South Africa Immigration

Welcome to Global Visas probably the most successful South African immigration solution world wide.  Our offices in South Africa and World Wide employ Immigration Lawyers, ex Immigration Officials and a unique set of skills to ensure all our clients receive the very best advice from people who care.

Since 1996 we have been an independent firm winning cases and protecting our clients rights to secure a visa.

We are passionate about South African Immigration Law and when you receive advice from our team you can be 100% sure it is the very best advice for you. 

Make sure you receive advice from our friendly, and qualified South African immigration team. 

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South African Immigration Laws and policies are complex and messy - you're not alone in recognising that high quality, expert advice is extremely important.  Global Visas' friendly, local approach and our blend of former immigration officials, specialist immigration lawyers and experts provide our clients with a unique advantage when it comes to understanding the law.

Our free assessments and licensed immigration expertise make us the world’s preferred choice when it comes to South African immigration.  You may go directly to the SA department of home affairs if you wish to represent yourself.

Our fees are seperate to Government fees, taxes, medical reports and all third party fees.  We provide a clearly written break down of all fees prior to starting a case as all cases are unique we need to assess the case first.  We aim to always be competitive while offering the highest level of service.  Once our fees have been agreed they are fixed for peace of mind and to ensure no hidden charges.

South Africa Immigration

Moving to South Africa offers you the chance to live and work in one of the most exciting and culturally diverse countries in the world.

Home to more than 43 million people, this southern African nation is a true melting pot of cultures and customs with an unrivalled wealth of wildlife and geography.

South African Immigration presents a rich diversity for those who successfully enter the country.

Divided into nine provinces with major cities such as Johannesburg, Cape Town and Pretoria, successful applicants can also enjoy the stunning scenery, including mountainous Swaziland and one of the few locations on earth with a mega diversity of flora and fauna.

The country also enjoys a temperate climate with warm weather almost all year round and more than twice as many hours of sunshine than the UK.

In terms of doing business, the country ranks highly among the nations of the world and those migrating to South Africa will find skills shortages in areas such as IT and engineering, low property prices and a low cost of living.

Although the country has no less than eleven official languages, English is very well represented and those who migrate to South Africa from English speaking countries will find the language in common usage almost everywhere.

South African Visa

Those who wish to immigrate to South Africa may do so through either one of the temporary residence permits available, or alternatively, through one of the permanent residence permits which may, in time, lead to the opportunity to undergo South African naturalisation.

South African Immigration Visas allow people to gain Visas for South African excursions, South African Visas for longer-term work or study-based projects, or permanent residency Visas for those who wish to live and work in South Africa on a permanent basis.

As a specialist Immigration consultancy, Global Visas can help you to obtain any South African Visa service from a temporary Visitor Visa for tourists through to a permanent residence permit through several routes.

Our Immigration consultants can offer Immigration lawyer expertise and can help to ensure that you embark upon the most appropriate route for your relocation to South Africa.

Work Permit South Africa

For those who wish to commence living and working in South Africa for an agreed period of time, Global Visas can help to secure a South African work permit which, like UK work permits and similar documentation in many other countries, allows candidates to work for a specific employer in a specific pre-arranged position.

South African work permits are an employer led temporary residence permit however, the potential for permanent residency in South Africa exists for those who remain in the country for five years or more in possession of a working permit.

In South Africa, Visas are also available for those who wish to work in the country by starting a business or by investing in an existing enterprise.

As is the case with UK Business Visas and US Immigration services such as the EB-5 Investors Visa, these Immigration routes depend largely on an investment being made, but also require demonstrable business experience.

Study visa South Africa: South African Immigration Study Permit

A South African study permit can also be obtained by our migration consultants, allowing foreign nationals to commence studying in South Africa.

In general, South African study permits will be granted for the duration of the course being undertaken.

In South Africa, Immigration is permitted for the spouse or life partner of a South African permanent resident or South African citizen.

Our Immigration lawyers can help you to apply for South African permanent residence through this Immigration service.

In addition, we can also assist people who wish to enter the country under a family Visa route by helping them to obtain a South African relatives permit for family Immigration.

This South Africa Visa service enables relatives within the first or second degree of kinship to South African permanent residents or South African citizens to move to the country on a temporary or permanent basis.

Retirement Visa

Retiring in South Africa is a popular option for those who wish to live in South Africa on a seasonal basis, spending part of the year in the country and the remainder in their country of residence.

A South African retirement permit can be granted for four years and renewed any number of times for the same period.

Permanent Residence Visa in South Africa

Many of the Visa types outlined above are granted as temporary residence permits, however in some circumstances candidates may undergo South African Immigration as a permanent arrangement by qualifying for a permanent residency permit.

Permanent resident status affords successful applicants many of the rights and privileges which people with South African citizenship enjoy with some exceptions, most notably the right to vote.

Applying for permanent residence may be possible in categories such as working permits or business permits.

Temporarily relocating to South Africa for the purposes of tourism or visiting family and friends will normally be conducted on a South African Visitor Visa, or Tourist Visa as it is sometimes known.

A South African visitor permit is valid for up to three months and does not permit work in the country, although a short course of study, i.e. one whose duration is contained within the three-month grant, is allowed.

If you would like to visit the South African Government site on Immigration click here. 

Please note Global Visas are a private business and all conversations  with clients remain strictly confidential.  We never disclosed information to anyone without our clients express permision.

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