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  • Application form (DHA 1738) Form 08.

  • Two passport photos with white background.

  • Valid Passport with two empty pages for endorsements purposes.

  • Passport must be valid for at least 30 days after the visit to the Republic.

  • Copy of the first two pages of the passport.

  • Return flight booking.

  • Original work certificate from the applicant’s current employer.

  • Confirmation of leave by the employer for the period of the proposed visit to the RSA; or, a letter from the employer confirming the business trip to be undertaken.

  • Where the applicant is self-employed, a copy of their business registration in their name.

  • Statement and or documentation containing the duration and purpose of the visit.

  • Visitors visa:

    • signed letter of invitation with copy of certified identity document or residential status in South Africa.
    • Originally certified copy of the host’s South African identity document or an originally certified copy of the host’s passport and residence/work permit.
    • Originally certified copy of the attainment of South African citizenship (Certificate of Naturalization).
    • All certifications to be done by the South |African authorities (i.e., the South African Police).

  • Business visa: Signed invitation stating the purpose and duration of the stay in South Africa.

  • Proof of financial means to cover living expenses in South Africa in form of a:

  • Last three months bank statements.

  • Last three months’ pay slips (salary advice).

  • In case of minor children (18 years and younger) copy of full birth certificates, written consent from both parents and copies of passport pages (photograph page).

  • Confirmation of a hotel reservation.

  • Documents must be translated to English by a sworn translator.

  • The Embassy may request additional documents during the evaluation process.  

  • The process period for visitors and transit visa takes at least 5 working days provided all the requirements are met.

  • Only complete applications will be accepted and should any supporting documents be missing, the Embassy will not receive the application.


  • Applicants must submit their applications in person as their finger print is taken by the Embassy upon receipt of their documentation.

  • Applicants are also personally required to collect their passports upon the completion of the process.
Visa forms can be accessed on the link below:

DHA 1738 Form

Contact Details:

TEL: 021 48 44 18/94
TEL: 021 48 44 82/89



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