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South Africa Visa

Type of South Africa Visas

90 Days Tourist Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period : Upto 90 days
  • Validity : As per Embassy
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 2999/-
90 Days Business Visa
  • Processing time: 10-15 days
  • Stay period: Upto 90 days
  • Validity: As per Embassy
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 2999/-
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Documents required for South Africa Visa

  • Must have Documents for South Africa Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any;
    • Visa Application form;
    • 2 recent colour photographs (Photo Specification);
    • Personal Covering letter (For Employed - Plain paper/ For Self-Employed – Company Letterhead);
    • Original updated Bank statement of last 6 months. (with a balance of at least South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai);
    • Confirmed return flight tickets;
    • Hotel reservation;
    • Day wise itinerary / travel plan covering your stay in South Africa;
    • Vaccination certificate; (yellow fever) if applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.

    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.

  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Original Leave sanctioned certificate with company seal and signature;
    • Last 3 months salary slip.

    2. If Self Employed

    • Business Registration License / MOA / Partnership deed;
    • Company’s updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Company’s IT returns for last 3 years.

    3. If Retired:

    • Proof of retirement like pension book, statement etc.

    4. If Student

    • School / College / Institute ID Card;
    • Bonafide certificate.

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate;
    • No Objection Certificate from the parents / non-accompanying parent on Rs 100/- stamp paper;
    • ID proof of parent like passport or PAN card.

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter;
    • Inviter’s ID proof like Passport or Resident Permit;
    • Address proof like any Electricity bill, any Utility bill etc.

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship letter;
    • Sponsor’s national ID proof like Passport, PAN card or Resident permit;
    • Updated bank statement of last 6 months;
    • Income tax returns of last 3 years

    8. For Business Visa

    • Invitation letter from host Company stating purpose of trip, business details etc;
    • Covering letter from Indian company on company letterhead.
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South Africa Visa process and requirements

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South Africa Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a South Africa Visa?

    All Indian Citizens require a visa to travel to South Africa, whether for business or tourism. We can help you to obtain a visa for South Africa. We are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application.

  • add How long can I stay in South Africa?

    You can stay for a maximum period of 90 days in South Africa, however the grant & validity of South Africa Visa is solely at the discretion of the Embassy.

  • add What is a South Africa Visa?

    A South Africa Visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of South Africa on a passport that allows the bearer to visit South Africa. Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of South Africa for your visit. "Visit" is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.

  • add How long does it take to process the South Africa Visa?

    Minimum processing time for Delhi and Mumbai is 05 working days and for other locations is 07 working days from the date your visa application reaches the South Africa High Commission, New Delhi / South African Consulate General, Mumbai. The processing time for a visa is dependent on several factors and can change without notice at the consulate's discretion

  • add What funds do I need to show in my bank statement at the time of applying for a South African Visa?

    You need to show at least South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai at the time of applying for your South Africa Visa.

  • add How early can I apply for a South Africa Visa?

    You are strongly encouraged to file your South Africa Visa application at least 20 working days prior to the date of departure and not more than 60 days before departure. This will allow an orderly examination of your application and limit the chances for delay in decisions on visa applications.

  • add Do I need to personally visit the South Africa Visa Application centre for my visa application?

    No, you don’t need to visit the South African Visa Application centre personally. We will simplify the visa process for you. Applying for a South Africa Visa through us will be an easy and hassle free process as we will take care of your complete visa process right from getting your documents ready to stamping of your South Africa Visa.

  • add Is Yellow Fever Certificate mandatory while applying for my South Africa Visa?

    Yellow Fever certificate will be required if the applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.

  • add Is South Africa Visa tracking possible and if yes, how do I to track my South Africa Visa status?

    Yes, South Africa Visa tracking is possible on the VFS South Africa website. You can track your South Africa visa status by entering your Reference Number and your date of birth.

  • add Do you provide health/travel insurance?

    You are strongly advised to purchase a health / travel insurance to cover yourself in South Africa as medical treatment can be very expensive in South Africa. We can certainly assist you with the travel insurance as it’s an absolute necessity for International travel in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a South Africa Visa?

    The easiest way to apply for a South Africa Visa is to contact us. We are experts in the travel and tourism sector with over 40 years of experience. Through our expertise, in-depth knowledge and integrity, we commit to delivering an exceptional experience to our customers each and every time you use our service. In order to help us understand your unique visa needs, please drop in your query and our Expert will get in touch with you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Visa process?

    We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

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Simple steps to get a South Africa Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer a superior, quick and hassle-free South Africa Visa Facilitation service. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Travel visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your South Africa visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for a South Africa Visa through Akbar Travels:

Step 1: Provide your travel details to our Visa Expert and get all your queries answered.

Step 2: Pay your South Africa visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from the comfort of your home or place of convenience.

Step 3: Your documents will be thoroughly verified and scrutinized by our Experts and further submitted to the Embassy.

Step 4: Receive your Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit South Africa

  • Have a valid Passport and valid South Visa;
  • Be in good health; Read more
  • Good moral character;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you have your family, property, assets, etc. that would serve as an incentive to come back to your home country;
  • Be able to convince the immigration officer that you will leave the country before your South Africa visa expires;
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself in South Africa and the amount depends on how long you will stay in South Africa and whether you will be staying with family, friends or any paid accommodation.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport;
  • Valid South Africa Visa; Read more
  • Confirmed return Ticket;
  • Contact details of your relative, friends or business contact in South Africa;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings (If Any);
  • South Africa Currency and other forms of forex;
  • An unlocked smartphone, preferable with a Sim card from India;
  • Any additional documents required to prove your purpose of visit (especially if you are travelling on a business Visa).
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What to do when you arrive in South Africa

  • Keep your Declaration form in hand (provided to you on the flight); Read more
  • Keep all travel documents (passport, valid South Africa Visa, return ticket, hotel bookings etc.) ready in case the immigration officer asks to produce any document;
  • If you are an unaccompanied minor, make sure you stay with the flight attendant who is in charge of your safety. Additionally, you must recognise the adult picking you up at the airport. If you have any doubts, you must inform the airline staff immediately.
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South Africa travel guide

Officially referred to as the Republic of South Africa, South Africa offers a wonderful introduction to the jewels of the Dark Continent of Africa. Read more

The tourism of this place has been booming since the 20thcentury owing to the beautiful sceneries, hauntingly gorgeous deserts, and its fantastic wildlife. Be it the wonderful coral reefs, adventurous shark dives, golden beaches, or the white-water rafting; this country is a must-visit for all the adventure seekers around the world.

This diverse and beautiful country is twice the size of Texas, USA yet offers a lot for all the tourists across the world. Right from its varied cultures and interesting wildlife to its stunning sceneries and glistening beaches; South Africa is a heaven for all the travellers across the world. The country boasts some rich culture and colourful surroundings that add to its beauty. South Africa is sure to give you some unforgettable experiences with the visual treats and adventurous highs that it has to offer.

Here is a list of places in South Africa that you cannot miss at any cost:

  • Kruger National Park: Often described as the world’s favourite safari park, the Kruger National Park is an irreplaceable reserve of the Republic of South Africa.
  • Cape Town: This breath-taking city has everything wonderful to offer. Right from amazing tourist spots to crazy nightlife experiences; Cape Town is one of those amazing cities of the world that you need to visit at least once in your lifetime.
  • Kgalagardi Transfrontier Park: Bearing one of the largest wilderness areas in the world, the Northern Cape plays host to this beautiful park. Right from Gnarled camel thorn trees to golden grasslands, this park is one of the most intriguing places to visit in South Africa.
  • Stellenbosch: One of the most picturesque towns in South Africa, the Stellenbosch is a preserved area that boasts the era of the Dutch East India Company.
  • Drakensberg: Also known as the Dragon Mountains, the Drakensberg is a very famous tourist spot in South Africa.
  • The Garden Route: Running for about 200 kilometres along the South African coast, the Garden Route is a stunning location that you must visit in the South African Republic.
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South Africa Facts and Figures

Name
Republic of South Africa
Location:
Southern Africa
Time::
IST (-) 3 1/2 hrs Read more
Capital:
Pretoria
Major cities:
Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth.
Language:
Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi, Sotho, Swati, Tsonga, Tswana & Xhosa.
Area:
1,219,080 sq kms
Population:
54,841,552
National day:
27 Apr
Currency:
South African Rand (ZAR)
Main Airline:
South African Airways SA
International Airports:
JJohannesburg (JNB)
J B M Hertzog (BFN)
Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
Best time to visit South Africa:
South Africa is a year round destination
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Other South Africa Visa types

We currently only process Tourist and Business Visas. Kindly contact the Embassy for the following visa applications.

1. Corporate Visa:

The South African Corporate Visa permits a corporate entity a right to employ a prescribed number of foreign nationals, in specific positions of South African business. It is also a popular choice among the companies who prefer to look further than their base country to find quality staff. This type of South Africa Visa is one of the hardest Visas to obtain, yet an invaluable asset to the business.

2. Study Visa:

The South African Study Visa allows a foreign national to reside in the country while studying at any of its institutes. It covers a wide range of educational disciplines and also includes practical training about the field of study in some cases.

3. Life Partner Visa:

The Life Partner Visa in South Africa permits a foreign national to stay in the country with their South African citizen partner. It applies to both heterosexual and same-sex couples and is eligible for a long-stay period too.

4. Spouse Visa:

This is a form of ‘relative Visa’ that allows a foreign national to stay in the South African Republic with a permanent resident wife or husband.

5. Retirement Visa:

The retirement Visa allows a foreign national to reside and retire in the country. This South Africa Visa issues to people who want to retire in South Africa.

6. Exchange Visa:

The exchange Visa permits a foreign national to avail a temporary residence in the country under three types of exchange programs. This Visa is further divided into two categories:

  • Over 25
  • Under 25

7. Treaty Visa:

The South African treaty is all about an official document that permits the foreigners to enter the country and participate in specific programs. The Treaty Visas are issued when the foreigners need to conduct activities that can include economic, political, or investment interests.

8. Relative Visa:

The South African Relative Visa is applicable to all the biological and legally adopted children of the South African citizens or permanent residents.

9. Medical Treatment Visa:

The South African Medical Treatment Visa is especially meant for the foreign national to undergo specialised medical care in the country of South Africa.

10. Volunteer Visa:

The Volunteer Visa allows the foreign nationals to take part in the volunteer or charity work within the Republic.

11. Crew Visa:

The Crew Visa is issued to a member of the conveyance. This South Africa Visa permits the maritime visitors who dock at the ports of South Africa for a short-stay.