How do I get a South African business visa?
You need to have an invitation letter from South African company in the first place. Then you need to arrange for the documents provided as per the checklist and submit the documents at the embassy for processing.
Do I need a business visa for South Africa?
Yes, you need a business visa to South Africa, if you are a foreign national and travelling on a short term business activity.
What is the processing time for South African visa?
The South Africa embassy processing time is approximately 9-12 working days. There might be additional delay coming in, during the holidays and seasonal times. It is always good to apply for the visa well in advance, at least 3 weeks prior to the travel date.
How much bank balance is required for South Africa visa?
The funds required to show is minimum 1 lakh per applicant. However, it should be maintained, sudden deposits in account is not encouraged. You can contact Sanctum for more suggestions.
What is the application fee for South Africa?
The visa fee is INR 2200 per applicant. There would be additional cost involved as per the case.
What is the validity for the business visa for South Africa?
The visa would be generally given a validity of 90 days. The applicant can enter the country within this 90 day period and return back before the visa expires.
Do we have to give an interview for a business visa for South Africa?
Not required, unless you have been called for the interview. To clarify, in regular cases, there is no interview for South Africa visa. But then, the individual needs to go to the embassy for interview, if he/she is called by the embassy.
Can I fly to South Africa with a business visa without a return ticket?
It is difficult. It is always recommended to carry a return ticket when you are entering the country.