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SA Study Permits

The study permit envisaged by this section shall be in respect of the following types of places of learning:

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Tertiary Educational Institutions

NB: The above includes, but is not limited to, professional, training, cultural, technical, research, vocational, sportive, language and entertainment institutions of learning.

VALIDITY OF A STUDY PERMIT

  • Study permits for primary and secondary education may extend for the duration for which the student has been accepted.
  • Study permits for tertiary and other institutions of learning may extend for the duration of the course.

NEW INNOVATION REGARDING THE HOLDER OF A STUDY PERMIT BEING ABLE TO CONDUCT LIMITED WORK

The general rule is that a study permit holder may not work.

A study permit holder may however now undertake part time work, not exceeding twenty (20) hours per week. If written permission is obtained from the institution of learning then the above restriction shall not apply during academic vacation periods.


A study permit holder may conduct work in the form of practical training in a field relates to his/her studies, on submission of the following documentation:

  • Proof of acceptance for the specific course of study,specifying the nature and duration of the course and confirming that the student will not be displacing a South African stuent form the course of study;

  • Proof of financial means for the support of the student for duration of the study course;

  • Proof of medical aid cover;

In the case of a student who is a minor:

  • a letter from the person who will act as legal guardian of the student for the duration of their studies and who must undertake responsibility for the student.


EXCHANGE PERMIT

This category of temporary residence permit is designed to cover persons participating in programmes of cultural, economic or social exchange organized by an organ of state or a public higher educational institution, in conjunction with an organ of a foreign state.



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The information on this page is intended to be general in nature and should not be construed as applying to the reader's individual set of circumstances. It does not constitute legal advice. Eligibility requirements and the application of laws vary on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, Immigration laws, regulations and policies are always subject to change at any time without advance notice.
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