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Retirement Permit

Time Processing Time in South Africa for Extension: 30-40
Processing Time if lodged abroad: 30 days
Dollar Currency Sign2 Government Fee in South Africa: R425
New Submission Centre Fee ( in SA ): 1350
Government Fee abroad: Dependent on Currency
Appform Application Form when submitting abroad: Click here
Application Form when submitting in SA: Done Online

Applying for a Retirement Visa for South Africa

You’ve retired, sold your house, and have chosen warm, sunny, South Africa for your next home. The Retirement Visa is perfect if you want to stay in South Africa long term or just come in on a seasonal basis. This is a temporary residency permit and is typically issued for 4 years. It can be renewed and is a multiple entry visa. This is also a great option for the Entrepreneur who has the income required, but wants to live in South Africa for part of the year and does not work in SA. There is no age minimum for the Retirement Visa.
Holders of the Retirement visa can apply for Permanent Residency if they have a pension and earn at least R37, 000 per month.  

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How do I Qualify?

  • Applicant has an income of at least R37, 000 per month.
  • Applicant has a pension of at least R37, 000 per month.
  • Please contact New World Immigration and we will discuss the best options for you. Our goal is to make this process go as smoothly as possible. We will manage the entire application  for you.  


Processing Times and Visa Requirements

The processing time is 30 to 40 working days.

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