South Africa visa information

Before you book your removal to South Africa, you need to make sure your residence and work visas are in place. To move permanently to South Africa and to get a visa, you will need to fall into one of the applicable groupings that the South African government has determined.

This information should not be considered emigration advice, and visa information can and does change. For professional advice and the most up-to-date information, we suggest you contact a qualified migration specialist or the South Africa Department of Home Affairs.

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Temporary residence permits

  • Business permits
  • Work permits
  • General work permits
  • Exceptional skills work permits
  • Intra-company transfer work permits
  • Corporate permits
  • Study permits
  • Exchange Permits
  • Retired person permits
  • Family permits
  • Medical treatment permits

Permanent residency (immigration)

In terms of granting Permanent Residency Permits, emphasis is placed on immigrants who are in a position to make a meaningful contribution to broadening the economic base of South Africa.

Direct residence permits

This category of permit is applicable to foreigners who have been residing in South Africa on the basis of their work permits for a minimum period of five years, their spouses and also to dependents of South African citizens/permanent residence permit holders.

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Britannia Goodwins Removals & Storage can help your overseas move go smoothly. Contact us for a free, no obligation quote, or by calling 01785 251161 and speaking with one of our Stafford and Cheshire removals specialists.

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In the current times you might prefer that we don't visit your house in person to carry out a survey. This is fully understandable and we can just as easily undertake the survey by video call, using whatever method you're comfortable with, usually FaceTime or WhatsApp.

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Alan, Paul, Tony and Rob were a lovely bunch working in the coldest days of the year! They did a great job at packing our belongings safely and delivering our things as well as building furniture.

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Quote was reasonable. Found contact online. You also dealt with confidential shredding on our behalf

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I was satisfied from the minute your receptionist responded to my phone call, Matthew came and assessed the amount and the team arrived.

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I would book you again either for shredding or furniture removal.

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