South African Travel Visa Application Online
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    South Africa online visa, also called electronic visa or eVisa

    A Digitally obtained travel authorization to travel to South Africa

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    Our specialized consultants apply for your online eVisa

    You will receive your visa
    by email in less than week

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    Embark on Your South African Journey with VisaRequest

    Our immigration specialists are available should you need any help or require any clarifications

What is a South Africa eVisa?

  • An electronic visa known as an eVisa is a digital visa that allows travelers to enter South Africa for a period and purpose.

  • The new electronic online visa application process makes it easier for travelers to visit South Africa.

  • Visitors no longer have to visit the South African Embassy or Consulate and stand in queues for a visit visa.

  • The eVisa is a Multiple Entry visa that allows you to stay for up to 90 days but you must enter within 90 days of visa issuance.

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  • Apply for the South Africa eVisa to travel to South Africa for tourism or business right here.

  • Complete the enquiry form within a few minutes and receive the visa in your email in less than a week.

  • Out consultants will contact you to ensure your application process is simple straightforward and quick.

  • Our immigration specialists are available should you need any help or require any clarifications.

Reasons To Visit South Africa for Tourism

Millions of tourists from around the world visit South Africa every year, and these are some of the reasons.

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    Diverse Wildlife and Safari Adventures

    South Africa is renowned for its rich biodiversity and offers some of the world's best safari experiences. Travelers can witness the ``Big Five`` (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) in their natural habitats in iconic national parks like Kruger National Park.

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    Stunning Landscapes and Natural Wonders

    From the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town to the lush Garden Route, South Africa boasts diverse landscapes. The country is home to natural wonders like Blyde River Canyon, Drakensberg Mountains, and the arid beauty of the Kalahari Desert.

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    Adventure Activities and Outdoor Pursuits

    For adventure enthusiasts, South Africa offers a plethora of outdoor activities. From shark cage diving in Gansbaai to hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains, or surfing along the coastline, there's something for every thrill-seeker

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    Thriving Arts and Entertainment Scene

    South Africa has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Travelers can immerse themselves in the local music, dance, and theater, and explore contemporary art galleries and traditional craft markets in cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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    Cultural and Historical Attractions

    South Africa has a rich history, and visitors can explore cultural landmarks such as Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and historical sites like the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage site with ancient fossils.

eVisa Categories To Visit South Africa

Select one of the following categories when applying for an electronic visa for South Africa

Visiting Family or Friends

Visiting Family or Friends

Reconnect with family members or friends who reside in South Africa

Business Purposes

Business Purposes

Attend conferences, meetings or explore potential business opportunities

Study or Courses

Study or Courses

International students who wants to pursue higher education or specialized courses.

Conference Attendance

Conference Attendance

Gatherings to network, share knowledge and stay updated on the latest developments in a field

Charitable Activities

Charitable Activities

Contribute to community development with various organizations and projects addressing social issues and conservation efforts

Research

Research

Scholars find South Africa appealing with rich opportunities to do research for academic purposes.

Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism

Specialized medical treatments, surgeries or wellness programs

Sport Events

Sport Events

Witness events such as rugby matches, cricket tournaments, or golf championships.

THE PROCEDURE

Three easy steps to get a South African eVisa

Upload a photo of your passport
Submit the supporting document
Pay $25 for the eVisa and $20 Service Fee

Documents Required for a South African eVisa

Passport

Digital copy of the first page of the passport (valid 30 days after the intended visit ends)

Contact

Residential address, contact numbers, occupation and other key information

Itinerary

Information about the travel plans (date of arrival and departure, details of accommodation and duration of stay)

Flight Ticket

Return flight itinerary to proof the length of stay (not required to be a paid flight ticket)

Financials

Proof of financial means (pay slip or bank statements to proof sufficient financial resources to bear the expenses)

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever vaccinations certificate (Only travelers from the yellow fever belt)

Travelling with Children under the age of 18

Birth Certificate

Present a birth certificate listing the details of the parents if this is not in the child's passport

Minor Affidavit

If a minor is traveling with one parent, a written affidavit signed by the other parent showing their consent is required

Countries who qualifies for an E-Visa for South Africa

eVisa is available for citizens from the following nationalities:

How VisaRequest can help with your eVisa ?

Time and Convenience:

VisaRequest streamlines the eVisa application process, saving travelers valuable time with their user-friendly interface and dedicated support, which allows applicants to navigate the requirements efficiently.

Expert Knowledge of Requirements:

VisaRequest is equipped with a team of experts who are well-versed in the specific requirements for an eVisa application to ensure that applicants submit accurate information, minimizing the risk of errors that could lead to a rejection.

Personalized Assistance:

The personalized assistance provided by VisaRequest extends beyond the application process and applicants receive individualized support tailored to their needs, ensuring that they are well-informed at every stage of the visa application.

When You Get Your e-Visa

Print a Copy

Hand in a visa copy when you enter

Don't Overstay

Can render you as ‘undesirable’ visitor and ban you

Linked Passport

Present same passport from application

Typical Problems With Your eVisa Application

Discrepancies between the information on the passport and the application form
Discrepancies between the information on the passport and the application form
Incorrect or false supporting documents submitted for the application
Incorrect or false supporting documents submitted for the application
Failure to meet financial requirements - insufficient funds or incorrect documents
Failure to meet financial requirements - insufficient funds or incorrect documents
Overstaying during a previous visit can lead to a ban on entering
Overstaying during a previous visit can lead to a ban on entering
The misuse or abuse of the eVisa system with false information
The misuse or abuse of the eVisa system with false information
Processing times can vary, it's recommended to apply a month in advance
Processing times can vary, it's recommended to apply a month in advance

Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions answered about the application of a South African eVisa

You must provide proof of funds equivalent to 3000 South African Rand ($155)

Bank statements, Salary advances, Undertakings by the host, Bursary or Medical cover

The validity is printed on the South African eVisa and ranges from 30 to 90 days

The Government Visa Fee differs for different countries, but it is generally around R450 ($25)

Our service fee is $25, and we collect the information, submit the documents and process the payment to ensure the process runs smoothly

Most applications are approved within a week, but it can take up to a month during peak season

Once approved, the eVisa for South Africa will be emailed and is electronically linked to the traveler’s passport

Citizen coming from the yellow fever area must carry the international yellow fever vaccination certificate

No, your e-Visa will indicate by which date you should enter South Africa.

Yes, the information you provide for your application for a South African e-Visa is secure and directly submitted to the South African government.

The South African eVisa is a multiple-entry visa, allowing you to enter and exit the country multiple times within the visa validity period.

Yes, a return flight itinerary is required as proof of the length of your stay, but this can be a provisional booking and doesn't need to be paid.

Yes, VisaRequest can assist you to apply for an extension of your visa in South Africa, allowing you to extend your stay for another 90 days

No, but children under the age of 18 require a birth certificate or other proof of both parents.

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