I am trying to move to Cape Town and I am in the process in applying for a Life Partner Permit. My companion is from South Africa. The problem is that we have only been living together for 9 months now and I have been hearing about the immigration laws changing and requiring couples to have lived at least 5 years together. Does anyone know when those new laws are going to take effect? Have they already? I have tried to call the embassy where I reside but I have had no luck with that so far.