HOLIDAYS OBSERVED

Please check the list of holidays Missions will observe this year.

Write your email address on the upper right hand corner of your application form to receive updates on the status of your application. 

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SOUTH AFRICAN MISSIONS
IN THE UNITED STATES:

The South African Consulate General
in Chicago, Illinois
200 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel. (312) 939-7929
Fax: (312) 939-2588
Email
Website

The South African Consulate General
in Los Angeles, CA
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel. (323) 651-0902
Fax: (323) 651-5969
Email
Website:

The South African Consulate General
in New York City
333 East 38th Street,
9th Floor
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 213-4880
Fax: (212) 856-1575
Email
Website

The South African Embassy in Washington, DC
3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 232-4400
Fax: (202) 244-9417
Email
Website

South African Temporary Residence Permit 

Temporary residence permits are issued on request to applicants who intend to visit South Africa for a period of over three (3) months but not exceeding three (3) years. 

Different Types of Temporary Residence Permits

  • Study Permit
    issued to foreigners intending to take up studies in South Africa.

  • Treaty Permit
    issued to foreigners conducting activities in South Africa in terms of an international agreement to which South Africa is a party.

  • Relative's Permit
    issued to relatives/spouses of South African citizens or residents intending to move to South Africa and take up permanent residence.

  • Medical Permit
    issued to foreigners intending to visit South Africa for the purpose of undergoing medical treatment.

  • Retired Person's Permit
    issued to retirees intending to live in South Africa only for limited or seasonal periods during the validity of the permit.

  • Business Permit
    issued to foreigners who intend to establish or invest in a business in South Africa in which they may be employed.

  • General Work Permit
    issued to foreigners with general qualifications intending to work in South Africa.

  • Intra-Company Transfer Work Permit
    issued to foreigners being transferred by their own company to an affiliate company in South Africa.

  • Exceptional Skills Work Permit
    issued to applicants in possession of exceptional skills or qualifications that are scarce in in South Africa.

  • Quota Work Permit
    issued to pre-determined number of employees needed in a particular occupational category determined by the Minister.

  • Corporate Permit
    issued by the Department to a corporate applicant. A corporant applicant is defined as a juristic person established under the laws of South Africa or a foreign country as a corporation to employ foreigners to conduct work for such applicant.

  • Exchange Permits
    issued to applicants under the age of 25 years and may only conduct work for one year.