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South Africa opens Visa Application Centres in New Zealand
 
Directions from the South African High Commission to the South Africa Visa Application Centre in Wellington
 
Statement by Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba at the Media Briefing on the withdrawal of Visa Free Travel Arrangements fFor New Zealand Passport Holders: Pretoria, 13 December 2016.
 

SOUTH AFRICAN VISITOR’S VISA:

Effective 16 January 2017, applicants for visas will be required to apply in person at the South African mission.  
Link to Department of Home Affairs:

www.dha.gov.za

http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa

Checklist of Documents to be submitted:

  • Valid passport with at least two (2) unused (blank) pages labelled Visa when presented at the South African High Commission; one page for affixing the visa or permit by the High Commission and the other page for endorsement of entry/departure stamp by the South African Immigration Services. Passport must be valid for 30 more days after the intended return date from South Africa.
  • Prescribed form (DHA-84)  
  • Two (2) passport photos
  • A valid return/round trip air flight or proof of reservation
  • Proof of sufficient funds (recent bank statement etc.)
  • A statement or documentation detailing the purpose and duration of the visit
  • Proof of hotel accommodation (confirmed hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from the host (relative or friend) in South Africa
  • Proof of host’s legal status in South Africa (copy of I.D. Book/ passport if South African citizen,) or copy of passport and a copy of visa or residence status in South Africa, certified by the South Africa Police Service.
  • Non-refundable fee of $95.00.
  • Yellow fever certificate is required if applicant passing through yellow fever belt area before entering South Africa.
  • Processing time is (5) to (7) business days.
 

Advisory: New Requirements for Children Travelling through South African Ports of Entry - Effective 1 June 2015

 

The SAHC in Wellington is able to assist with the following Consular Services:

  • Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
  • Birth Registration: New Born
  • Passport and Temporary Passport Applications
  • Emergency Travel Certificates (one-way travel to RSA)
  • Identity Document Applications
  • Dual Citizenship Applications
  • Resumption of South African Citizenship
  • Renunciation of South African Citizenship
  • Visa Applications

The BI-9 Fingerprint form must be requested from consular@sahcwellington.co.nz
Applications emanating from New Zealand must be posted to:
The South African High Commission
P O Box 25406
WELLINGTON
6146

All applications must include a New Zealand prepaid self-addressed track and trace courier bag (not envelopes).
The courier bag will be used as return postage.

 

Fees: The applicable application in New Zealand dollars are as follows:

 

DESCRIPTION

COST

PASSPORT ADULT

NZ$ 78.00

PASSPORT ADULT LOST /STOLEN /DAMAGED

NZ$ 156.00

PASSPORT CHILD

NZ$ 78.00

PASSPORT CHILD LOST /STOLEN /DAMAGED

NZ$ 156.00

PASSPORT MAXI

NZ$ 117.00

EMERGENCY TRAVEL CERTIFICATE ADULT

 

EMERGENCY TRAVEL CERTIFICATE CHILD

 

BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH CERTIFICATE

NZ$ 27.00

BIRTH REGISTRATION - NEW BORN

NZ$ 27.00

ID APPLICATION

NZ$ 15.00

DUAL (RETENTION) OF CITIZENSHIP 6(2)

FREE

RESUMPTION OF RSA CITIZENSHIP 24(6)

NZ$ 27.00

RENUNCIATION OF RSA CITIZENSHIP

NZ$ 58.00

CHANGE OF FORENAME: ADULT

NZ$ 58.00

CHANGE OF SURNAME OR FORENAME - MINOR

FREE

CHANGE OF SURNAME - ADULT

NZ$ 27.00

STATUS OF RSA RESIDENCY

NZ$ 14.00

AMENDMENT OF PERSONAL PARTICULARS

NZ$ 63.00

LETTER OF NO IMPEDIMENT

NZ$ 18.00


NZ$ 14.00

Visa/ Permit Fees:

NZ$ 10.00

Work permits
(quota, general, exceptional skills, intra-company transfer)

Business permit:

Corporate permits:

NZ$ 300.00

Visitor’s permit:

NZ$ 300.00

Study permits:

NZ$ 300.00

Relative's permits:

NZ$ 95.00

Exchange permits:

NZ$ 95.00

Medical treatment permits:

NZ$ 95.00

Volunteer visa/ permit:

NZ$ 95.00

Permanent Residence Permits:
Note: Applications for Spouses of South African Citizens, dependent children and recognized Refugees do not require payment of the processing fee:

NZ$ 95.00

 

Payment must be in the form of a Money / Postal Order or Bank Cheque in New Zealand currency, made payable to the
“South African High Commission”.

Personal Cheques and Credit Cards are not acceptable.
All applications for South African passports from New Zealand MUST be forwarded to the Mission in Wellington.
However, please note that all South African passports applications are forwarded to Pretoria for issuing.
These passport applications may take up to 6 months to be finalized.
Contact Details of the SAHC in New Zealand:

Telephone Enquiries: Consular Matters:

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays - 09h00 to 12h00. No telephone calls with regard to Consular matters will be taken
on any other day or outside these hours.

Emergency calls will be attended to at all hours, every day.

Email: consular@sahcwellington.co.nz
Phone: +64 4 815 8484
Fax: +64 4 472 5010
Address: Level 7, State Insurance Tower, 1 Willis Street, Wellington.
Postal Address: South African High Commission, P O Box 25406, Wellington, 6146

 
HE Zodwa Lallie
Head of Mission
 
 
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