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Overview

South Africa Relatives Permit or Relatives Visa allows the immediate relatives of a South African permanent resident or citizen to move to South Africa based upon their family connections. The Relatives Visa can be only availed by the applicant who are within the second degree of kinship of the citizen or permanent residence holder.

Relatives who are included within the second degree of kinship are spouses, children, parents and grandparents, life partners, grandchildren,  and immediate siblings. Relatives within the second degree of kinship may apply for Temporary Residence on the basis of the Relative’s Permit.

First degree of kinship which is limited to immediate family only, i:e children, spouses, life partners, and parents can apply for Permanent Resident.

People who are eligible for temporary relative visa are - Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, life partner, grandparents, children etc.

People who are eligible for permanent relative visa are -  parent, spouse, life partner, and children.

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Eligibility

In cases where permanent residence permits are applied for by relatives with sponsors in place, the applicant must be within the first degree of kinship with the sponsor.

 In cases where the applicant is a minor child of a permanent resident - that is, a person below the age of 21 - it will be necessary for such candidates to confirm their status within two years of reaching the age of 21.

Once again, the sponsor in these circumstances would need to be able to demonstrate the ability and intention to financially support the applicant.

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Benefits & Obligations

  • Visa holders can stay for up to 24 months with their relative in South Africa.
  • Travel across South Africa
  • Applicants are not allowed to work or conduct business or undertake a course of study in South Africa.

However, in cases where applicants wish to apply for permanent residency, successful candidates would be permitted to work in the same way as all permanent residents.

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Documents Required

  • Valid passport with minimum validity of 30 days after end of the intended visit
  • Minimum fund proof of equivalent value to a return or onward ticket (This is not applicable for spouse and dependent children)
  • Letter explaining the purpose and duration of visit
  • Document that proves your relation with South African citizen or permanent resident (marriage certificate/birth certificate etc.)
  • Police clearance certificate from each country you resided for 12 months or longer since the age of 18 years
  • Health obligation, vaccination where required
  • Proof from South African citizen or permanent resident that explains his status in South Africa
  • The sponsor (South Africa citizen/permanent resident) would be required to sponsor the applicant and provide financial evidence of a minimum of R5000 per month. expenses . This is not applicable for spouse or dependent minor child

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Visa Fee & Validity

South Africa  Relative Visa is valid for a minimum period of 24 months and can be extended.

Visa is issued free of charge for spouse and/or a dependent child of a South African citizen or permanent resident the permit

There is a visa fee for other relatives who apply for Relatives Visa. Visa fee is intimated by embassy at the time of submit of application.

Disclaimer: Visa fees are subjected to change without prior notice.

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Opulentus Fees, Costs & Refund Policy

Our Service fee is Competitive & among the best in the industry. At any given time, our state-of-the-art Processing Centre processes over 5000 active cases from across the world. Your visa application is processed by one of the best and experienced hands.

The Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee the lowest and most reasonable price for our services.

You may have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments and police certificates, if required.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance
*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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Country Profile

South Africa is a nation with a population of about 50 million people of different cultures, origins and religions, speaking different languages. 

Apart from birth rate being higher than the death rate, there is also increasing immigration rate. South Africa is a home for more than 5 million immigrants

South Africa has diverse culture, a wide variety of food and is a must visit destination for food lovers. The country is famous for its food, music and dance.
 
South Africa has wonderful art and Culture. The oldest art was discovered in South Africa. Soccer football is South Africa’s favorite sport.
 
South Africa has 3 tier education system. The country has 23 Public Universities and the medium of instruction is English and Afrikaans.
 
South Africa is a fest for tourist. It has 5 big safaris with variety of wild animals, plants and bird life. The coastline has long, gorgeous and unspoiled beaches. It is a treat for Adeline junkies, and adventure lovers.
 
South Africa has astounding quality of life and business developing environment attracting a large number of aspiring migrants.

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