TOURIST VISA REQUIREMENTS
Application Form (BI84) fully
completed in BLACK ink only.
Two identical passport size
(45mmx45mm) photographs on white background showing the complete face.
A valid passport (validity of at
least 30 days after the intended stay)
Copy of passport data page as
well as copies of existing visa and previously issued visas.
Self-introduction letter with
physical address and phone number.
letter from an Employer, where applicable, signed with contact details, (full
names of the Employer’s, approved signatories, physical address and phone
reservation/bookings which must be done directly with the hotels and not through
third parties, (e.g. booking .com; hotel .com, HRS, etc).
Copy of international vaccination
card (yellow fever card) duly and fully completed by a health practitioner. A
fully completed card should bear the following information; a. full names of the
applicant; b. passport number; c. date of birth; d. gender/sex; e. signature of
the applicant; f. date on which vaccine was taken; g. health practitioner’s
signature and the name of the centre where the vaccine was taken/administered;
h. manufacturer and batch number of the vaccine; i. official stamp of the
vaccinating centre Children who are 10 years and below should submit their
Clinic/Health Immunisation Cards. Any new Yellow Fever Card issued, should be
in line with the International Helath Regulations of 2005.
Proof of financial status (six
months recent bank statement) or financial support letter from employer with
six months bank statement) in a case where the Employer is sponsoring the trip.
In the event the applicant is travelling on a private capacity, the bank
statement submitted should reflect the salary deposited into the applicant’s
bank statement. Sponsored trips should always have a letter with full details
of the sponsor and contact details; as well as a copy of identity card/passport
data page. Certain Corporate Entities are exempted from this
requirement.(Original, Stamped & Signed by the bank authority).
Applicant travelling on an
official business should, in addition to the above requirements, attach a
letter of invitation/confirmation of training/conference, etc. from a South
African Company with full details of the Company’s Authorised representative;
physical address and phone numbers (landline number compulsory).
Birth Certificate for
Minors/Children travelling with parents. Where applicable, a consent letter/s
with copy/ies of parent/s identification card/passport data page should be
attached to the application.
Marriage Certificate where
applicable and if the intended stay will be for more than 90 days.
WHERE AN APPLICANT IS VISITING A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER THE FOLLOWING MUST BE
Letter of invitation from a
person living in South Africa with physical address and phone number.
Proof of his/her residence in
South Africa in the form of a utility bill (Water and Electricity bills).
Certified copies of the
host/invitee’s identity document, if he/she is a Foreign National in South
Africa, copy of the passport and the Permit legalizing him/her to stay in the
Republic MUST be attached.
Six months Bank Statement(signed
and Stamped by the Bank) of the host/invitee