What is a South African life partners visa?

With many South Africans having foreigners as permanent life partners, the idea of residing in beautiful South Africa is a wonderful adventure too look forward to.

But in order to reside in South Africa with a South African counterpart, a life partner visa will be required to be obtained.

A life partner visa is a visa for a foreigner who is in a long term / permanent relationship (not married to each other) with a South African citizen or permanent residency holder.

This visa alone does not allow the holder to work or operate a business, but with the applicable endorsement, business and work can be done in South Africa by the foreign partner.