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Visiting SA

The visitors permit envisaged is in respect of all types of temporary stays, excluding work and categories in which the Act specifically provides another type of permit.

Examples of this type of permit are:

  • Holiday
  • Business
  • Education (courses shorter than three months)
  • Medical treatment (shorter than three months)
  • Relatives' Permits

An exception to the rule  allows a permit in this category to be granted for a period not to exceed three years to persons who are engaged in South Africa with:

  • Academic Sabbaticals
  • Voluntary or Charitable Activities
  • Research
  • A permit enabling a foreign national to join his or her spouse for the duration of their temporary residence permit.

NB: Proof will have to be furnished that the applicant has sufficient financial resources for their sustenance, maintenance and well being and generally a refundable security deposit may also  be required to secure  the return of the permit holder.

Crew Permit

This category applies to crew members on board a ship, open to the public, of a foreign country, in a port of entry and who have been entered into the articles of the ship.
The owner or Master of the ship is required to comply with a financial guarantee proviso.

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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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