This category of permit may be issued to a foreign national who is a member of the immediate family of a South African citizen or permanent resident within the first degree of kinship i.e. a father, mother or child and this will include a biological or judicially adopted child or adoptive parents and step parents.

An undertaking would have to be given by the South African Citizen or Permanent Resident relative regarding the financial, a medical, physical and emotional responsibility for the applicant. The “financial means” of the sponsoring relative is Eight Thousand Five Hundred Rand (ZAR 8500, 00) per relative applying for permanent residence.