South Africa Visa

South Africa Visa

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South Africa short term visa is for the people who wish to travel to this country for either visit/tourist/business purpose. The South Africa embassy offers visitors and tourist visas for applicants traveling on their personal leisure trips. Also for the people who wanted to join their family members living in South Africa, they need to apply for the South Africa Dependent visa. South Africa, lying in the Southernmost part of Africa, is full of wildlife, adventure, and breathtaking sceneries in every corner of the province. Discover this astonishing place with the help of Sanctum Consulting. Contact us for South Africa visa, South Africa visa tracking, South Africa visa status, South Africa tourist visa, South Africa tourist visa fees for Indians, South Africa visit visa, South Africa visit visa requirements.

South Africa Visa Requirements

  • Original Passport [Current and previous if applicable] and copy of all bio-data pages of the passport.
  • 3 Photographs 35mm wide –45 mm high. Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70–80% of the photograph in white background.
  • Reference/introduction letter from Indian employer: Letter must have the address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation, and signature.
  • If visiting friend/ family: An invitation letter from invitee mentioning the applicant’s name & details. The letter should be duly signed by the invitee with his name & sponsorship details along with the address proof like lease agreement or any utility bill.
  • Financials: Original Personal bank statement on bank letterhead for the last three months with a minimum balance of Rs. 15000.
    • Please Note: The statement must have bank’s seal & stamp on every page on bank letterhead its mandatory
  • No Objection Certificate: An NOC for leave from employer/ school/ university clearly mentioning applicants name, passport number, and duration of the visit. The letter must be duly signed by the authorized signatory stating his/her name, designation, contact details & address.
  • Proof of Accommodation: Hotel confirmation on the letterhead of the hotel with seal and duly signed by an authorized person with his/her designation and tour Itinerary
  • Ticket: Confirmed Air ticket
  • For Minors: Requirement of Unabridged Birth Certificate for minors below 18 years.
    • Please Note: An attested copy of Parental Consent Affidavit not more than 3 months old has to be submitted as part of the application. Original should be kept by the applicant while traveling to South Africa.
    • The parental consent letter has to be submitted by the parent to the Consulate General of the Republic of South Africa, Mumbai.
  • All documents must either be original or certified as true copies of the original, by a competent authority. Documents not in English must be accompanied by the sworn translation.
  • Marriage certificate

PS. Please contact our consultants for further details on South Africa Tourist Visa.

For South Africa Dependent Visa 

  • Invitation Letter: Letter of invitation from the South African company/host stating the name, passport number of applicant, purpose, and duration of the visit. The letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of the host with an authorized signature’s name and signature and attested by the commissioner of OATHS or south African police(South Africa)
  • Please Note :
    • Government photo id proof of invitee attested by Commission of Oaths in South Africa has to be sent with the invitation letter.
    • Visa Copy of the inviting person attested by Commission of Oaths in South Africa has to be attached with the application.
  • Financials:
    • Personal Bank statement for the last 3 months with minimum balance 15000 in original with bank stamp and signature on every page.
    • Salary slips for last 03 months.
  • Foreign exchange endorsement/ Copy of credit card.
  • Note: Dependents and unemployed spouse can attach a copy of the primary applicant’s bank statement.
  • Certificates :
    • Copy of Marriage Certificate
    • Copy of Birth Certificate.
  • Medical: Medical Certificate on form BI-811 is required.
    • Radiological Report: Radiological Report is required on form BI-806 (above 12 years).
  • Police Clearance Certificate: Police clearance certificate is required for above 18 years.
  • All documents mentioned in the tourist visa checklist would be required except hotel booking.

PS. Please contact our consultants for further details on South Africa Dependent Visa.

South Africa Visit Visa:

  • Invitation Letter: An invitation letter from the invitee mentioning the applicant’s name & details. The letter should be duly signed by the invitee with his name, contact details & sponsorship details along with the address proof like lease agreement or any utility bill. The letter should be attested by Commission of Oaths, South Africa
  • Please Note :
    • Copy of Government photo id proof of invitee attested by Commission of Oaths in South Africa has to be sent with the invitation letter.
    • Residence Proof of host from South Africa(attested by Commission of Oaths in South Africa)
  • Financials:
    • Original Personal Bank statement for the last three months with a minimum balance of Rs. 20000. The statement must have the bank’s seal & stamp.
    • Foreign exchange endorsement.
    • ITR for the last three years.
    • Last three months salary slips.
    • Copy of the Credit card.
  • No Objection Certificates: If Employed, an NOC for leave from employer/ school/ university has to be submitted, clearly mentioning applicants’ names, passport numbers, and duration of the visit. The letter must be duly signed by the authorized signatory stating his/her name, designation, contact details & address.
  • Ticket: Confirmed Air ticket.
  • Proof of Accommodation: Hotel confirmation on the letterhead of the hotel with seal and duly signed by an authorized person with his/her designation and tour Itinerary.
  • The requirement of the Unabridged Birth Certificate for minors below 18 years.
  • Please Note:
    • An attested copy of Parental Consent Affidavit, not more than 3 months old has to be submitted as part of the application. Original should be kept by the applicant while traveling to South Africa.
    • The parental consent letter has to be submitted by the parent to the Consulate General of the Republic of South Africa, Mumbai.
    • All documents must either be original or certified as true copies of the original, by a competent authority. Documents not in English must be accompanied by the sworn translation.
  • Marriage certificate
  • All documents mentioned in the tourist visa checklist would be required except hotel booking.

PS. Please contact our consultants for letter formats.

Sanctum Consulting South Africa Visa Process and Services

  • We will submit the completed and processed application to the embassy.
  • Sanctum agents will provide all information on the documents to submit as per the South Africa visa requirement.
  • We will provide all the required letter formats for the visa.
  • We’ll provide you with refundable/free cancellation/book now pay later hotel itinerary links for South Africa visa application.
  • Prepare day-wise itinerary coinciding with your hotel bookings and travel plans.
  • Assistance on flight itinerary or a round trip flight reservation.
  • Same day courier*.
  • The Singapore Embassy generally takes the decision within a time period of 2-5 business days. The processing time starts, post the documents submitted at the respective embassy. Also, individuals can apply for the visa within 30 days from the travel date. 
  • Sanctum Processing time would be 5-7 business days.
  • We aim to provide you with the best services to ensure that you qualify and apply in a manner that results in visa approval.
  • We understand that every case is different; so we treat each case individually.
  • Same day issuance of travel insurance on actual policy cost.
  • Save Time & Effort at a minimal cost.
  • Periodic Visa Updates.
  • Your documents are safe, secure, confidential and our process is transparent!
  • Collect all essential documents and submit them at the embassy*.
Frequently asked questions

Do the Indian nationals require a visa to visit South Africa?

  • Yes, Indian nationals do require a visa to travel to South Africa. The visa category depends on the purpose of their travel.

How much time does the applicant need to wait for a South Africa visa?

  • The South Africa visa would take 8-10 working days for the processing with the embassy. It is good to start the process well in advance to avoid the last moment rush.

How much is a visa in South Africa?

  • The Visa fee for South Africa tourist visa is the same as the visiting visa. The processing fee for the visa is INR 2200 per individual.

What is the required document list needed to visit South Africa?

  • The primary documents required for the visa would be Passport, financial documents, employment proof, flight, and hotel bookings.

How much is the balance one needs to show in the bank account for a South Africa visa?

  • The minimum balance to be maintained is INR 1 lakh per individual. It is always recommended to show maintained balance in the accounts.

Can I apply for a South African visa online?

  • South Africa visa application cannot be applied online. The form has to be filled and sent to the embassy for submission along with the other requirements.

Is South Africa visa on arrival?

  • Certain nationalities have the facility for visa on arrival for South Africa. Indian citizens need a visa from India to enter South Africa.

How long can I stay in South Africa as a tourist?

  • The validity of a South Africa tourist visa is generally given for no longer than 90 days.

How do I apply for a tourist visa to South Africa?

  • One needs to gather all documents for the visa, fill the form, sent the documents to the embassy for verification. Post verification, the embassy gives the decision on the application.

What are the documents required to provide to the embassy if traveling with minors ‘s/children?

  • For minors, the following documents are required.
    a) An attested copy of Parental Consent Affidavit, not more than 3 months old has to be submitted as part of the application. Original should be kept by the applicant while traveling to South Africa.
b) The parental consent letter has to be submitted by the parent to the Consulate General of the Republic of South Africa, Mumbai.
c) All documents must either be original or certified as true copies of the original, by a competent authority. Documents not in English must be accompanied by the sworn translation.

Do I need a visa for short stays in South Africa?

  • Yes, you can apply for the South Africa Tourist/ business/ visit visa. These visas are used for short term trips to this country.

What is the South Africa dependent visa?

  • The South Africa dependent visa is for the dependents to join their family member residing in South Africa. Contact us for more details on this visa details.