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Adding Working Rights to a Life Partner / Spouse Visa for South Africa

Adding Working Rights to a Life Partner / Spouse Visa for South Africa

Adding Working Rights To A Life Partner Spouse Visa For South Africa


A spousal visa is for couples who are married with one partner being a South African Citizen or Permanent Resident. A Life Partner visa is for couples who are in a relationship, but not married. The spousal permit falls under the Relatives Permit category.

Read more about adding Spouse Visa Working Rights.

So you are here in SA with your spouse or Life Partner and have landed the perfect job. Now what? The nice thing about the Spousal visa or Life Partner visa is that one can add working rights. These rights don’t come automatically. These rights need to be applied for. This is the same thing as adding an endorsement to a visa. To see if you qualify for a work endorsement, see the requirements below.

Processing Times and Visa Requirements

The processing time to Add Working Rights through NWI is between 30 to 40 Business Days.

The Main Requirements are:

• Valid Spousal or Life Partner Visa
• Contract or motivational letter from a registered company

Keep in Mind

These rights don’t come automatically. You must apply to add working rights once you have a job offer. The rights are job specific. Each time you change jobs, you need to apply to add new working rights to your visa. If you receive a promotion within the same company, contact us and we will advise you if you need to make any changes. If you are planning to apply for a Life Partner or Spousal visa and have a job offer, then we can assist with both applications jointly.

Visa Eligibility Assessments

The Free Visa Eligibility Assessments from New World Immigration let you know if you meet the basic requirements to apply for a visa to South Africa. To ensure that your assessment gives you a realistic result, ensure that the information you provide is as accurate as possible.

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