The South Africa eVisa is an electronic visa that allows eligible citizens short stays in South Africa for tourism or business purposes.
The government of South Africa is implementing the South Africa online visa in order to facilitate the process of applying for a South Africa tourist visa to boost tourism in the country.
The South Africa tourist eVisa pilot scheme for Kenyan and Indian citizens is currently available. Further eligible countries are expected to be announced once the pilot scheme has concluded.
Eligible citizens are able to apply through the simple South Africa eVisa application online.
It is necessary to complete the South Africa eVisa application form with personal and passport information, and answer a few health and security-related questions, to receive an approved eVisa electronically linked to the traveler’s passport.
The South Africa visa online may be granted as either a single or multiple entry visa and for a variety of periods of validity depending on the nationality of the applicant and the purpose of the stay.
The eVisa for South Africa can currently be used to gain entry to the country at Lanseria and Ortia airports. It is expected that more points of entry will be announced once the pilot scheme has concluded.
Those wishing to stay in South Africa for purposes other than tourism should contact their nearest South African Embassy or Consulate for further information.