South African Spousal Permit
A South African spousal permit, or South African Spousal Visa may be issued to a foreign spouse of a South African citizen or permanent resident for three years, subject to that relationship being in good faith i.e. not of convenience.
The advantage of a South African spousal permit is that it allows a foreign spouse to remain and sojourn, validly work, or study in South Africa pending a permanent resident permit being applied for and granted. Moreover, the typical long-form requirements for work, study and own business permit requirements are waived under this category in terms of the normal prescriptive requirements.
Furthermore, the definition of spouse as it pertains to a South African spousal visa extends beyond parties to a marriage and includes a spousal relationship subject to certain requirements. It also envisages same sex or heterosexual life partners as viable applicants. In these instances this permit is sometimes referred to as a South African Life Partners permit, but in point of fact they are one and the same.
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