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An e-Visa is an official electronic document permitting entry into and travel within South Africa. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler’s passport.

All foreign citizens wishing to travel to South Africa will need a visa, except citizens from countries who are exempt. Click HERE for a list of exempted countries.

Click HERE to view the visa types required to visit South Africa.

You will need the following if you wish to visit South Africa:

  • A valid and acceptable passport or travel document for your intended stay
  • At least one blank page in your passport for endorsements
  • A valid visa, if required
  • Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay
  • A return or onward ticket
  • Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.

Click HERE to read more about applying for a South African Visa.

The cost of the visa you apply for will be presented to you during capture and completion of your application form. The fee is stated in South African Rands (ZAR) please visit to obtain the spot price of your country’s equivalent, or click HERE

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Upon approval of your application, your e-Visa and notification will indicate by which date you should enter South Africa. Failure of which forfeits your e-Visa and a new application and fee will then be required.

Yes. The e-Visa system allows you to apply for a group of people, but you will need to indicate the visa type that is applied for by each person in your group. Outcomes of the group application are provided for the individual group members.

Progress and status updates are obtained via the dashboard on your e-Visa online Portal.

No. If you do not use your e-Visa, you forfeit your fees.

Each country has different entry rules into South Africa. As such, validity of an e-visa to South Africa varies by type and country. Validity periods are stated when the e-visa is issued. Further information can be found here : Visas

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Once the e-Visa is approved, notification will be made available to your e-Visa online portal. You must print a copy to carry with your passport and bring it along when you travel to South Africa. When you arrive in South Africa, you must have your e-visa notification printout, with your passport at all times.