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South African Visas

Any queries relating to visas are handled by the South African missions or representative office in your country or the nearest one situated to you. Visas are considered by the South African missions abroad and must be affixed in the applicants' passports before departing to the RSA. Visas are not issued on arrival at South African ports of entry. Applicants arriving without visas will be refused entry into the RSA and placed on return flights in terms of legislation.

Countries exempt from South African visas

Visas are not required by citizens of the following countries for the periods and subject to the conditions indicated:
- Holders of South African passports, travel documents and documents for travel purposes.
- Holders of passports of Australia, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland including the British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Mann and Virgin Islands, the Republic of Ireland as well as British Overseas Territories are totally exempt from South African visa control for visits of 90 days and thus do not require visas.

For all other countries, please contact your nearest South African embassy to enquire about your specific visa requirements.

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