Visas

  • Information about applying for a South African visa can be found on the Department of Home Affairs website.
  • Visas are issued by the South African missions abroad and must be affixed in the applicant’s passport before departing for South Africa. Visas are not issued on arrival at South African ports of entry.
  • Many nationalities do not require a visa to enter South Africa. For a list of exempt countries, click here.
  • Note: The congress cannot contact or intervene with any South African Embassy or Consulate on your behalf, so please begin your visa application as early as possible to ensure sufficient processing time.