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SOUTH AFRICA AMENDS THE REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS TRAVELING TO THE COUNTRY

On 8 November 2019, the South African Ministry of Home Affairs amended the requirements for the entry of foreign minors.
From now on, if foreign minors travelling to South Africa travel with both parents, with one of their parents or with a person who is of legal age, they only have to carry a valid passport.

You can read the official statement here: statement. For more information, please contact the South African Embassy.
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE:

In terms of the new Immigration Act that came into effect on 26 May 2014, any applicant applying for a visa or permit must submit his or her application in person any at foreign mission of the Republic where applicant is ordinarily resident or holds citizenship.
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Requirements and information
 
The Consular Section of the South African Embassy in Spain renders Immigration and Civic services to South African citizens, Spanish and also to foreigners living in Spain.  

CIVIC SERVICES

Passports
 Identity Documents

 Birth Certificate

 Marriage Certificate

• Death Certificate

Certificate of No impediment or Marital
status
 Name change application

 Renunciation or retention of citizenship
 

Kindly be advised that the above are issued by Home Affairs and therefore processing time can take up to 3 months for Certificates and up to 8 months for Passports.
 

For passport and ID documents applications, the applicant is required to come in person. Other CIVICs application can be submitted in hard copies via ordinary mail. Please contact: martinsdossantosmartinsm@dirco.gov.za for an appointment and respective forms.  

Emergency Travel Certificates can be issued up to a day prior to departure. The applicant is required to come in person.
 

Police Clearance

Please note that the South African Embassy in Spain does not have a mandate from the South African Police to issue Police Clearance Certificate.  The Embassy assists with taking of fingerprints and also has an instruction leaflet on the procedure to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (
click here to access form).

Inmigration Services

For information on country visa exemptions visit:
Department of Home Affairs website.  

In terms of the new Immigration Act that came into effect on 26 May 2014, any applicant applying for a visa or permit must submit his or her application in person any at foreign mission of the Republic where applicant is ordinarily resident or holds citizenship.

Travelling to South Africa
 

Spanish passport holders please take note that 90 days free travel with multiple entries into South Africa will be calculated from the first day of travel. There is no restriction on the times to re-enter during this period. The traveler will not get 90 days every time he or she enters. He or she will only be admitted for the days calculated from the first day of entry as the remainder of the original 90 days.
 

For visa information and requirements please contact: wanguij@dirco.gov.za  or call the Embassy.  

Frequent types of visas;

 Visit visa
 Tourism Visa

 Study visa
 Treaty Visa

 Volunteer Visa

 Crew Visa

 Work Visa

 Intra Company Permit

 General Work Permit

 Critical Skills Permit
 Corporate work visa

 Relative’s Permit
 Retire Person’s Permit
 

While requesting information, please provide details regarding the purpose of your travel and duration.
This will help to provide information that best suits your needs.  

Minors


A minor is allowed to travel to South Africa provided an unabridged Birth Certificate is produced at the port of entry.
Children of South Africa Passport holders should be registered upon arrival.  

 

Contact details:
 

E-mai:

General information:
madrid.embassy@dirco.gov.za  
Visa information:
wanguij@dirco.gov.za  
appointments: martinsdossantosmartinsm@dirco.gov.za    

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Madrid


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