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  • a duly completed visa application form (Form DHA-1738) in English, in black ink only, personally signed by the applicant;
  • two coloured recent passport type photographs on white background(3.5x4.5 in size) attached to the application on the right side;
  •  a passport valid for no less than thirty (30) days after departure from the Republic of South Africa, and containing at least two (2) blank pages for endorsements;
  • two pages of the passport must be blank in order to affix the visa and for entry/departure endorsements
  • copy of passport: page with photograph
  • an official letter from the relevant South African institution confirming provisional acceptance and the duration of the course;
  • an undertaking by the Registrar or Principal of the learning institution to

    a) provide proof of registration as contemplated in the relevant legislation within 60 days of registration; or
    b) in the event of failure to register by the closing date, provide the Director-General with a notification of failure to register within 7 days of the closing date of registration;
    c) within 30 days of de-registration, notify the Director – General that the applicant is no longer registered with such institution; and
    d) within 30 days of completion of studies, notify the Director-General when the applicant has completed his or her studies or requires to extend such period of study;
  • in the case of an applicant under the age of 18, the following documentation shall be submitted:

    a) an unabridged birth certificate
    b) a copy of his or her identity document, if applicable;
    c) proof of physical address and contact number of the adult person residing in the Republic of South Africa, who is acting or has accepted to act as such learner’s guardian, including a confirmatory letter from that intended guardian; and
    d) proof of consent for the intended stay from both parents or, where applicable, from the parent or legal guardian who has been issued with a court order granting full or specific parental responsibilities and rights or legal guardianship of the learner;
  • in the case of a foreign state accepting responsibility for the applicant in terms of bilateral agreement, a written undertaking from such foreign state to pay for the departure of the applicant;
  • a yellow fever vaccination certificate, if the applicant travelled or intends travelling from or through a yellow fever endemic area: provided that the certificate shall not be required when the applicant travelled or intends travelling in direct transit through such area;
  • in respect of the applicant’s marital status or spousal relationship, the following documentation shall be submitted (certified copy with translation into English certified by Public Notary):
    1. a marriage certificate in the case of a married applicant;
    2. proof of a permanent spousal relationship in the case of so called life partners, including:

      1.   the prescribed affidavit, which is available on request from our office;
      2. documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties;
      3. proof of a legal divorce or the death of a spouse in the event of a preceding marriage; and
      4. in the case of a relationship concluded between two foreigners in a foreign country, official recognition thereof issued by the authorities of the relevant country;

      c) a death certificate in the case of a widowed applicant;
      d) a decree of divorce in the case of a divorced applicant; or
      e) proof of legal separation in the case of a separated applicant;

  • a police clearance certificate, issued by the police or security authority in each country where the applicant resided for 12 months or longer since having attained the age of 18 years, in respect of criminal records or the character of the applicant, and this certificate shall not be older than six (6) months at the time of its submission;
  • a medical report (see Form BI-811), which shall not be older than six (6) months at the time of its  submission;
  • a radiological report (see Form BI-806), which shall not be older than six (6) months at the time of its submission, and shall not be required in respect of children under the age of 12 years or pregnant women;
  • proof of medical cover renewed annually for the period of study with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act;
  • an undertaking by the parents or legal guardian that the learner will have medical cover for the full duration of the period of study; and
  • proof of sufficient financial means, which shall be in the form of:

    1. bank statements
    2. cash available, including travellers' cheques;
    3. undertaking supported by, where necessary, bank statements or salary advices, by the host in the Republic accepting responsibility for the costs related to the maintenance and removal of the applicant, should this be necessary;
    4. scholarships or bursaries in the case of scholars and students respectively;
  • cover letter, signed and dated by the applicant, and including his or her valid mobile phone number and email address;
  • the non-refundable application fee of 6600 KZT
Payment of the above-mentioned application fee, to be made through a bank transfer to the following account:

Bank details:

Beneficiary name : South African Embassy in Kazakhstan
Bank Name : JSC SB “RBS (Kazakhstan)” Astana Branch
Address : Astana, Kazakhstan 010000       
6/1, Kabanbay batyr av.
BIN  : 040150020673
TRN : 600400527301
Iban Number : KZ81922KZT0002225697 
Currency : KZT
Code of payment purpose : 859
Kbe : 21

NB: Please take note that under no circumstances will the Department of Home Affairs refund any person under any given reason for services already paid for or rendered

  • Visas issued for studies at a learning institution, other than a school contemplated in section 1 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996), shall be issued for the duration of the course for which the applicant has registered
  • Visas issued for studies at a learning institution, which is a school contemplated in section 1 of the South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996), shall be valid for the duration of the period of study: Provided that the study visa issued for studies at a primary school shall not exceed eight years and for a secondary school shall not exceed six years
  • The holder of a study visa at a learning institution as defined in section 1 of the Higher Education Act, 1997 (Act No. 101 of 1997) and section 1 of the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (Act No. 16 of 2006), may conduct part-time work for a period not exceeding 20 hours per week
  • A study visa issued in terms of the Act shall automatically lapse if the holder thereof fails to register with or is de-registered from the learning institution at any time during the period for which his or her visa has been issued or if any of the undertakings referred to in subregulation (1)(b) are not met
  • Documentation that accompanies the application shall be original or certified copies and, if applicable, translated by a sworn translator into English.
  • A complete application may be submitted personally during the consular opening hours:  Mon-Fri; 09:00-12:30.
H.E Ms KST Matthews

Head of Mission
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