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Offline Oggy

Folks, been dealing with the SA Embassy and trying to get info for what visa might be available for my situation. Really struggling to find what I need, any Brits have experience of moving to SA and marrying a SA National? I'm becoming pretty frustrated with it now, can't seem to find good info anywhere and the SA Embassy are less than useless...
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Offline allan.cawood

My mom is a British citizen, she married my dad and got a permanent residency permit and not a visa


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Oh ok, did she marry in SA and then apply for residency?
 

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You don't have to be married to get permanent residency. I did it based on life partner. She got residency and we're still not married. Not sure if that helps you situation though.

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Oh ok, did she marry in SA and then apply for residency?

yes they did get married in SA but not sure when she applied for the residency
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Ok folks, thank you for the info and advice...
 

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From what I have seen, you need to apply for a spousal visa as the first step

Be wary of spousal visas as quite often they are issued with "no work" clauses

Thereafter after residing here for 5 years, you can apply for permanent residence, after a further 10 years you can apply for naturalization as a citizen

Maybe applying for a work permit/visa straight off would be a better solution

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Your problem sounds like a good excuse to me, not to get married.   

But then the other hand you cannot be happy all your life.  :pot:
 

Offline TeeJay

This right here........the SA Embassy are less than useless........is the reason you should convince your new to be married wife to move to the UK.....thank me later.

Good luck.



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From what I have seen, you need to apply for a spousal visa as the first step

Be wary of spousal visas as quite often they are issued with "no work" clauses

Thereafter after residing here for 5 years, you can apply for permanent residence, after a further 10 years you can apply for naturalization as a citizen

Maybe applying for a work permit/visa straight off would be a better solution

I think I need to either be married to her or have been living long term with her overseas, neither of which I have done. The UK have a marriage visa which facilitates marrying your fiancee and travel to the country on a 6 month visa, but I can't find a similar one in SA.
 

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Your problem sounds like a good excuse to me, not to get married.   

But then the other hand you cannot be happy all your life.  :pot:

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This right here........the SA Embassy are less than useless........is the reason you should convince your new to be married wife to move to the UK.....thank me later.

Good luck.

I've lived on the Isle of Man for the majority of my life, 5 years in Australia and some few months in the Philippines. I did 3 months in Cape Town and liked it, at 55 I feel like making a go of it with my crazy Xhosa gf, variety is the spice of life, or so they say!

 

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From what I have seen, you need to apply for a spousal visa as the first step

Be wary of spousal visas as quite often they are issued with "no work" clauses

Thereafter after residing here for 5 years, you can apply for permanent residence, after a further 10 years you can apply for naturalization as a citizen

Maybe applying for a work permit/visa straight off would be a better solution

I think I need to either be married to her or have been living long term with her overseas, neither of which I have done. The UK have a marriage visa which facilitates marrying your fiancee and travel to the country on a 6 month visa, but I can't find a similar one in SA.

I have a foreign partner but she took care of her visa and it is a complicated issue, as suggested before an immigration advisor could help

As I mentioned earlier the spousal/life partner visa won't allow you to seek employment

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From what I have seen, you need to apply for a spousal visa as the first step

Be wary of spousal visas as quite often they are issued with "no work" clauses

Thereafter after residing here for 5 years, you can apply for permanent residence, after a further 10 years you can apply for naturalization as a citizen

Maybe applying for a work permit/visa straight off would be a better solution

I think I need to either be married to her or have been living long term with her overseas, neither of which I have done. The UK have a marriage visa which facilitates marrying your fiancee and travel to the country on a 6 month visa, but I can't find a similar one in SA.

I have a foreign partner but she took care of her visa and it is a complicated issue, as suggested before an immigration advisor could help

As I mentioned earlier the spousal/life partner visa won't allow you to seek employment

Eish, looking like a hard slog ahead, thinking maybe a ln immigration agent might be worth a go, cheers...
 

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I married a girl from the USA in SA.

After 8 years of living in SA with me, and only getting the 2-year temporary residence permits (that take months to issue and cost a fortune), they still wouldn't grant her a work permit or permanent residence.

So I applied for a Green Card, it was granted within 3 months, and I have now been in the USA for 5 years. I naturalised as a citizen in December.

SA home affairs is a clusterfuck. Good luck  :sip:
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This is who my GF used https://www.vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html

Maybe a starting point?

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Oggy,
Best of luck if you can managed that, you see the darkies do not want whities in good old RSA.

My wife is a German citizen. She is with me in RSA now for 9 years legally. We are married now for 4 years. Permanent resident application has been applied  two years ago already, nothing has been heard since. Her last visa (spousal) has been rejected twice, just because "Sipho" can not read properly AND in the cANCer govemunt the left hand got no idea what the right hand is doing.

All that I can say, work through an agency do not try it on your own, have patience, a lot of it and of money, lots and lots of it. Why? Because you work with uneducated self opiniated moronic fucknuts in that cluster fuck Department of INFERIOR. If 'Sipho' is not in the mood of working, your application will be rejected, then you try again then just maybe..........

Why money? My wife's last spousal visa that got rejected twice, cost me R23 000-000 to get approved (Agency & cANCer fees, no bribery)

Now with this C19 Skrikbewind - need I say more?

Oh I can tell you stories, maybe I must write a book.

Best of luck again and Welcome to South Africa

hh

ps. Maybe it could help, get hold of a tin of black paint or that stuff that we use in the old SADF, think it is called 'Black is Beautifull'.

You paint a dark picture sir?

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Oggy,
Best of luck if you can managed that, you see the darkies do not want whities in good old RSA.

My wife is a German citizen. She is with me in RSA now for 9 years legally. We are married now for 4 years. Permanent resident application has been applied  two years ago already, nothing has been heard since. Her last visa (spousal) has been rejected twice, just because "Sipho" can not read properly AND in the cANCer govemunt the left hand got no idea what the right hand is doing.

All that I can say, work through an agency do not try it on your own, have patience, a lot of it and of money, lots and lots of it. Why? Because you work with uneducated self opiniated moronic fucknuts in that cluster fuck Department of INFERIOR. If 'Sipho' is not in the mood of working, your application will be rejected, then you try again then just maybe..........

Why money? My wife's last spousal visa that got rejected twice, cost me R23 000-000 to get approved (Agency & cANCer fees, no bribery)

Now with this C19 Skrikbewind - need I say more?

Oh I can tell you stories, maybe I must write a book.

Best of luck again and Welcome to South Africa

hh

ps. Maybe it could help, get hold of a tin of black paint or that stuff that we use in the old SADF, think it is called 'Black is Beautifull'.

You paint a dark picture sir?

Thought ZA encouraged immigration these days

Well said, a dark picture...  :imaposer: :imaposer:

and Silly boy, that is Emmigration.  8)
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Oggy,
Best of luck if you can managed that, you see the darkies do not want whities in good old RSA.

My wife is a German citizen. She is with me in RSA now for 9 years legally. We are married now for 4 years. Permanent resident application has been applied  two years ago already, nothing has been heard since. Her last visa (spousal) has been rejected twice, just because "Sipho" can not read properly AND in the cANCer govemunt the left hand got no idea what the right hand is doing.

All that I can say, work through an agency do not try it on your own, have patience, a lot of it and of money, lots and lots of it. Why? Because you work with uneducated self opiniated moronic fucknuts in that cluster fuck Department of INFERIOR. If 'Sipho' is not in the mood of working, your application will be rejected, then you try again then just maybe..........

Why money? My wife's last spousal visa that got rejected twice, cost me R23 000-000 to get approved (Agency & cANCer fees, no bribery)

Now with this C19 Skrikbewind - need I say more?

Oh I can tell you stories, maybe I must write a book.

Best of luck again and Welcome to South Africa

hh

ps. Maybe it could help, get hold of a tin of black paint or that stuff that we use in the old SADF, think it is called 'Black is Beautifull'.

You paint a dark picture sir?

Thought ZA encouraged immigration these days

Well said, a dark picture...  :imaposer: :imaposer:

and Silly boy, that is Emmigration.  8)

Ahh they encouraging emigration of the whities...got it. you too clever for me.
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