WHO CAN APPLY FOR A RELATIVE VISA?
A relative visa can be issued to a foreigner who is a member of the immediate family of a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa.
WHAT IS AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER FOR THE PURPOSES OF A RELATIVE VISA APPLICATION?
Any family member that is within the first degree of kinship. This includes spouses, parents and children. Although not considered to be in the first step of kinship, grandparents, grandchildren and siblings may also apply for a Relative Visa.
HOW LONG IS A RELATIVE VISA ISSUED FOR?
A relative visa may be issued for a maximum period of 2 years and may be renewed one or more times.