Processing Time in South Africa: 30-40 days
Processing Time if lodged abroad: 30 days
Government Fee in South Africa: R425
New Submission Centre Fee ( in SA ): R1350
Government Fee abroad: Dependent on Currency
The Relatives Visa is a temporary residence visa good for up to two years. This visa applies to first and second level kinship family members.
A foreigner who is a first or second level kinship family member of a South African citizen or Permanent Resident can apply to join him or her in South Africa. Applicants applying for the first time must do so whilst still in their country of residence.
The Relatives Visa provides an allowance to apply for Permanent Residency, but it does not allow the Relatives Visa holder to apply for work, business, or study whilst in South Africa.