Visitors Visa 11.6 (reside with SAC and work)

Overview

Visitors visa section 11(6) - spouse of a citizen or permanent resident and work

Documents Required

    • Duly completed online form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by Department of Home Affairs.
    • Passport copy and current status in the Republic
    • Valid passport which expires in no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended date of departure from the Republic in terms of regulation 9(1)(a)
    • The application is being submitted in person, no less than 60 days prior to the expiry date of the applicant’s visa and if the visa was issued for less than 30 days, not later than seven working days before the expiry of the visa.
    • Original Police clearance certificate issued by the police or security authority in each country where the relevant applicant resided for 12 months or longer after attaining the age of 18 years except for South Africa, in respect of criminal records or the character of that applicant, which certificate shall not be older than six months at the time of its submission: (Provided that the certificate shall not be required from a foreign country in the case of renewal or extension of a visa)
    • Biometric enrolment fee applicable: Yes
    • A medical report - Medical report should not be older than 6 months at the time of submission
    • A radiological report. Provided that a radiological report shall not be required in respect of children under the age of 12 years or pregnant women
    • Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable).
    • The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship.
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate if that person travelled or intends travelling from or transiting through a yellow fever endemic area: (Provided that the certificate shall not be required where that person travelled or intends travelling in direct transit through such area)
    • Full birth certificates in respect of each dependent child
    • Proof of a union recognised in terms of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998), where applicable.
    • Divorce decree, where applicable.
    • Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable.
    • Legal separation order, where applicable.
    • Proof of payment of the applicable fee
    • An employment offer where applicable
    • Proof of registration of the Business with CIPC and proof of registration with SARS, where applicable
    • Proof of provisional acceptance form an Educational Institution where applicable
    • Support letter and copy of ID of spouse who is a South African citizen or Permanent resident

    Notes: No person holding a visitor's visa may apply for a change of status to his or her visa while in the Republic, unless under exceptional circumstances set out below:

    1. is in need of emergency lifesaving medical treatment for longer than three months;
    2. is an accompanying spouse or child of a holder of the business or work visa, who wishes to apply for a study or work visa;
    3. be that the holder's continued stay in the Republic is required for any purpose related to a criminal trial in the Republic: Provided that such application shall be initiated by the relevant Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and addressed to the Director-General.
    4. Visitor's visa section 11(6) in ONLY issued to a Spouse of a South African citizen or permanent residence holder who is in possession of a Relative's visa. Such person must apply for a Visitor's visa section 11(6) to allow him or her to work, study or conduct business. It cannot be issued to any other dependent person (brother, sister, mother, father, etc).

    VISITORS VISA SECTION 11(6) RENEWAL -SPOUSE OF A CITIZEN OR PERMANENT RESIDENT

    • Duly completed online form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by Department of Home Affairs.
    • Passport copy and current status in the Republic
    • Valid passport which expires in no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended date of departure from the Republic in terms of regulation 9(1)(a)
    • The application is being submitted in person, no less than 60 days prior to the expiry date of the applicant’s visa and if the visa was issued for less than 30 days, not later than seven working days before the expiry of the visa.
    • Original Police clearance certificate issued by the police or security authority in each country where the relevant applicant resided for 12 months or longer after attaining the age of 18 years except for South Africa, in respect of criminal records or the character of that applicant, which certificate shall not be older than six months at the time of its submission: (Provided that the certificate shall not be required from a foreign country in the case of renewal or extension of a visa)
    • Biometric enrolment fee applicable: Yes
    • A medical report - Medical report should not be older than 6 months
    • A radiological report. Provided that a radiological report shall not be required in respect of children under the age of 12 years or pregnant women
    • Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable).
    • The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship.
    • A yellow fever vaccination certificate if that person travelled or intends travelling from or transiting through a yellow fever endemic area: (Provided that the certificate shall not be required where that person travelled or intends travelling in direct transit through such area)
    • Full birth certificates in respect of each dependent child
    • Proof of a union recognised in terms of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act, 1998 (Act No. 120 of 1998), where applicable.
    • Divorce decree, where applicable.
    • Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable.
    • Legal separation order, where applicable.
    • Proof of payment of the applicable fee
    • An employment offer where applicable
    • Proof of registration of the Business with CIPC and proof of registration with SARS, where applicable
    • Proof of provisional acceptance form an Educational Institution where applicable
    • Support letter and copy of ID of spouse who is a South African citizen or Permanent resident

    Notes: No person holding a visitor's visa may apply for a change of status to his or her visa while in the Republic, unless under exceptional circumstances set out below:

  1. is in need of emergency lifesaving medical treatment for longer than three months;
  2. is an accompanying spouse or child of a holder of the business or work visa, who wishes to apply for a study or work visa;
  3. be that the holder's continued stay in the Republic is required for any purpose related to a criminal trial in the Republic: Provided that such application shall be initiated by the relevant Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and addressed to the Director-General.
  4. Visitor's visa section 11(6) in ONLY issued to a Spouse of a South African citizen or permanent residence holder who is in possession of a Relative's visa. Such person must apply for a Visitor's visa section 11(6) to allow him or her to work, study or conduct business. It cannot be issued to any other dependent person (brother, sister, mother, father, etc).

Processing Time

All temporary visa applications accepted at the Visa Facilitation Centre will have a minimum average processing time of 8 - 10 weeks for the decision to be returned from Department of Home Affairs. You can track your application online on VFS Global website to determine status of your application.

Visa Fees

Category

DHA Application Fee

VFS Service Fee

Visitor's visa section 11(6)

0

1350

Premium Lounge (Optional Service)

 

 500


All fees are inclusive of VAT and to be paid in South African Rand. Above listed fees are non-refundable once the application is received by VFS Global and Department of Home Affairs.

Once all supporting documentation is available as per the documentary checklist kindly proceed to complete the online application form. You will be required to pre-pay a minimum amount of R1350 in order to secure and schedule your appointment online.

Payment to secure your online appointment can be made in three methods:

  • Online payment via Debit/Credit card through the secure online portal
  • Pre-payment at Standard Bank by downloading and completing the online generated bank receipt and depositing the cash into the nearest Standard Bank
  • EFT payment through the secure online portal

Note- When selecting the pre-payment option, after payment has been done you are required to visit your online application form after 3 working days to proceed to schedule your appointment.