Research Visa South Africa

Are you a professor, lecturer or academic researcher looking to conduct research and live in South Africa? Then you need to apply for a Research Visa.

Applicants looking to conduct research in South Africa should confirm whether their topic of research falls into the categories mentioned in the Critical Skills List. Since those mentioned in theCritical Skills Listallow individuals conducting research in the specified field to qualify for a Critical Skills Visa.

Research Visas & Permits South Africa Requirements:

  • Employment abroad
  • Proof of financial independence or sufficient sponsorship for the duration of their stay in South Africa
  • Details concerning the essence of the research they will be doing in South Africa 
  • Supporting documentation from affiliated organisations in the country.

Should you have any questions with regard to Research Visas for South Africa, feel free to contact one of our experienced immigration consultants for a free immigration assessment.

Updated according to Immigration Act 2014