PERMANENT RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS
PERMANENT RESIDENCE APPLICATIONS & RELATED SERVICES
Rendered to foreigners intending to reside in the Republic on a permanent basis and are applying under any of the prescribed categories of applications desired/required, applications submitted locally and from abroad.
TYPES OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE CATEGORIES OF APPLICATION:
A.DIRECT RESIDENCE IN TERMS OF SECTION 26:
Section 26(a): A holder of a continuous work permit (now visa) for more than five (5) years and has a permanent offer/contract of employment.
Section 26(b): A spouse of a South African citizen or resident for a period of longer than five (5) years.
Section 26(c): A child of a South African citizen or resident under the age of twenty one (21) years.
Section 26(d): A child of a South African citizen.
B.RESIDENCE ON OTHER GROUNDS IN TERMS OF SECTION 27:
Section 27(a) and (b): Foreign workers (including immediate family members) determined to have the skills and experience in terms of the departmental critical scarce skills list.
Section 27(c): Foreign business persons on existing business visas (including their immediate family members) or persons intending to establish a new business or invest the prescribed minimum capital amount into the book value of an existing business.
Section 27(d): Recognised refugees with Refugee Status in South Africa for longer than five (5) years.
Section 27(e): Retired persons or persons intending to retire in the Republic.
Section 27(f): Foreign persons with the prescribed minimum net worth.
Section 27(g): Relatives (parents/children) of South African citizens or permanent residents.