Temporary Residence Visa

To apply for a Temporary Residence Permit
All applicants must:

  • Have a valid passport. The applicant must be in possession of a valid passport which expires in no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended date of departure from the Republic
  • Ensure the temporary residence permit is valid at all times
  • Submit the online application at any of the VFS Global visa facilitation centres with all required documentation

Extending the validity of a temporary residence permit in South Africa

Applications for the extension of a temporary residence permit must be done at least 60 calendar days prior to the expiry of the permit and can be made at any of the 12 VFS Global Visa Facilitation Centres designated in South Africa. There is a DHA and VFS fee payable when applying for an extension of a temporary residence permit.