Visa Information

Requirements for visitors’ visas differ from country to country. Be sure to review whether you need a visa to enter South Africa. If your country is not listed as a visa exempt country, you should make inquiries at your nearest South African embassy. Details of visa applications can be found here.  
Documents Required for a Visa

A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
Your passport must have at least TWO unused pages for entry / departure endorsements
A completed Form BI-84 (application for a visa)
Payment of the prescribed fee
A yellow-fever vaccination certificate (if required)
Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
Two color passport photographs
A return or onward ticket if you are traveling by air
Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:

Bank statements/Salary advances
Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa
Cash available (including credit cards and travelers’ cheques)

Exempt Countries
Any citizen who holds a national passport from one of the following countries does not need a special visa to visit South Africa, for an intended stay of 90 days or less:

African Union Laissez Passer
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile (only ordinary passport holders)
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany (except in diplomatic staff due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of Germany in SA)
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxemburg
Malta
Monaco
Namibia (only ordinary passport holders 90 days per annum)
Netherlands
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Portugal
San Marino
Singapore
Spain
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania (90 days per annum)
Trinidad & Tobago (only ordinary passport holders)
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (only ordinary passport holders)
British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man.