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South African Tourism

  1. Application to be submitted in person by the applicant
  2. Passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit and should contain at least two unused pages
  3. Photocopy of valid residential permit (if applicable)
  4. Permit free of charge to spouse/partner of SA citizen
  5. 2 recent passport size photographs
  6. Application form DHA-84 (duly completed)
  7. Vaccination certificate (if traveling through yellow fever belt)
  8. Original Police clearance certificates in respect of all applicants 18 years and older for each country where a person spent longer than 12 months
  9. Original Medical and Radiological reports in respect of each applicant (provided a Radiological report shall not be required in respect of children under the age of 12 years or pregnant women)
  10. Birth certificate (to be unabridged where relevant to prove parenthood/kinship)
  11. Proof of custody or adoption where applicable
  12. Consent from parents where applicable
  13. Marriage certificate where applicable
  14. Proof of a spousal relationship by means of Departmental Affidavit (including complete history of relationship and copy of Notorial contract) (if not married)
  15. Divorce decree or proof of legal separation where applicable
  16. Death certificate in respect of a late spouse where applicable
Additional documentation to be submitted:

  1. In addition a valid work offer and work contract must be submitted from the prospective employer in South Africa
  2. Letter of support from SA spouse/partner in respective of application for visa and of employment to be taken up
  3. Proof that application for Permanent Residence have been submitted or undertaking that Permanent Residence will be applied for within three months from the date upon which he/she qualifies to be issued with that permit
(This visa will be valid provided that a good spousal relationship exists and the holder thereof shall apply for permanent residence within three months from the date upon which he/she qualifies to be issued with that permit)


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  • Registration of foreign birth in South Africa
(these requirements are for children under the age of 15)
  • In order to register your child’s birth at the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa the following documentation are requested:
  • duly completed DHA 24 (Notice of Birth) (Available from the South African Embassy or Honorary Consul, as it is not downloadable) (All documents to be completed in black ink!) It must be completed without any mistake or amendment and signed by the SA parent on the back of the application form.
  • duly completed BI-529 in respect of child
  • duly completed BI-529 in respect of South African parent
  • certified copy of foreign birth certificate in respect of child and English translation thereof
  • certified copy of marriage certificate of parents (if applicable)
  • certified copy of passports and/or ID documents of parents
Take note that no photo is necessary on the DHA 24 if the child is under the age of 15 years. Both parents need to be present when the declaration is completed where the parents are not married (Section D).

This application is free of charge and on receipt thereof it will be referred to the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa for processing. This process can take up to 12 – 16 weeks, after which an application for SA passport may be submitted.
REG : 4001
ACC. NO : 10647320
IBAN : DK 630000010647320 SWIFT CODE: DABADKKK
For further information please contact the Consular Section:
Tel : +45 391 8 0155
Monday - Friday : 09h00-12h00 (No VISA related telephone enquiries will be handled)
Email :
NB: VISA related telephone enquiries to be made during the following times:
Monday to Thursday : 08:00 – 09:00 and 12:30 – 15:00
Friday : 12:30 – 13:30
South African Embassy, Consular Section, Gammel Vartov Vej 8, DK-2900, Hellerup, Denmark
HE Zindziswa Nobutho Mandela
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