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South Africa Visa Requirements

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NATIONAL PURPOSE OF TRAVEL VISA REQUIRED?
United States

Business

No

Tourist

No
 

NOTES FOR SOUTH AFRICA VISAS:

 

The Embassy of South Africa is now requiring all visa applicants to apply in person at their nearest consulate. Therefore, Allied Passport cannot assist in obtaining your South African visa at this time. For more information please visit the embassy website:

http://www.saembassy.org/consular/

  • Maximum Stay: 90 days

  • Your passport must have two side-by-side blank visa pages

  • If you have been to a country where yellow fever is endemic within the last 6 months you must have proof of vaccination.

Those with passports issued by the countries listed below do not require visa to enter South Africa. All others will require visa for entry or transiting the airport in Johannesburg even if staying in the transit lounge - please also verify with you airline for any other restriction:

  • African Union laissez-passer

  • Andorra

  • Argentina

  • Australia

  • Austria

  • Belgium

  • Botswana

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Chile

  • Czech Republic

  • Denmark

  • Ecuador

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Iceland

  • Israel

  • Italy

  • Jamaica

  • Japan

  • Liechtenstein

  • Luxembourg

  • Malta

  • Monaco

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Norway

  • Paraguay

  • Portugal

  • San Marino

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, British Islands, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man and Virgin Islands

  • Republic of Ireland

  • British Overseas Territories who are in possession of British passports namely:  Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St. Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island.

  • Uruguay

  • Venezuela

  • United States of America

  • *Zimbabwe (*temporary measure until further notice)

 


BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA VISAS:

 

The Embassy of South Africa is now requiring all visa applicants to apply in person at their nearest consulatate. Therefore, Allied Passport cannot assist in obtaining your South African visa at this time. For more information please visit the embassy website:

http://www.saembassy.org/consular/

 

  • One completed South Africa visa application
  • Two passport type photos
  • One invitation letter directly from the South African organization or company sponsoring your visit.
  • Physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page
  • Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94
  • One copy of flight itinerary
  • One copy of hotel arrangements
  • Company business letter - Generate one now and print on your company letterhead.
  • One Allied Passport & Visa order form Save to your desktop before typing.

TRANSIT REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA VISAS (This visa will allow a stay of 72 hours per entry)

 

The Embassy of South Africa is now requiring all visa applicants to apply in person at their nearest consulatate. Therefore, Allied Passport cannot assist in obtaining your South African visa at this time. For more information please visit the embassy website:

http://www.saembassy.org/consular/

 

  • One completed South Africa visa application
  • Two passport type photos
  • Physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page
  • Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94
  • One copy of flight itinerary
  • One copy of visa from country of onward travel
  • One Allied Passport & Visa order form Save to your desktop before typing.

TOURIST REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICA VISAS:

 

The Embassy of South Africa is now requiring all visa applicants to apply in person at their nearest consulatate. Therefore, Allied Passport cannot assist in obtaining your South African visa at this time. For more information please visit the embassy website:

http://www.saembassy.org/consular/

 

  • One completed South Africa visa application
  • Two passport type photos
  • Physical passport with 6 months validity beyond trip completion and one blank visa page
  • Non-USA passport holders must provide a copy of green card or US Visa and I-94
  • Copy of bank statement showing ample funds for travel
  • One copy of flight itinerary
  • One copy of hotel arrangements
  • One Allied Passport & Visa order form Save to your desktop before typing.

WE PRINT $5 PASSPORT PHOTOS (OPTIONAL):


SOUTH AFRICA EMBASSY FEES +

South Africa visa fees for US Citizens

Type of visa

Maximum validity

Processing time

Embassy fee

 

Varies

Varies

8 business days

$ 36.00

 

ALLIED PASSPORT SERVICE FEES +

Service fee is per person per visa determined by "Date Needed."

Process time allowed when available

Service Fee

 

Standard Processing 10+ business days:

$ 59.00

Expedited Processing 4-9 business days:

$ 109.00

Emergency Processing 1-3 business days:

$ 199.00

 

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