A visa - what is it all about?
A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to
travel to, enter, transit or remain in a particular
country. A visa does not guarantee entry. That remains
the right of the immigration officials of the country
Some countries may ask visitors to present return tickets
and evidence of means (vailability of funds) to cover
their intended stay. Some countries may refuse entry
to visitors who do not comply with their requirements
regarding general appearance and clothing.
Some countries have compulsory currency exchange regulations
on first entry. Only the country/countries you plan
to visit can provide up-to-date information about visa
requirements for South African passport holders.
Deportation is at the traveller's expense.
Application for visitors and business visas, work,
study, own business and immigration permits for South
Non-South African citizens wishing to apply for a visa/permit
in one of the above categories, should please contact
the nearest South
African Representative mission abroad. who will
guide and assist interested persons in submitting the
For country specific information, access "Foreign