Retirement Visa: A Comprehensive Guide to Retiring in South Africa

Retire in South Africa

South Africa, with its sun-packed days, excellent living standards, and retiree-friendly visa regulations, has become a popular destination for international retirees. If you’re considering South Africa for your retirement years, understanding the retirement visa is crucial. This guide will walk you through the qualifying criteria, highlight key benefits of living in South Africa, and answer some frequently asked questions that come up for this popular visa category.

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South Africa’s Digital Nomad Visa Welcomes Remote Workers

Work remotely in South Africa

In a world where remote work is on the rise, South Africa’s Digital Nomad Visa emerges as an exciting new development. This initiative by the Department of Home Affairs invites global professionals to live, work and explore the wonders of South Africa, while working remotely. Let’s delve into the information we have for this visa based on the new regulations published by the Department of Home Affairs.

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Permanent Residency through a South African Minor Child

Permanent Residency through a South African minor child

Navigating South Africa’s Permanent Residency pathways can be daunting for foreign nationals. Among the options available, the possibility of applying for Permanent Residency (PR) based on a minor child who is a South African citizen or permanent resident has long been shrouded in uncertainty. However, we’re pleased to confirm that this avenue is not only viable, but has become more accessible due to recent positive outcomes made available by the Dept. of Home Affairs. Let’s delve into what this means for you as a foreign parent with a South African minor child in the Republic.

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How to start the process to immigrate to South Africa

Thousands of people from all over the world want to move to South Africa. Often, many of these people put their plans on hold because they don’t know how to start the process to immigrate to South Africa.

That’s understandable. There’s so much information out there! That’s where we come in, though. Our consultants break down the process for you and take you through it step by step.

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Work visa points system and remote working visa in the works

The Department of Home Affairs released the latest immigration updates on 8 February 2024.

The Gazette dealt with several proposed changes to the Immigration Act, of which the most notable is the introduction of a work visa points system and a remote working visa.

The public can comment on the Gazette until 29 March 2024. Anyone who’d like to submit comments can send an email to Luvo.Vena@dha.gov.za.

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Home Affairs grants an extension of temporary visa concessions

In March 2023, the Department of Home Affairs issued a blanket visa extension to visa and waiver applicants. The extension’s expiry date was 31 December 2023.

On 21 December 2023, Home Affairs announced that it is granting a further extension of the visa concessions. At the time, Home Affairs said it hoped to address the impact of processing backlogs on foreign nationals with visa, waiver, and appeal applications.

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