Spousal Visa: Spouse / Life partner of a Citizen or Permanent Resident
Are you married to a South African and wishing to immigrate to South Africa? If your spouse or life partner is a South African Citizen or a Permanent Resident, you can apply for a South African Spousal Visa to be deemed eligible for immigration. Having a Spousal Visa will not only let you reside in South Africa with your spouse, but you will also be able to work, study or set up a business, which is a huge advantage.
In the case of unmarried life partners, the couple would need to prove that they have been in a relationship for two years or more, this would include a signed notary.
You may also qualify for Permanent Residency if you have been in a relationship with a South African citizen for five years or more, this applied to both married and unmarried couples.
Accompanying Spouse Visa: Spouse of a Work Visa holder
As the spouse of a work visa holder, you are required by law to apply for a visitor visa in terms of section 10(A) read together with section 11(1)(a) of the Immigration Act of 2002, as amended.
This visa allows you to lawfully reside with your spouse while he/she is on a work assignment in South Africa. This visa does not allow you to work, study or run a business in SA. If you want to work, study or run a business you need to be given authorisation by applying for a visitor visa with work, study or business authorisation in terms of section 11(6)(b) of the Immigration Act of 2002, as amended.
Need more information about the Spousal Visa? If you wish to contact one of our immigration consultants to discuss your personal situation you can either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on 011 467 0810. Alternatively, you can fill out the below online enquiry form and one of our specialists will be in touch with you within 24 hours to discuss your eligibility.