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South Africa Tourist Online Visa Information

The South Africa eVisa is an electronic visa, expected to be implemented in late 2019, which will allow eligible citizens short stays in South Africa for tourism 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 pilot scheme for the South Africa visa online is currently open to citizens of New Zealand. Further eligible countries are expected to be announced once the pilot scheme has concluded.

Eligible citizens will be able to apply through the simple South Africa eVisa application online. It will be 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 via email.

The duration of the South Africa tourist eVisa and the number of entries it will allow have not yet been announced. This information will be published on this site when made available by the government of South Africa.

Those wishing to stay in South Africa for purposes other than tourism should contact their nearest South African Embassy or Consulate for further information.

eVisa Requirements for Entering South Africa

In order to apply for the South Africa online visa, it will be necessary to meet the following South African visa requirements :

  • Biometric passport from an eligible country valid for at least 1 month after the intended date of arrival in South Africa, containing at least two blank pages
  • A valid credit or debit card to pay the South Africa eVisa fee
  • A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa and any updates and notifications.

The approved South Africa online tourist visa will be electronically attached to the applicant’s passport.

It will be necessary for applicants to use the same passport to travel as that used to complete the eVisa South Africa application. If the applicant changes their passport during the validity of the eVisa, it will be necessary to apply for a new South Africa online visa.

Further South Africa online visa requirements may be announced closer to the implementation of the eVisa, and will be published on this site when made available.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

South Africa Visa FAQ

  • What is a South Africa eVisa?

    The South Africa eVisa is an electronic visa, expected to be implemented in late 2019, which will allow eligible citizens short stays in South Africa for tourism purposes.

  • Which countries need an eVisa to visit South Africa?

    The pilot scheme for the South Africa visa is currently open to citizens of New Zealand. Further eligible countries are expected to be announced once the pilot scheme has concluded.

  • How much is an eVisa to South Africa?

    The price of the eVisa for South Africa has not yet been announced. The final cost will be published on this site when available.

  • How long is a South African eVisa valid for?

    The South Africa eVisa duration has not yet been announced. The validity time for the visa will be published on this site when available.

  • Is the South Africa visa online multiple entry?

    It has not yet been announced whether the South Africa visa will be a single or multiple entry online visa. This information will be published on this site when available.

  • What are the restrictions of the South African Online visa?

    The South African online visa will be available for short stays for tourism in South Africa. Those wishing to stay in South Africa for longer periods or other purposes should contact their nearest South African Embassy or Consulate for further information.

  • How do I apply for the South Africa visa?

    Eligible citizens will be able to apply for the South Africa visa through a simple online application form to receive an approved eVisa via email.

  • How long does it take to get the South Africa visa?

    It will only take a few minutes to complete the South Africa visa application. The standard processing time for the South Africa visa has not yet been announced and will be published on this site when avaialable.

  • What can I do if I have made a mistake on my application process?

    It will be necessary to carefully check there are no mistakes in the information provided on the South Africa eVisa application before submitting the form, as even small errors can result in the rejection of the application.

  • What documents do I need to apply for the online visa?

    In order to apply for the South Africa online visa, it will be necessary to have:

    • A biometric passport from an eligible country valid for at least 1 month after the intended date of arrival in South Africa, containing at least two blank pages
    • A valid credit or debit card to pay the South Africa eVisa fee
    • A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa.
  • Do children need a visa online for South Africa?

    The South African government has not yet announced the conditions regarding whether minors require a visa online for South Africa. Information on the eVisa application procedure for infants and kids will be published on this site when available.

  • Do I have to apply for a new eVisa if I have a new passport?

    Yes, it will be necessary to apply for a new eVisa for South Africa if the applicant changes their passport, as the eVisa will be attached to the passport used during the original application.

  • How do I track my South African visa application?

    The South African government has yet to announce if there will be an online visa verification tool for the eVisa. However, applicants will be able to check the South Africa eVisa status via the updates and notifications sent to the email address provided on the application form.

  • What happens if you overstay your visa in South Africa?

    Those who overstay the validity of their visa in South Africa may be banned from re-entering the country for up to five (5) years.

  • How can I find out my South African eVisa application status?

    Applicants will be able to find out the status of the South African visa by checking the updates and notifications sent to the email address provided on the eVisa form.

  • What I do if my eVisa for South Africa is denied?

    If the South Africa eVisa is denied, travelers will be able to submit a new eVisa application. It is necessary to make sure that all the information entered on the form matches the details of the applicant’s travel document, as even small errors can result in the rejection of the eVisa.

  • How long does it take to renew a South Africa eVisa?

    The South African Government has not yet announced the conditions regarding the renewal of the South Africa eVisa. The information will be published on this site when available.

  • What vaccinations do I need to travel to South Africa?

    There are no compulsory vaccinations to travel to South Africa, although travelers are advised to be up-to-date with all their routine vaccines before entering the country.

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