Permanent residence for South Africa Permanent residence in South Africa can be applied for in the following categories: Business Retirement Financial independence Five years of continuous employment in the Republic Critical Skills Spouse/child/parent/first step of kinship of a South African citizen or permanent resident
Changes to make it easier for tourists, business people and academia to come to South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a package last week to stimulate the slow South African economy. The current restrictive visa regulations came into focus and Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba announced the following on 25 September 2018:
Business visa for South Africa Foreign investors wishing to set up a business or to invest in an existing business in South Africa have the option of applying for a business visa - temporary residence visa based on own business. This type of visa is issued for up to 3 years at a time and allows the holder to establish and operate their business in the Republic.
Is purchasing a franchise a way to obtain a Business Visa for South Africa? For foreigners to start a new business in a foreign country and purchase of a franchise seems to be a very good idea. Franchises offer a strong brand, a clear proven concept and also target a market. But does the purchase of a franchise qualify the Applicant to apply for a Business Visa?
South Africa: Important Immigration Update Applications submitted at the embassies are to be processed in South Africa According to informed rumors the Department of Home Affairs is intending to centralise the processing of all applications in Pretoria, South Africa. This dramatic change is to take place from January 2019 on wards. This would mean that no applications will be processed at the missions any more.
Work visas for South Africa Persons wishing to take up employment in South Africa can apply for a work visa in one of the following categories: Intra-company transfer work visa allows an employee to be transferred from an overseas branch to a South African branch for a period not exceeding 4 years. The application process for this type of visa is a straightforward one.