South Africa Visas

American Citizens visiting South Africa need a valid passport with at least 6 months validity, and very important, 2 free Visa pages.

PLEASE CHECK THE VISA GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED…

The 2 free Visa pages is important, as the custom officials in South Africa do have the authority to not allow entry in the country if these requirements are not adhered to.

American citizens do not need any speficic Visa for a visit under 90 days, and transits. A entry stamp is obtained free of charge at your port of entry into South Africa.

From the South african Tourism site(subject to change at any time)

Passport / Visas: US, Canadian and European Union passport holders do not need a visa for vacation travel. If you are traveling on business or hold a different passport to the ones specified above, contact your nearest South African consulate for more information on visa requirements.

South African Embassy
Washington DC: 202-232-4400

South African Consulates
New York: 212-213-4880
Chicago: 312-939-7929
Los Angeles: 323-651-0902
Ottawa: 613-744-0330

South Africa

3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008

Telephone: (202) 232-4400
Fax: (202) 265-1607
Entry requirements

A valid acceptable passport / travel document good for a sufficient period to cover the intended stay.
A valid visa, if required.
Sufficient funds.
A return / onward ticket.
Yellow fever certificates are required if the journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.

PLEASE CHECK THE VISA GUIDELINES TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED…

 

***Visas are not required by citizens of the following countries for the periods and subject to the conditions indicated:***(These are subject to chang at any time,and I suggest you check with your nearest South Africa Consulate if you are not a citizen of the USA.

Holders of South African passports, travel documents and documents for travel purposes.

Holders of passports of Australia, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland including the British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Mann and Virgin Islands, the Republic of Ireland as well as British Overseas Territories are totally exempt from South African visa control and thus do not require visas for any purpose regulated by visas.

PLEASE NOTE:
Nationals of the British Dependent Territories are subject to visa control. The Territories are: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Cucie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri and Dhekelia and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Country Condition
Andorra Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Antigua and Barbuda Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Argentina Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Austria Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Barbados Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Belgium Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Belize Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Benin Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Bolivia Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Botswana Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Brazil Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Canada Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Cape Verde Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Chile Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Costa Rica Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Cyprus Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Diplomatic and official passport holders visiting the RSA for holiday purposes are exempt for 90 days.
Czech Republic Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Denmark Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Ecuador Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Egypt Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Finland Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
France Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Gabon Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Germany Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Greece Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Guyana Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Hong Kong Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
This exemption is only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National – Overseas (BNO) passports, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passports.
Hungary Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Diplomatic and official passport holders visiting the RSA for holiday purposes are exempt for 120 days.
Iceland Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Israel Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Italy Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Jamaica Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Japan Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Jordan Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Lesotho Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Liechtenstein Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Luxemburg Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Macau Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
This exemption is only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR).
Malaysia Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Maldives Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Malta Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Malta Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Mauritius Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Mexico Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Monaco Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Morocco Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Namibia Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Netherlands (Kingdom of the) Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
New Zealand Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Norway Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Paraguay Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Peru Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Poland Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Portugal Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Romania Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
San Marino Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Seychelles Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Singapore Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Slovak Republic Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
South Korea Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Spain Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
St Vincent & the Grenadines Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Swaziland Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Sweden Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Switzerland Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Taiwan (Republic of China) Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Thailand Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Tunisia Holders of diplomatic and official passports for holiday visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Turkey Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
United States of America Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Uruguay Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Venezuela Visits not exceeding 90 days and transits
Zambia Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Zimbabwe Visits not exceeding 30 days and transits
Only in respect of government officials, including police on cross border investigation

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