South African Visas
You can emigrate to South Africa through one of the Temporary Residence Permits, or through one of the Permanent Residence Permits which may eventually lead to the opportunity to undergo South African Naturalisation.
Immigration Visas allow people to gain Visas for South African excursions, longer-term work or study-based projects, or Permanent Residency Visas for those who wish to live and work in South Africa permanently.
As a specialist immigration consultancy, Brighter Candidates can help you obtain any South African Visa through a range of immigration routes.
Work Permits for South Africa
For those who wish to live and work in South Africa for an agreed period of time, Brighter Candidates can help secure a Work Permit which allows candidates to work for a specific employer in a specific position.
South African Work Permits are an employer-led Temporary Residence Permit, but those who remain in the country for 5 years or more may be able to move to Permanent Residency.
Visas are also available for people who wish to invest or start a business in South Africa. These require assets to invest in the country/business, and a history of business experience.
Study Visas for South Africa
Students require a permit to study in South Africa, and these are normally granted for the duration of the associated visa.
In addition to helping with your application, we have relationships with a range of South African relocation partners. To get you off to the best start, our partners can help you arrange shipping, banking, FX and money transfers through trusted providers, so you can focus on your studies.
Family Visas for South Africa
Visas are available for family routes to immigration, including spouses/partners and blood relatives. The latter only includes first and second degree relationships, and only permanent residents and citizens can sponsor family members to join them in South Africa.
Retirement Visas for South Africa
Retiring to South Africa is a popular option for those wishing to live there on a seasonal basis, spending the remainder of the year in their country of residence.
A retirement permit can be granted for 4 years, and renewed any number of times for the same period. As with many other countries, there are financial requirements to ensure you are self-supporting whilst in South Africa.
Permanent Residence Visa in South Africa
Many of the Visas outlined above are Temporary Residence Permits, which may lead to eligibility to apply for a Permanent Residence Permit.
Permanent resident status affords successful applicants many of the rights and privileges which South African citizens enjoy with some exceptions, most notably the right to vote.
If you are already in South Africa and would like to discuss applying for permanent residency, we can help with every aspect of your application and ensure you have the best chance of success.
February 12, 2015