A Cohabitation Agreement or Life Partnership Agreement would conventionally be used for partners that live together in a life partnership and it confirms their proprietary rights during the subsistence of their relationship. It sets out the financial terms of the relationship, and offers protection for the parties upon death, or should the relationship be terminated.

The Department of Home Affairs usually requires a notarially executed Cohabitation Agreement or Life Partnership Agreement to support applications for permanent residence visas or spousal visas where one partner is not a citizen or permanent resident of the Republic of South Africa. While such contracts are typically used in the event that parties are unmarried, the Department of Home Affairs sometimes requires a notarial contract to confirm their relationship and living arrangements in the case where the parties are married to each other without an antenuptial contract.


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Drafting Contract and Special Power of Attorney, and attending to execution thereof before Notary Public 900.00
Vat (15%) 135.00
Total R1380.00


  • The above price excludes VAT and is applicable to online submissions only and does not include consultation with an attorney.
  • The above amounts exclude costs for any special provisions.

The Process Explained

Step 1 

Complete the online form

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The form needs to be completed fully and accurately in order for us to prepare your documentation. This step should take approximately 15 minutes.

Step 2 

Pay our fee and submit form.

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Once you have completed and submitted the online form, you will be directed to our payment page. We presently accept payment by EFT or direct deposit. We do not accept cheque deposits.

Step 3

We prepare your documents and email it to you within 24 hours

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Upon receipt of your form and payment, we will prepare your documentation and email it to you, which includes the Special Power of Attorney and Cohabitation Agreement or Life Partnership Contract.

Step 4

Print and sign your documents and return them to us

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Should you find the documents to be in order, print and sign them. First email the documents to us to check that all is in order and thereafter send us the original documents to us (together with the required supporting documentation) via registered post, overnight mail or counter-to-counter mail.

Step 5

We attend to execution of your contract

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Upon receipt of your original signed documents, we will appear before a Notary Public on your behalf to execute your contract in terms of the Special Power of Attorney.

Following execution, you will be furnished with a copy of the executed contract by email and the original will be available for collection at our offices. Should you require the original to be posted or couriered, additional costs will be applicable.