South Africa Visa

South Africa provides eVisa to eligible travelers to their country. This allows travelers to apply for the eVisa online without visiting the embassy or consulate in person.

The South African eVisa allows travelers to take part in a wide range of activities such as attending business meetings, tourism, visiting friends and families, attending sports events or movie production, and charitable work. 

Once in the country, visitors can stay consecutively for 90 days. After you submit your application, the eVisa takes 5-6 days to process.

After it is approved, it is sent to your email address. Our dedicated team of visa consultants works around the clock and checks your visa application to ensure it is error-free. If there is a mistake, we will contact you and correct it before processing. This is why we have the highest approval rate.

Countries Eligible for a South Africa eVisa

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Belarus
  • Bulgaria
  • Cameroon
  • Comoros
  • Congo (Kinshasa)
  • Congo (Brazzaville)
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Lithuania
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Morocco
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • People's Republic of China
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Slovakia
  • Uganda

Requirements for South Africa eVisa

To apply for a South African eVisa, you are required to have the following documents and information:

  • A valid passport with at least 30 days of validity from the entry date in South Africa.
  • Inbound and outbound flight booking information.
  • You have to upload a document stating the purpose of your visit and the duration of your stay.
  • You need to upload your bank statement for the last three months.
  • A visa fee payment method (credit/debit card).

This is a general requirement for any eligible citizens visiting South Africa. Depending on your country of origin, some additional information may be required.

To check the specific requirements, click on your country name from the list. You will also find the visa application form and visa fees mentioned on your country page.

4 Easy Steps to South Africa eVisa

1

Select your country

Select your country name from the list and get all the required information ready.

2

Complete the eVisa application

Fill out the eVisa application form with the information and documents required. 

3

Make the payment

Make the eVisa fee payment using your debit/credit card. Both Visa and MasterCard are accepted. 

4

Get your visa

After you submit your eVisa application, we will process and email you the eVisa once it is ready. 

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Why Choose South Africa eVisa?

  • Simple and easy online application.
  • Faster processing.
  • No paperwork or visits to the embassies and consulates.
  • Linked to your passport for convenience.
  • Real-time visa updates from the account portal.
  • Ready to fly immediately with the eVisa.

Things You Need to Carry

Here are the documents you should bring with you while entering South Africa:

  • Your valid passport or travel document.
  • Your South African eVisa. It can be on your smartphone or as a printed copy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a South Africa eVisa?

The South African eVisa is an electronic visa that you can apply online. You can use it to enter the country for various purposes like tourism, visiting friends, attending business meetings, charity work, attending sports events, and film development. 

Who is eligible to apply for a South Africa eVisa?

Certain eligible countries can apply for a South African eVisa. You can check your eligibility from the list above. 

How do I apply for a South Africa eVisa?

The South African eVisa application process is online. You can click the ‘Apply Now’ button above and start to fill out the required information. Make sure you have all the required documents in hand before starting the application. 

What documents are required for a South Africa eVisa application?

The documents that are generally required for a South African eVisa are a valid passport with at least one (1) month of validity, a travel itinerary, flight ticket booking information, and bank statements. You can check the full details by clicking on your country name from the list above. 

How long does it take to process a South African eVisa?

The South African eVisa processing time is between 5-6 days. 

What is the validity period of a South African eVisa?

A South African eVisa is typically valid for 90 days from the issue date.

How long can I stay in South Africa with an eVisa?

You can stay in South Africa for up to 90 days per visit with an eVisa.

Can I extend my stay in South Africa on an eVisa?

Yes, you can extend your stay in South Africa with an eVisa. Contact our visa consultants if you need a visa extension for further information and guidance. 

What is the cost of a South Africa eVisa?

The cost of a South Africa eVisa is mentioned in the pricing section of each country page. The prices are updated regularly. We recommend you check the pricing section before applying.

Can I apply for a South Africa eVisa for my family?

Yes, you can apply for family members. You must fill out separate application forms for each family member. Children traveling with their parents may require additional documents like birth certificates or consent from parents or guardians. 

Do children need a separate eVisa to enter South Africa?

Yes, every traveler, including children, needs a separate eVisa.

Is a visa required for transit through South Africa?

Travelers transiting through O R Tambo International Airport, Cape Town International Airport, King Shaka International Airport, and Lanseria International Airport do not require a transit visa. They will need to go through a biometric screening.

Deportees transiting through any airport or port in South Africa must have a transit visa. Furthermore, Pakistani and Bangladeshi travelers who want to enter South Africa en route to another country will need a transit visa.

What should I do if my South Africa eVisa application is rejected?

If your South Africa eVisa application gets rejected, you can apply again. Before you submit your application, ensure you have all the required information and documents in order. You can also consult with our visa consultants, who can assist you in checking your visa application. 

How can I check the status of my South Africa eVisa application?

You can check your South Africa eVisa application from your account with us. To log in, use the email and password you used to apply for your eVisa. You will also be able to download your eVisa from your account once it is ready. 

Can I work in South Africa on an eVisa?

No, an eVisa is for tourism, short business visits, family reunions, and short activities only. You cannot work with an eVisa in South Africa. 

Can I study in South Africa on an eVisa?

No, you need a student visa to study in South Africa.

Do I need a printout of my South Africa eVisa to enter South Africa?

You should take a printout of your eVisa for emergencies. Also, the digital copy on your smartphone will work while you enter South Africa. 

What happens if I overstay my eVisa in South Africa?

If you overstay your South African eVisa, you may be declared undesirable and banned from the country. It is advised that you do not overstay your eVisa in the country. Rather, you can apply for an extension beforehand. 

Can I cancel my South Africa eVisa application after submission?

No, once you have submitted and paid for your South African eVisa application, you cannot cancel it. We recommend you be sure about your journey and then proceed to the visa application. This way, there won’t be any inconvenience. 

How secure is the South Africa eVisa application process?

We have the latest security in our South African eVisa application process. With your data being encrypted, there are no security risks at all. You can apply for your eVisa with ease of mind.

What should I do if I make a mistake in my eVisa application?

We double-check your South African eVisa application before processing it. If we find any mistakes, we will contact you about it. In the meantime, if you are aware of making a mistake, we urge you to contact customer support to correct it. 

Can I apply for a South African eVisa from any country?

Yes, you can apply online from anywhere. Please check the country list from above to see if you are eligible for a South Africa eVisa. 

Are there any countries exempt from needing a visa to enter South Africa?

Yes, many countries’ citizens can enter South Africa visa-free for short stays. Check if your country is on the list.

What are the common reasons for South African eVisa rejections?

Common reasons for South Africa’s eVisa rejection include incomplete applications, incorrect documents, or missing information.

Can I apply for an eVisa if I have dual nationality?

Yes, you can apply for a South African eVisa if you are of dual nationality. Make sure you apply using the passport you’ll travel with.

What type of visa do I need for business travel to South Africa?

An eVisa covers short business trips. The eVisa will allow you to do numerous activities, including attending business meetings, family reunions,  leisure travel, charity work, and attend sports events.

Can I get a refund if my South Africa eVisa is denied?

No, application fees are non-refundable. This is the South African Immigration rule.