South Africa Visa Requirements - Documents, Eligibility & Fees

Indian passport holders who are willing to apply for a South Africa visa can find the necessary visa information on this page. In the following, you can find South Africa visa requirements which mainly include the visa documents and eligibility criteria. General guidelines to be followed at the time of submission of South Africa visa documents are mentioned on the page. For further visa consultation, you can contact BTW Visa Executives.

 

Following is the general list of documents required for South Africa visa for Indians.
  • Passport

      The submitted passport must meet the parameters given below

    • It must have minimum two blank pages for the visa stamp.
    • It must be original and genuine.
    • It must be valid for 6 months ahead of the span of stay.
    • It must not be torn, ripped, split, or damaged in any kind of way.

    One cannot cross international boundries without the passport. It is considered a criminal offense otherwise.

  • Old Passport

      If available, the old passport must also be provided meeting the given criteria

    • If any of the traveler has old passport, it must be submitted along with latest passport.
    • It must be original and in a good condition to access the required information.

    Without the old passport, you cannot get the visa stamp. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Photo

      The photographs must be provided as per the given photo specifications

    • It must be clicked on an all white background.
    • Two copies to be submitted with general photo guidelines.
    • It must be of proper size with dimensions of 35x45 mm (length - 45mm, breadth - 35mm).
    • It must have a matte finish, Without Spectacles & Sunglasses, Teeth should not be visible
    • It must cover face 80% of the frame.
    • It must be a recent photograph.
    • The expressions on the face must be neutral, there must not be any kind of smiling of frowning in the photograph.
    • Any kind of glasses must not be worn in the photograph.
    • The hair must be tied back so that the face is clearly visible.
    • The ears must be visible clearly.
    • It must not have any headgear worn apart from religious reasons.
    • It is to be taken care that your teeth do not show in the photograph.

    Recent pictures are mandatory as old pictures can cause the authorities to reject your application.

  • Air Ticket

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • to and from air ticket blocking (as we recommended do not book ticket until visa not approved ),
    • It must be confirmed for the complete round trip.

    An air ticket shows your course of travel and confirms your return to the native country.

  • Yellow Fever Vaccination

      It should be submitted as per the following

    • It must be original and should be issued from an authorized medical organization.

    The certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination if not provided as per the requirement and is fake, there are major chances that the applicant may not be permitted in the country.

  • Visa Application Form

      The visa application form is important as it contains all the required information of the applicant. It should be filled keeping in mind the following guidelines

    • It must be completely filled with proper information and must be signed by the applicant.

    The visa application form should be filled correctly as this information decides the fate of your visa acceptance. Professional visa consultation is recommended.

  • Itinerary

      It is an important document and it should be submitted for the given reason

    • It must mention the day to day schedule and plans and program while in the country.

    The itinerary must have proper and detailed information of the traveller's routine. Even if a single detail is missed out, it could affect the visa interview. Professional visa consultation is recommended.


This is a common list of documents. For specific purpose visa choose from following:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Study Visa
  • Work Visa
  • For detailed information, Please go through South Africa Visa for Indians - Definitive Guide

    Eligibility for getting South Africa Visa:

    In order to be eligible to travel to the country on a visa, you will have to meet the following eligibility criteria.

    1. Be a genuine traveller-You must have a valid and good intention behind travelling to the country.

    2. Eligible to bear all expenses -You must possess sufficient funds to support yourself and any dependents throughout the stay.

    3. Reasons to return - You must have strong ties in your home country that will ensure that you will return after your stay.

    4. Be of good character - You must have a clean criminal track record and be of good character. You may have to provide PCC (Police Clearance Certificate) for the same.

    5. Be in good health -You must at least meet the minimum health requirements required by the authorities.

    Visa Fees for South Africa Visa:

    Entry Purpose Stay Duration Validity Fees
    Multiple entry Normal Visitor 90 days 3 months 5301.0
    Multiple entry Normal Visitor 90 days 3 months 5301.0
    Multiple entry Normal Study 90 days 3 months 2301.0
    Multiple entry Normal Work 90 days 3 months 2301.0
    Multiple entry Normal Visitor 90 days 3 months 2301.0
    Multiple entry Normal Dependant 90 days 3 months 2301.0

    *Important Note:

    Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted, so It's recommonded to get the professional visa consultation. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your visa application .

    Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.

    To know all details like process, eligibility, fees etc. Please refer South Africa Visa for Indians

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