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Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002)

Temporary Residence

14. Treaty visa


(1) A treaty visa may be issued to a foreigner conducting activities in the Republic in terms of an international agreement to which the Republic is a party.


(2) A treaty visa may be issued by—
(a) the Director-General, as prescribed; or
(b) a department or another organ of state responsible for the implementation of the treaty concerned under a delegation from the Director-General: Provided that—
(i) information relating to the failure of such foreigner to comply with the terms and conditions of the visa and to depart when required is conveyed to the Director-General;
(ii) the organ of state concerned satisfies the Director-General that, under the circumstances, it has the capacity to perform this function; and
(iii) the visa is issued in accordance with the prescribed requirements, procedures and forms.

[Section 14(2)(b) amended by section 10 of Immigration Amendment Act, 2011 (Act No. 13 of 2011)]