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Tourist Visa

Time Processing Time in South Africa for Extension: 30-40
Processing Time if lodged abroad: 1-10 days
Dollar Currency Sign2 Government Fee in South Africa for Extension: 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: N/A

Applying for a Tourist Visa for South Africa

The South African Tourist Visa: everything you need to know

Tourist Visa

Rated as one of the best tourist destinations in the world South Africa offers visitors sunny weather, beautiful scenery, some of the world’s best beaches with top hotels and restaurants dotted all over the map. South Africa is also one of the most affordable and, in some cases, the easiest accessible holiday destinations in the world.

The birth country of the iconic statesman Nelson Mandela welcomes millions of tourists annually and many enter the country without a visa as South Africa offers visa exemption to a number of countries. If you are planning to visit the country as a tourist or to visit friends and family for less than 90 days you may not need a Tourist Visa for South Africa! To check if your country is on South Africa’s Visa Exemption list, click here.

Should your country not be listed in the Visa Exemption list and you do need to apply for a South African Tourist Visa, then New World Immigration team of professional immigration and visa specialists will be able to assist you.

New World Immigration wants you to focus on enjoying our beautiful country and take the misery out of the visa application process so that you can focus on planning the holiday of a life time while we take care of the paperwork.

This one-stop service makes sure you get the appropriate documentation and list of the South African Tourist Visa criteria while staying hands on during your application process.

We answer your questions:

Can I extend my visit?

As visitors are allowed one extension per entry, you most likely would be able to extend your stay, speak to us about this process. Extensions are based on the conditions of your visa and will clearly state should you be unable to extend your visa.

Typically extensions must be applied for within 60 days of your original visa’s expiring date.

Where do I get my copy of the South African Visa Application form?

Collecting your South African Tourist Visa Application Form can be done at the South African Mission in your country of residence. But, should you make the decision to become one of New World Immigration’s many satisfied clients your South African Tourist Visa Application form will be completed on your behalf. New World Immigration assigns a support team to every client’s case and takes care of all the red tape for you.

What are the requirements for a South African Tourist Visa?

You will be required to furnish:

• proof of sufficient funds to sustain yourself for the duration of time spent in SA
• proof Air ticket/Return Ticket back to country of residence
• proof of Accommodation in SA from host or hotel

Must my South African Visitors Visa form be submitted in person?

Yes, the country’s new immigration regulations, which were instituted in 2014-2015, stipulates that all applicants applying for a South Africa Visa must submit their application in person at the nearest South African Mission in their country of residence. In rare cases will a South African Mission Abroad accept your South African Visitors Visa form by a 3rd party – check with us for more information in this regard.

How long will it be before I have my South African Tourist Visa in my hands?

In our experience the South African Mission’s abroad would take about 5-10 days to process your South African Tourist Visa, but we strongly advise that your application be submitted well in advance to avoid delays and disappointments. Processing times may vary and are dependent on how busy the South African Embassy is at the point of time of submission.

How much is a South African Tourist Visa?

The government fee to process your visit visa varies according to currency.

How do I know if I qualify for a South African Visitors Visa?

Speak to one of New World Immigration’s team of experts. We have all the information you need at our fingertips and we will conduct a free assessment of your specific situation to see if you qualify.

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