Apply for a Permanent Residence Permit South Africa

Residing in the beautiful country of South Africa is a dream for many people, however, that dream can quickly lose its shine when faced with the limitations of staying with a temporary residency visa. From a costly and timely renewal process to not being able to easily transact with banks and auto dealerships, the struggle is real and can negatively affect your daily life. At June Luna Immigration Attorneys, our experienced and professional team can help you apply for a permanent residence permit to help you make the most of your time in South Africa.

To apply for a permanent residence permit, you will need to meet all the requirements set out in Section 26 (Direct Residency Permits) or Section 27 (Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits) of the Immigration Act. Our skilled attorneys will explain the entire process, the requirements, and the estimated timeline of your application (barring any complications) after an initial assessment.

Unlike many other countries, candidates do not have to reside in South Africa for a set number of years before qualifying for permanent residency. All applications for permanent residency – much like temporary residency – involves selecting a specific category under which to apply. These categories include spouse, retirement, being related to a South African citizen, and more. You must understand and select the correct category as different categories will affect the length of your application.

Not only does permanent residency give you freedom from having to suffer visa renewals, but it is also a critical step in obtaining South African citizenship and all the allowances thereof, including the right to vote. If you would like more information on the application process or require assistance applying for permanent residency, please contact our team today.

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