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Republic of South Africa: General administrative issues
Foreigners subject to South African visa control who wish to visit the RSA for holiday, business or transit purposes must be in possession of valid and acceptable passports/travel documents and visas. Visas must be obtained at the South African Missions abroad prior to travel to South Africa.
Consular Section is opened for public as follows:
Monday to Friday : 08:30 – 12:30 for submissions
Processing time for visas is 5 days.
Visa application form (BI-84E) must be completed in English and in black ink only.

All documentation accompanying the application must be in English.

The passport must have at least two blank pages upon application.

Please note that the applicants may submit the application in person.
Authorising a third party to do so on behalf of the applicant is acceptable, but the application form must at all times be signed by the applicant himself/herself
Additional documentation to prove the bona fides of the visit may be requested over and above the requirements listed below.
Visa requirements in respect of:
HE Ms LE Yengeni
Head of Mission
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