It will be simple and straightforward to apply for a South Africa e-Visa from China – travelers will just have to complete the online application form.
Before filling in the form, travelers will be expected to ensure they have a valid Chinese passport (with at least six month’s validity beyond the intended date of travel to South Africa), a valid email address, and a credit card, to pay the visa fee.
The form will ask applicants to input personal details and passport information, as well as to outline their plans to visit South Africa. They must also answer questions related to health and security matters and upload a few supporting documents, which include:
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover expenses during the visit
- Confirmation of a return or onward travel ticket
- A yellow fever certificate (if they have passed through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America on the way to South Africa).
All applicants will be expected to ensure the personal and travel information is entered correctly before submitting the form, to avoid any unnecessary delays in processing.
Once the eVisa is confirmed, the applicant will be informed of its validity as well as the date by which they must enter South Africa.
The visa is also then electronically linked with the applicant’s passport, which must be shown when they enter South Africa. If for whatever reason (such as renewal, loss, or damage) an applicant’s Chinese passport changes before they arrive in South Africa, they will need to apply for a new eVisa.