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Private Visit
A duly completed visa application form (BI 84E) in English

Two coloured recent passport type photographs (3x4 in size) attached to the application in the space provided.

A passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry date of the intended duration of stay in the RSA

Two pages of the passport must be blank in order to affix the visa and for entry/departure endorsements

Statement and/or documentation from South Africa, confirming detailed purpose and duration of visit: original letter of invitation from the South African host, stating purpose, period of visit, origin of relationship, residing address in the RSA. If the SA host guarantees to pay all expenses i.r.o. the guest whilst in the RSA, this must be confirmed in the letter of invitation.

Copy of ID or other proof of legal residence status of the host in South Africa, certified a true copy of the original by a Commissioner of Oaths.

Confirmation of employment in original reflecting salary details, occupied position and leave, granted for the period of visit:

Proof of financial means: original bank or credit card statements for the last 3 months. If the host accepts financial responsibility, a written undertaking to that effect must be submitted.
Visa processing fee – US$47.00
Proof of flight itinerary booking
For minors: birth certificate and consent if not accompanied by parents: both documents must be notarised, translated into English and apostilled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Justice.

Vaccination certificate (yellow fever): is required if the applicants are entering South Africa from the countries falling within the Yellow Fever Belt.

The copy of the original air-ticket must be submitted on collection of the visa

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