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Application for a South African Visa

Visa Application for Normal Passport:

Bearers of normal passports may apply for South African visas through the VFS Global offices at:

No. 38
Lobito Crescent
Wuse 2
Abuja

Tel: 01 46 28 098 / 9 (VFS Global Call Centre) / website

Applications for visas may be submitted as follows at VFS Global:

Monday – Friday from 08h00 to 15h00

Visitor’s Visa Requirements:

  • Application Form BI-84 fully completed in black ink only.
  • Two (2) passport size photographs.
  • A valid passport (validity of at least 30 days after the intended stay).
  • Copy of passport data page as well as copies of existing visa and previously issued visas.
  • Self-introduction letter with physical address and phone number.
  • Introduction letter from an employer, signed with contact details (physical address and landline/mobile numbers).
  • Verifiable hotel reservation/booking.
  • Original and copy of vaccination certificate (Yellow fever card) duly completed by a hospital/doctor/Travel Clinic.
  • Proof of financial status (six (6) months bank statements) or financial support letter from employer with six (6) months bank statements.
  • Birth certificate and letter of consent from parents for minors/children travelling.
  • Marriage Certificate where applicable and if the intended stay will be for more than 90 days.
  • Verifiable flight booking.
  • Non-refundable Visa Fee of N8,600.00.
  • Non-refundable service fee of N9,000.00.
When your employer is sending you to South Africa, the following must be included:
  • Letter of invitation from a South African company with contact details (physical address and landline number is compulsory).
When you are visiting a friend or family member, the following must be included:
  • Letter of invitation from a person living in South Africa, with physical address and contact landline/mobile number.
  • Proof of his/her residence in South Africa in the form of a utility bill (Water and electricity bill).
  • Certified copies of the host/invitee’s identity document.
  • If the host/invitee is a Foreigner in South Africa, a copy of the passport and the permit legalising him/her to stay in South Africa, must also be attached.
When you are going for medical attention (less than 90 days) the following must be included:
  • Referral letter from a Nigerian medical doctor, specifying the nature of the health problem, and why referral is needed.
  • Appointment letter from a South African medical doctor, with a landline number at the hospital, as well as physical address.
  • NOTE: patients going for more than 90 days, must present their application to the South African High Commission, as it will be treated a Permit, and not a Visa.
Transit Visa:
  • Transit Visa applications must include the Visa of the neighbouring country where applicant will be transiting to, e.g. Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
  • Application Form BI-84 fully completed in black ink only.
  • Two (2) passport size photographs.
  • A valid passport (validity of at least 30 days after the intended stay).
  • Copy of passport data page as well as copies of existing visa and previously issued visas.
  • Self introduction letter with physical address and phone number.
  • Introduction letter from an employer, signed with contact details (physical address and landline/mobile numbers).
  • Verifiable hotel reservation/booking.
  • Copy of vaccination certificate (Yellow fever card) duly completed by a hospital/doctor.
  • Proof of financial status (six (6) months bank statements) or financial support letter from employer with six (6) months bank statements.
  • Verifiable flight booking.
  • Non-refundable Visa Fee of N8,600.00.
  • Non-refundable service fee of N9,000.00.
  • NOTE: only neighbouring countries as mentioned above require Transit Visas and not countries that are not sharing a border with South Africa.
Diplomatic / Official Passport Holders:
    • Holders of Diplomatic / Official Passports do not require visas for South Africa.
 
Mr Lulu Louis Mnguni
Head of Mission
 
 
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