South Africa Visa and Passport Requirements

A view of a South African border post.


Please note that with immediate effect, anyone travelling to South Africa must have 2 consecutive blank pages in their passport which lie side by side when the passport is open (i.e. a left and a right hand page).

Passports must also be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Passengers travelling to South Africa with passports which do not comply with these requirements, will either be stopped from boarding the aircraft or risk deportation upon arrival in South Africa.

In addition, a parent travelling with children, WITHOUT the other parent, will need a letter of consent from the absent parent. The letter must be certified by a commissioner of oaths. A fully Unabridged birth certificate with both parents details is also required.

Yellow Fever certificates are required on entry to South Africa if you have travelled from a Yellow Fever risk country.

Please note that passport holders of certain countries do not require a visa if they intend on staying in South Africa for either 90 days, or 30 days.

Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. It is best to consult with the high commission of the country being travelled to in the country being travelled from as requirements vary and change constantly. Siyabona Africa will not be held responsible for any incomplete or incorrect information regarding the visa process gathered by the traveller.

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