Are you ready to apply for your South Permanent Residency?
Have you decided to commit to living in South Africa? Then you might be starting to think about obtaining a Permanent Residency Visa, but what are your options?
Foreigners living in South Africa have a few options available to them that would help them qualify to apply for a residency visa (permit).
One way is if you have held a General Work Permit for five years and you have a permanent position at a South African company.
Another reason you might be granted Permanent Residency in South Africa is if you are been issued with a Critical Skills Visa and have related work experience.
One of the most popular seasons foreigners apply for permanent residency is based on the fact that they already hold a Relative’s Visa. A Relative’s Visa would have been granted to you based on the fact that you have family already living in South Africa and are either South African citizens or your family member has already obtained their Permanent Residency Visa / Permit.
In this case you would be eligible to apply for a Permanent Residency Visa based on the fact that you are married to a South African citizen or your close family have residency rights either through Permanent Residency Visa or by birth.
You might also be considered for permanent residency if you plan to retire in the country and have a monthly pension or retirement annuity income of no less than R37,000; or if your net asset worth is at least R12 million and make a payment to the South African Department of Home Affairs of R120,000.
In the case where you were successful in obtaining Asylum status – and have held it for at least five years you may apply for Permanent Residency.
Persons who are already in possession of a South African Business Permit are also likely to qualify to live in the country for an unrestricted time.
If you are unsure if you would qualify for permanent residency in South Africa it would be best to contact one of New World Immigration’s professional visa consultants who will discuss and assess the merits of your particular case with you.
Applying for your permanent residency is a serious and complicated matter and your chances of success is significantly increased if you are familiar with the South African visa system – as our consultants are.
Obtaining the correct documentation could also be a headache which might even delay your residency application procedure. By speaking to one of New World Immigration’s professional consultant you will have access to the latest and most accurate information pertaining to the obtaining your Permanent Residency Visa.