Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.96 ZAR (05 November 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.96 ZAR (05 November 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

Permanent resident permit

Permanent resident permit: CAN $283.00: (Processing time 12-24 months)
  • Permanent residence applications are sent to South Africa for processing.

Collect the documents listed under basic requirements and over 90 days visit. Each application must have its own supporting documents or we will deem it incomplete.

Complete Application form BI-947 in black ink. Do not use wite-out on forms or make alterations. Make sure this is signed and your email and working telephone number is there. Do not remove any pages from the application.
  • CAN $283.00 processing fee. Pay cash exact amount; money order, certified cheque.. No personal cheques will be accepted.
  • A duly completed BI-9 OR DHA -9 FORM which will be provided by the mission and fingerprints will be taken during the interview in respect of any applicant over the age of 16 years
  • Two immigration size pictures on white background (35mm in width and 45mm in height)
  • REFER TO PAGE 172 OF THE APPLICATION FORM 947 FOR MORE REQUIREMENTS
  • an unabridged birth certificate in respect of each dependent child;
  • a deed poll in the case of an applicant who has changed his or her name, surname or sex; and
  • the documents relating to the applicant's marital status or spousal relationship contemplated in regulation 3(2);
  • Book an appointment in advance to be interviewed at our office BY EMAIL.
  • Once an interview has been completed your application will be forwarded to South Africa for processing.
  • The Consulate-General or High Commission has no powers to accelerate the process but we will follow up on your behalf after the turnaround time stipulated has lapsed.















South African High Commission – Ottawa South African Consulate-General – Toronto:
15 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1M8

Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639


Mon to Thu: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2N 6Y8

Tel: (416) 944 8825
Office faxline: (416) 944 0925
Direct Office Faxline: (416) 944 0419

Mon to Thu: 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM