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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: letter of invitation from the South African inviting organization (copies are applicable). If the South African inviting organization takes responsibility for all expenses, it must be confirmed in the letter of invitation.

Original letter from the company represented by the applicant stating purpose and duration of visit is required. If such letter also guarantees payment of all expenses, the confirmation of employment reflecting salary details and proof of financial means are not required.

Proof of financial means (must be submitted in case there is no financial guarantee from the SA inviting organization or the company represented by the applicant): original bank or credit card statements for the last 3 months

Visa processing fee – US$47.00
Proof of flight itinerary booking

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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