Visa policy of South Africa

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Visitors to South Africa must obtain a visa from one of the South African diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

All visitors must hold a passport valid for 1 month and with two blank pages.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa-Free to South Africa

Eligible countries/territories[edit]

Citizens of the following countries/territories do not require a visa:[2]

90 days[edit]

Citizens of the following 47 countries/territories who hold valid national passports are not required to obtain South African visas for visits of up to 90 days:

30 days[edit]

Citizens of the following 29 countries/territories who hold valid national passports are not required to obtain South African visas for visits of up to 30 days:

Other nationalities which are not listed will need to obtain a visa prior to arriving in South Africa.

Eligible international organizations[edit]

Individuals holding the following travel documents are not required to obtain South African visas for visits of up to 90 days:

Staff members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) who travel on SADC laissez-passers are exempt from visa requirements for bona fide official business visits up to 90 days and transit.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South African Department of Home Affairs (accessed 10 March 2013)
  2. ^ "Visa Information". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  3. ^ only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports
  4. ^ only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR)