although, residents of countries like the US, the UK, and Australia are not required to have a visitor visa for stays of 90 days or less and when in transit. If you do need to apply for visa to enter South Africa, travel arrangements should only be made once your permit has been issued.
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