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Intergate Immigration Service has an expert team of immigration consultants and certified Home Affairs practitioners. The team has the latest knowledge on immigration legislation and has well established researched information on expected relocation procedures and changes.

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Exchanging money can be a daunting experience. Our well-informed experts can save you avoidable charges. Incompass Financial Solutions will guide you through the exchange process. The experts will advise you on the best solutions, whether it is a lump sum of money or a staggered monthly transaction.



SA Homebuyers has been established with the aim of providing a sophisticated property buyers service. Acting as an independent property consultant, the service provides an unashamed bias towards protecting the buyers interest and assists in securing you the right property, in the right area and at the best price.



Seeking tax advice is never high up on anyone's shopping list, however the perception that tax advice is a necessary evil is not always correct. Yes it is true that tax advice helps you to comply with legislation and ensures compliance but it can also offer the opportunity to structure your affairs in the most tax advantageous fashion.



Whether it is house and home, car insurance, medical aid or commercial cover, Incompass Insurance offers a free and independent assessment on your specific insurance needs. Furthermore, Incompass Insurance is one of the biggest guest house insurance brokers in South Africa.



Opening up an appropriate bank account in South Africa often proves more difficult than you may think. We are able to provide our clients with advice on local banking, cash accounts for lump sums and Swiss banking.

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Temporary Residency Visa South Africa

Types of Temporary Visa

Where can I apply for a Temporary Residency Visa?

Temporary residency visa in South Africa are applied for through a Department of Home Affairs service point. The obtaining of a temporary visa is the normal way that an immigrant will enter South Africa and obtain their first visa to allow them to reside in South Africa and carry out an activity or retire. This is due to the fact that permanent residency takes anywhere between 12 and 30 months to obtain (in some cases longer).

Intergate Immigration Service, South Africa largest independent immigration practitioner; offers a complete advice, preparation and submission service for prospective immigrants wherever they may be based in the world.

Learn more about Intergate Immigrations comprehensive immigration services here

Types of Temporary Residency Visa - Periods Issued For:

Temporary residency visa are issued for a period of time of between 12 and 48 months depending on what type of temporary visa is applied for.

For more information about particular temporary visa please just click on the name of the visa above.

What happens when a Temporary Visa expires?

Many prospective immigrants are concerned about immigrating to South Africa with a temporary visa and fear what happens at the expiry date.

In the first instance, it is possible in most cases, for the individual to apply for permanent residency at the same time they apply for temporary residency. The Department of Home Affairs currently has a backlog of permanent residency applications and therefore the processing of these can take anywhere between 12 and 30 months. However, in many cases the permanent residency will be issued before the temporary residency expires, therefore negating the issue of an expired temporary visa.

In the event that permanent residency cannot be applied for by the individual or it has not been issued by the Department of Home Affairs prior to the temporary visa expiring, then a renewal needs to be applied for.

What must I do to obtain a Renewal or Extension to my Temporary Visa?

Renewing a temporary visa is in most cases a relatively simple exercise. Depending upon the type of temporary visa you hold different criteria will apply.

For example:

In the case of renewing or extending a temporary business visa the application to the Department Of Home Affairs will need to demonstrate the capital and number of employees, which were specified in the original business plan, has been adhered to and that the business is making, or on track to, make profit. The importance therefore of the original application and its accompanying business plan is of paramount importance.

Extending/renewing a temporary retired persons visa is a financial consideration in the main. The holder of the existing temporary retired persons visa needs to demonstrate they have sufficient finances to support themselves (as per Home Affairs regulations) for the period they are applying to extend/renew by.

Spousal and life partner visa are dependent on the relationship still being in place and satisfactorily proving that this is the case.

For information on obtaining permanent residency please see here.

For more information or advice on applying for, or renewing/extending a temporary visa you can visit our immigration knowledge base, complete our online enquiry form, e-mail us or telephone us on the numbers on our contact information.

If you would prefer to talk directly to one of our immigration client managers about your specific circumstances you can request a call back here.

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