Do partners of South Africas who are in Same-sex relationships require visas to immigrate to South Africa?

South Africa is proud of its multi-cultural and liberal society. On December 1st 2005, South Africa became the fifth nation in the world to offer legal marriage to same-sex couples.

Post-apartheid, South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, and is the only one to specifically mention equal rights for same-sex couples or individuals.

If a partner or spouse of a South Africa would like to join them, the same immigration rules apply in order to obtain a South African spousal visa.