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Moving to South Africa

Understand the rules and regulations that might affect your move to South Africa?

Legal requirements to visit or stay in South Africa might depend on your nationality, reason for entry, intended duration of stay and even income.

This section guides you through the residency and visa requirements, with information on the different types of visas and temporary residence permits available. Information on who is eligible for permanent residence in South Africa is also included.

Bringing pets? Animals also need to have their papers in order! Find out about the documents and medical checks needed to take your pet dogs and cats with you to South Africa.

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