The citizens of some countries are allowed to remain in South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa. To see if you are a citizen of one of these exempt countries, click here.
If you need to apply for a visa, you will need to meet the following general requirements.
- Form BI-84 – available from the South African representative in your home country or the accredited representative in a neighbouring country
- Your valid passport must remain valid for at least 30 days after your stay in South Africa ends
- If you are a citizen of a visa-exempt country, you need to have at least 1 blank page in your passport; citizens of other countries need to have at least 2 blank pages
- Your flight or travel itinerary
- Two passport photographs
- Proof of your intended activities and their duration in South Africa, such as hotel bookings or an invitation letter from your South African host – if you have a host in South Africa, you also need to provide proof of their legal status in South Africa
- Proof of sufficient funds for your stay in South Africa, such as bank or credit card statements
- Yellow fever certificate if you are travelling in the Yellow Fever Belt
- The prescribed application fee, which varies from country to country and will be quoted to you in your local currency