Do you need a visa for South Africa?

If you’re coming to South Africa on holiday for less than 90 days, you won’t need a visa if you’re hold a passport from a visa exempt country. If not, you have to apply for a Visitor Visa – a South African visitor visa allows a non-visa exempt foreign national to visit South Africa.

Here are two other South African visa types that you may need regardless of whether you are from a visa exempt country or not:

Study visa

A South African study visa allows a foreign national to reside in the Republic whilst studying at a South African institution of primary, secondary or tertiary education.

Volunteer visa

A South African volunteer visa may be issued to a foreign national involved in unpaid volunteer or charity work within the country.

Do you qualify for these visa types?

As an added benefit to our young and intrepid travelers, we’ve partnered with immigration lawyers, Simply explain your situation and desired outcome using their online assessment form and receive free advice on your visa eligibility, as well as affordable assistance in obtaining your required visa should you need help.

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