DescriptionRequired DocumentsProcessing Time and Fees

Individuals who have an immediate family member who is a South African citizen or permanent resident holders are entitled to apply for a Relative’s visa.

Proof of financial means in the form of bank statements

Medical report

Radiological report

Original police clearances from every country where you have resided for more than 12 months since your 18th birthday

Undertaking from the South African citizen or permanent resident holder in support of the application

Submissions in South Africa

Applications submitted in South Africa at the VFS office take approximately 4 – 8 weeks.


Department of Home Affairs Application Fee – R 425

VFS Service fee – R1350

Submissions Abroad

Applications that are submitted abroad in the applicant’s home country or country of permanent residence are generally processed within 30 days, this may differ slightly from one foreign mission to the next.