The period after which a person might qualify for permanent residence in SA varies from category to category. BIC will be able to assess your circumstances and advise you accordingly.
The following categories can lead to permanent SA residence:
Work Permit, Spouse of a SA Citizen or Resident, Child of a SA Citizen or Resident – younger or older than 21, Continuous employment status in South Africa for a minimum of 5 years or more, Extraordinary Skills, Applications to establish a business in SA or invest in an existing business, Retired Person Permit and a Proof of First Step of Kinship to a SA Citizen or Resident.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.