Relative Visa


Applications for permanent residency in South Africa are considered in terms of Section 26 (Direct Residency Permits) and Section 27 (Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits) of the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), and read with Regulation 33 of the Immigration Regulations.

Relative Visa

You will qualify for a relatives visa if you fall within the second step of kinship to a South African citizen or PR holder.  In other words the SA citizen or PR holder must be your mother, father, brother, sister, son or daughter.

The SA citizen or PR holder must also be able to prove that he or she has in excess of R 8 500.00 available to support each applicant.

The visa is valid for 2 years at a time.

In order to qualify for PR, the SA citizen or PR holder must be within the first degree of kinship and so be either your mother, father, son or daughter.

Contact us

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64 Waterfall Avenue Craighall
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+27 76 886 1181

Frequently asked questions:

In the case of foreign countries that do not issue unabridged birth certificates, a letter to this effect issued by the competent authority of the foreign country should be produced.

All documents should be originals or certified copies thereof.

Police Clearances:

Police clearances are required for all long stay visa types (ie any stay in South Africa longer than 3 months).

Contact us for advice on which police clearances you will need to secure and how to go about getting the certificate.