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Visas for South Africa

If you're coming from a major international country, such as Europe, Canada/UK, Oz/Nz, then you are entitled to a 90 day free visa. You just rock up and you're all good to go. Very easy. The only noticeable countries that aren't entitled to a 90 day visa are Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and a few South American countries.

However, it's not all bad news as most other countries are entitled to a 30 day free visa.

To enter into South Africa you'll need the following:

  • A valid passport
  • A valid visa (if required)
  • Sufficient funds
  • A return or onward ticket
  • At least two blank pages in your passport
  • Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America

If you want more information you can call the Home Affairs Contact Centre on +27 11 461 9252

If you need to apply for a visa you can do so here:

Dependent on length of stay requested. Permits may be extended if done so 30 days prior to expiry of original permit.