Spousal permits and visas

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Middle East & Africa > South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in South Africa

South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in South Africa The South Africa Expats forum is a great place to meet other Expats now living in South Africa. Join our Expat community and discuss all issues including living, working, kids, transportation, socialising, eating and buying houses in South Africa.

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By GabyMat
  • 1 Post By GabyMat
  • 1 Post By GabyMat

Spousal permits and visas


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August 2019, 01:21 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 0
GabyMat is on a distinguished road
4 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from mozambique. Users Flag! Expat in southafrica.
Default Spousal permits and visas

If you're doing a Spousal, whether it be PRP, PRA, TRP, TRR, or TRA you would be well advised to go very heavy on evidence proving "good faith spousal relationship". If you don't you face almot certain rejection.

DHA have acquired a bee in the bonnet about sham marriages, and unless you provide copious evidence of cohabitation with your "purported spouse" you can expect rejection.

A good place to start is proof of both spouses living at the same address. Leases, Title Deeds, municipal accounts, bank statements, Traffic Department correspondence, general retail accounts, should all accompany an eloquent Spousal Affidavit from both spouses.

In other countries you might expect a visit from an inspector to verify the cohabitation situation. Sadly that's not possible here due to the inherent corruptibility of most officials - the inspector would become very wealthy very quickly. So you must submit credible documents - certified wherever possible.

Currently you're going to be waiting more than 3 years for a spousal PRP, more than 1 year for a PRA thereon, 3 months for a TRR and up to a year for a TRA. And it's going to get worse, not better.

Play it safe and give them a mountain of paper.
mawire likes this.


Last edited by GabyMat; 22nd August 2019 at 01:25 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August 2019, 02:42 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 18
Rep Power: 0
Chimichuri is on a distinguished road
1 likes received
1 likes given

Default

I don't know how anyone in DHA doesn't find it a bit insane or unreasonable that someone has to wait a few years to get a permit.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22nd August 2019, 06:53 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 0
GabyMat is on a distinguished road
4 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from mozambique. Users Flag! Expat in southafrica.
Default

They are completely drunk with power and have no shred of remorse for the damage they do to peoples lives. They are totally without compassion and I have no doubt they will suffer greviously for it. Just too late for the likes of us unfortunately.
nmushambi likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 31st August 2019, 09:59 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: South Africa
Posts: 25
Rep Power: 0
nmushambi is on a distinguished road
2 likes received
4 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from zimbabwe. Users Flag! Expat in southafrica.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GabyMat View Post
They are completely drunk with power and have no shred of remorse for the damage they do to peoples lives. They are totally without compassion and I have no doubt they will suffer greviously for it. Just too late for the likes of us unfortunately.
Pure evil on their part. At least the constitutional court ordered Home Affairs to allow a foreigner married to a citizen a way to change their visa from a visitor to a relatives visa while in the country. I won't lie I hope karma bites SA in the behind with they way they treat foreign nationals trying to legally stay in the country

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 31st August 2019, 02:02 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Cape Town
Posts: 9
Rep Power: 0
GabyMat is on a distinguished road
4 likes received
1 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from mozambique. Users Flag! Expat in southafrica.
Default

And it's all totally futile.

They make such a big deal about sham marriages. I'm willing to believe there could be one or two marriages of convenience happening, but how many?

How many men are prepared to bind themselves to a sham wife for a lot more than 5 years, having undertaken in writing to support her, and then, after the PRP is granted, go to a divorce court and risk having half his estate transferred to the newly ex wife? He can't go to court admitting to a sham marriage so he'll have to take whatever the woman demands, or be stuck with her forever.

Also with literally millions of illegals from all over Africa, what is the big deal of having one more person that a) has no criminal record here or in her home country b) is certified healthy and TB free, c) is guarranteed financial support from a traceable SA citizen with an ID number, and who's bank account has been scrutinised by DHA? And is probably in a bona fide marriage anyway.

Yet they have millions of illegals that are destitute criminals living in the streets selling drugs or contraband to stay alive, and make no effort to repatriate them, or even find them.
nmushambi likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.