South African Spousal Visa

South African Spousal Visa

A South African spousal Visa, may be issued to a foreign spouse of a South African citizen or permanent resident for three years, provided that the relationship is in good faith i.e. not of convenience.

A South African spousal visa offers many advantages in that it allows a foreign spouse to remain or sojourn, validly work, or study in South Africa pending the application for and granting of a permanent resident permit for the spouse. In addition, the typical long-form requirements for work, study and own business permit requirements are often waived under this category in terms of the normal prescriptive requirements.

In South African Law 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.

If you require a South African spousal permit for your partner, the professional skills of Craig Smith & Associates can be relied upon to process your application. Click here to enquire.