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Applying for a temporary or permanent residence visa


All visa applications whether of a temporary or permanent residence nature fall under the ambit of the Immigration Act 13 of 2002 (as amended). In addition policy decisions of the Department of Home Affairs as embodied in Departmental Directive are what make the Act work. Immigration law can be a minefield of obstacles and pitfalls.

It is in the interests of foreign nationals applying for visas of any description to consult an attorney who is a specialist in this area of expertise in order to try and minimise the effects of the pitfalls and obstacles.
Applying for a temporary or permanent residence visa Download here. (PDF - 327KB
Aansoek om ’n tydelike of permanente verblyfvisum. [Afrikaans]. Download here. (PDF - 333KB
Ho etsa kopo bakeng sa visa ya bodulo ba nakwana kapa ba nako yohle [SeSotho]. Download here. (PDF - 331KB
Ukufaka isicelo se-visa yokwexeshana okanye esisigxina [isiXhosa]. Download here. (PDF - 338KB
Ukwenza isicelo se-visa yokuhlala ezweni isikhashana noma unomphela [isiZulu]. Download here. (PDF - 334KB