South African Visa Registration | Apply For South African Visa in Nigeria

Are you intending to travel to South African and you do not know how to go about the South African Visa Registration. There is no need to worry because this article is mainly to direct you on how to Apply.

South African Visa Registration

Below are the procedures you need to follow to complete your visa registration.

  • A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
  • Your passport must have at least TWO unused page for entry/departure endorsements
  • A completed Form BI-84 (application for a visa)
  • Payment of the prescribed fee
  • A yellow-fever vaccination certificate (if required)
  • Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
  • Two colour passport photographs
  • A return or onward ticket if you are travelling by air
  • 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

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  • Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:
    • Bank statements
    • Salary Advances
    • Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa
    • Bursary
    • Medical cover or
    • Cash available (including credit cards and travellers’ cheques)

Requirements for entering South Africa

You will need the following if you wish to visit South Africa:

  1. A valid and acceptable passport or travel document for your intended stay
  2. At least one blank page in your passport for endorsements
  3. A valid visa, if required
  4. Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay
  5. A return or onward ticket
  6. Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.

South African visitors’ visas may be granted for:

  • 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 intension 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

Please Don’t forget that there are certain goods that you cannot bring into South Africa and other goods on which duties need to be paid.
For Customs requirements, click here: http://www.sars.gov.za/ClientSegments/Customs-Excise/Travellers/Pages/Arrival-in-SA.aspx

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