South African Tourist Visa Guide

South Africa Visa's

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Very Important Information

Please make sure that you have at least TWO EMPTY PAGES in your passport before travelling to South Africa. If not you MAY BE TURNED AWAY.

If you are subject to visa requirements, you must apply and receive your visa BEFORE your departure for South Africa. Visas are NOT issued at South African ports of entry and you arrive without a visa, immigration officials will refuse you entry to South Africa.


Important Notice About the Visa Guide

The information provided here is to be used as a guide only. Please consult with the relevant embassy or your travel agency before you travel. We cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information.

This information is based on the following assumptions:

Visa requirements for entering South Africa

You will need the following:

Foreigners who do not need a visa

For stays up to 90 days

If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 90 days:
  • African Union / Unity Laissez Passer
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxemburg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • St Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • United States of America

For stays up to 30 days

If you are a passport holder of the following countries/areas you do not need a visa for stays of LESS THAN 30 days:
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Costa Rica
  • Cyprus
  • Gabon
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Jordan
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Seychelles
  • Slovak Republic
  • South Korea
  • Swaziland
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Zambia

Futher information

If you need additional information please see the South African Home Affairs website for information on South African visa requirements.