Visitor Visa from India to South Africa

Visitor Visa from India to South Africa Description

  • Visitors’ visas are for Indians who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.
  • The visa will allow you to travel to a South African port of entry where an immigration official will then determine if you are allowed to enter South Africa and for how long you can stay for that particular visit.
  • The South African visitor's visa are also granted for the following:
    • Visits to family or friends and also for tourism purposes.
    • Business purposes.
    • Spouse to join a spouse who is in South Africa on a work or study permit.
    • Children to join parents who are in South Africa on work or study permits.
    • Fiancée/ fiancé to join his or her partner with the intention of marrying within 90 days.
    • Study purposes (max stay 3-months).
    • Charitable or voluntary activities.
    • Research.
    • Conferences.
    • To work in the production of an movie or show (i.e. in the entertainment industry).
    • For medical purposes (max stay 3-months).
    • Sport events.
  • A yellow-fever vaccination certificate (if required)
  • Applicants are required to provide a statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit.
  • Two colored passport photographs is required from the applicants.
  • A return or onward ticket is required from the applicant.
  • An invitation letter if you're going for visitation purposes must be provided.
  • If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents:
      • Proof of guardianship or custody or
      • Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor
    • Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of the following:
        • Bank statements.
        • Salary advances.
        • Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa.
        • Bursary.
        • Medical cover.
        • Cash available (including credit cards and travelers’ cheques).

      Visitor Visa from India to South Africa Requirements

      • An Indian passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
      • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
      • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
      • Passport-size photographs (35 mm x 45 cm).
      • Travel document.
      • Proof of financial support
      • Proof of accommodation
      • Copy of return flight ticket
      • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
      • A police report showing the traveler does not have a criminal record.
      • Medical Insurance to cover duration of entire stay. 
      • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
      • Copy of travel itinerary.
      Validity: 90 days
      Processing Time: 4-6 weeks
      Cost: Not available

      South African High Commission in New Delhi, India --- B18 Vasant Marg Vasant Vihar New Delhi 110 057 India


      (+91) 11 2614 9411 to 20

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