South Africa Visas

Moving to South Africa offers you the chance to live and work in one of the most exciting and culturally diverse countries in the world.

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

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My experience with Brighter Visas has been wonderful so far. From the day of my assessment to the day of my application to the day of searching for employment, everything has been very smooth. My consultant, Mr. Luke, has been very helpful and accommodating with all my inquiries and needs. He's always available whenever I have questions or when I'm in need of his assistance. He calls me from time-to-time to update me of my case and assures me that everything is going well, which is why I never worry of my application because I'm confident that I am in good hands and in a good team. Brighter Visas also sends e-news letters, which give me more options and knowledge of the employment in my desired country.

I have already recommended Brighter Visas to my friends and would recommend it to my colleagues.

Thank You, Brighter Visas!


The whole experience of using Brighter Visas was very professional and dealt with extremely efficiently, from initial enquiries with Chetan to structuring the application and final outcome with Simin.

I would recommend Brighter to anyone looking to immigrate and in need of an agent.

Many thanks for a pleasant service and great outcome.


The immigration consultant was very knowlegeable and provided me with a regular update on my case. I never imagined it was for real until i got an email that my green card has been approved. At this point, i am more than willingly to recommend Brighter Visas to friends and family members since they truly are the best in rendering professisonal immigration services to people world over.


It is difficult to explain how good it felt when my visa was approved.  Years of dreaming about living overseas out of the smoke.  Then applying to make the move before I got too old with my whole family was so stressful and exciting but also I was very anxious.  I just want to say thanks to the whole team for my visa but most of all for giving me months of free therapy when I needed a little reassurance I was doing the right thing.  

I love my new life and my kids are doing so well in School it is just amazing.