Life partner update

Requirements for a life partner permit
Requirements for a life partner permit

As are many others Intergate are deeply perturbed by the gazetted changes to the immigration rules pertaining to life partners.

The main issues are:

– The new need to show 5 years cohabitation
– The inability of many couples already in South Africa not being able to renew their permits due to this new 5 year rule
– The apparent discrimination of those who choose not to get married
– The hardship this will place on many same sex couples

We have already, in anticipation of these rules being implemented (we hope they are not) sought legal advice. Read more Life partner update

Learn about the requirements for a life partner

Requirements for a life partner permit
Requirements for a life partner permit

The requirements for a life partner permit may seem straight forward but are often over simplified in their explanation. As with most permit applications the ‘devil’ is in the detail. With life partners permit applications the key area is proving the relationship and clearly understanding what a life partner permit allows the holder to do.

So if you are in a relationship with a South Africa, but not married, below we discuss the most important information about what the requirements for a life partner permit for immigration to South Africa are as well as some must knows.

Importantly, and one that can cause much confusion, is the very fact you are not married. The good news is this does not prevent you from entering and staying in South Africa and as we will learn later working, studying or setting up a business. Read more Learn about the requirements for a life partner

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Immigration South Africa Podcast December 2012

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This month we explain permits for spouses and life partners of South Africans that want to live and work in South Africa.

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You can read the transcript of the December edition of the monthly Intergate Immigration podcast below. Read more Immigration South Africa Podcast December 2012