Immigration-South-AfricaSouth Africa is one of the most popular tourist destinations known for its high quality of life. Apex Visas, one of the leading immigration and visa consultants in India states that South Africa offers vast opportunities for employment and has a great economic growth.  The company highlights the terms and conditions for permanent residency in South Africa. The applications for permanent residency in South Africa are considered in terms of Section 26 (Direct Residency Permits) and Section 27 (Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permits) of the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), and read with Regulation 33 of the Immigration Regulations.  The immigrants who are in a position to make a meaningful contribution to broadening the economic base of South Africa are preferred for Permanent Residency Permits. The applicants are required to submit representation to the Minister of Home Affairs motivating why he or she should be declared not to be a prohibited person or an undesirable person, in order to make application for a permanent residency permit.

Apex visas states that after the approval from the Minister of Home Affairs, the applicant needs to submit an application for either a Direct Residency Permit or a Residency-on-Other-Grounds Permit. In order to apply for a direct residency permit one needs to complete Form BI-947.  In addition to completing and submitting Form BI-947, the applicant must provide various documentations which include a full set of fingerprints, a marriage certificate / Proof of spousal relationship, if applicable, a divorce decree / proof of legal separation, if applicable, proof of custody of a minor, if applicable, a death certificate for a late spouse, if applicable, the consent of parents in the case of minors, proof of judicial adoption of a minor, if applicable ,police clearance certificates for all countries in which you resided for a period of one year or longer since your 18th birthday and a valid temporary residency permit (if already in South Africa) .