The South African immigration legislation is
relatively intricate. In our experience, foreigners can easily be confused by
the different ways one can immigrate to South Africa. Just one of the reasons
is that naturally not everyone has the time or the understanding of the South
African Immigration Act. Furthermore, there are many different interpretations
of these regulations which can lead to misunderstandings.
For many buyers who want to acquire real
estate in Cape Town, the topic of immigration to South Africa can be daunting.
We offer advice on all matters concerning residence permits, immigration and
immigration regulations, as well as advice on living and working in the most
beautiful city in the world.
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More and more
international visitors to our beautiful country decide to extend their stay or
even to relocate to South Africa. For this reason, immigration laws are
constantly revised and new immigration regulations have been introduced. This
also promotes the influx of entrepreneurs, qualified workers and persons with
sufficient funds. For long-term as well as for permanent residential permits,
it is necessary for comprehensive consultation before deciding on a migration
and immigration to the Rainbow Nation.
The Pensioner Visa is granted to foreigners of all ages, who can prove sufficient financial resources to retire in South Africa. The holders of this visa can stay permanently or seasonally in South Africa and leave and enter at will.
prerequisites for applying for a pensioner visa are: - A monthly income
of ZAR 37,000 (approximately 2,600 Euro) from a pension/retirement fund; from
an irrevocable and lifelong claim (such as a trust fund or inheritance); or
from a combined investment/pensioners account of which a monthly income of ZAR
37,000 is guaranteed. - A financial
statement must be provided by the applicant. - The described
conditions must be fulfilled for the duration of the planned stay. - Life partners/
spouses as well as minor children may accompany the owner of a pensioner visa
without having to provide their own financial proof. The applicant may be
allowed to work with a pensioner visa under certain conditions. Further
applications are required for a work permit. Stay
up to 3 months & one-time extension by 3 months Nationals of visa-free countries (for example,
Germany, Austria, Switzerland) can reside in South Africa relatively easily for
up to 3 months (depending on the visa exemption, ie nationality) if they do not
wish to pursue an activity requiring authorization. You will automatically receive a visitor’s visa on
arrival for a maximum of 3 months if you have a valid return flight ticket to
your home country. Nationals of non-visa-free countries must lodge an
application for an entry visa with the South African foreign representation in
their country of residence. If you are staying in South Africa for more than 3
months, you should have an extendable flight ticket. A one-time extension for a maximum of 3 months is
possible on site at a fee. Important: An extension application must be made at
least 60 days before the expiry of the current visa (visas issued for less than
90 days are subject to different rules). On request, we will send you the current entry and
immigration regulations. However, our immigration guide does not replace
qualified advice and a personal interview is essential. We would be pleased to
advise you and help you plan your personal future in Southafrica. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further
information on immigration at the most beautiful end of the world.