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Volunteer Permits

Time Processing Time in South Africa for Extension: 30-40 days
Processing Time if lodged abroad: 30 days
Dollar Currency Sign2 Government Fee in South Africa: R425
New Submission Centre Fee ( in SA ): 1350
Government Fee abroad: Dependent on Currency
Appform Application Form when submitting abroad: Click here
Application Form when submitting in SA: Done Online


Applying for a Volunteer Visa for South Africa

There are many volunteer opportunities in South Africa.  The country welcomes volunteers and if you plan to volunteer through a proper volunteer organization and have been accepted, you can apply for a Volunteer Visa. In some cases, if you plan to volunteer for three months or less, you may not need a visa. Please check with us.

The Volunteer Visa is a temporary residency visa. It is a multiple entry visa and is renewable. This is the correct visa to choose if you have an acceptance letter from a Registered Volunteer Organization, are not being paid for your work, and plan to volunteer for your entire stay in South Africa.

This visa does not lead to Permanent Residency and does not include working rights.


How do I Qualify?

  • You are a foreigner who wishes to undertake non-paid work for a Volunteer Organization, Charity, Church or Mission inside South Africa.  
  • Organization can provide a letter of invitation stating the purpose and duration of the stay.
  • Applicant has a return flight booked or has paid the Repatriation Deposit.
  • Please contact New World Immigration for the most up to date information if you are interested in volunteering.

Processing Times and Visa Requirements

The processing time is 30 to 40 working days.

The Requirements are:

In respect of the renewal of a visitor’s visa for a period exceeding three months

Passport valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended visit.

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