South African Immigration

Treaty Visa

A treaty visa may be issued to a foreigner conducting activities in South Africa in terms of an international agreement to which South African is a party.

Treaty visa are issued by the Director-General of Home Affairs, or a department of or another organ of state responsible for the implementation of the treaty.

The relevant organ of state which is party to the treaty is required to attest to various issues including the nature and duration of the programme as well as a repatriation undertaking of the applicant and his or her accompanying dependent family members.