South Africa is becoming increasingly popular as a perfect destination for immigration and is slowly catching up with other destinations such as Italy, South Africa, and France. There are many advantages of opting for South African immigration for persons across the world. A country is a great option for entrepreneurs who are planning to invest in a local business. Moreover, it has various career options for professionals working in various fields.
Yes, all Indian nationals traveling to South Africa require a visa to enter the country, regardless of the intended length of stay or reason for the visit.
Foreign individuals who are interested in immigration to South Africa have the option to choose between various visas and permits which, depend on the reason for the visit as well as the duration of stay. Immigrants can choose between temporary visas and permanent residence permits. The following types of visas are applicable for persons interested in South Africa immigration.
The South African Business visa enables entrepreneurs to live in South Africa, and establish a new line of a local business or invest in one that already exists. People who apply for this visa should have a minimum investable amount of 5 million INR, for the purpose and a certificate from a registered accountant with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, to confirm that the investor has the required funds for investment.
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The South African Critical Skills visa is to help the country, acquire the necessary skills and expertise to meet goals set, in their national economic infrastructure projects. An immigrant should have adequate experience in an occupation listed on the South African Critical Skills list. The visa is granted for 5 years and can be extended. On this visa, successful applicants can bring their immediate and dependent family members.
Individuals who wish to apply for the Critical Skills work visa are required to meet the following criteria
The South African general work visa enables foreign nationals to opt for South African immigration and live in the country, for a maximum duration of 5 years to work in job roles currently facing a labor shortage. Successful applicants can take their family members, children, and spouses. Applicants need to satisfy the following eligibility criteria
The South African Intra-Company Transfer visa allows international employees to transfer from a branch outside of South Africa to a branch within the country for a maximum of four years. Applicants for this visa must meet the following requirements:
The South African Retired Persons’ visa enables retired persons and senior citizens to immigrate to South Africa, in their golden years if they successfully meet the requirements for this visa. Persons who apply for South African immigration on this visa are allowed an initial stay of 4 years, which can be extended indefinitely. The applicant can even bring his spouse and dependent children with him on this visa. The applicant will have to meet the following eligibility criteria
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You can apply for South African citizenship through naturalization, if you have held a permanent residence permit for at least five years or if you have married a South African national, or if you are a minor under 21 years with a permanent residence.
Yes. Every immigrant needs to prove their English language proficiency to immigrate to South Africa.
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