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VISA requirements vary according to the nationality of the passport holder. The following groups of people either do not require visas at all, or are exempt if the visit is for less than a specified number of days. If you do not fall into one of these categories, you will need a visa to visit South Africa. Approach your nearest South African embassy or consulate.

IF you have a passport from one of the following countries, you do not require a visa:

  • Republic of Ireland
  • United Kingdom (Great Britain)
  • Virgin Islands (British)

IF you have a passport from one of the following countries, you may visit South Africa for holidays or business trips of unspecified length without a visa. However, should your stay exceed 90 days you will be issued with a temporary residence permit:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United States of America

IF you have a passport from one of the following countries and your visit for holiday or business purposes does not exceed 90 days, you do not need a visa:

  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Ecuador
  • Israel
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • Paraguay
  • St Helena
  • Swaziland
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
IF you have a passport from one of the following countries and your visit for holiday or business purposes does not exceed 30 days, you do not need a visa:
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Cape Verde
  • Comores
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Gabon
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong (only holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports and Hong Kong Certificates of Indemnity)
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Namibia
  • Peru
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Korea
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Zambia

 

For more information contact the Johannesburg Tourism Company on
tel: 011 214 0700 or fax: 011 214 0715 or e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


 

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