South Africa Visitors Visa / Tourist Visa

South Africa Visitors Visa / Tourist Visa

How we can help you obtain a South Africa Visitors Visa / Tourist Visa

Consultation by face to face meeting, Skype or telephone

Advice on the correct category of working visa

Checklist of visa requirements

Preparation of supporting documents

Assistance with preparation of a first application at the embassy or an extension in South Africa

Discussions on alterative visa options and future visa strategy

Foreign nationals that are citizens from visa exempt countries will be issued with a visitors visa when they present their passport to immigration officials at a port of entry in South Africa.

Foreign nationals holding citizenship from countries that are not visa exempt must apply for a visitors visa from their closest South African Embassy.

The visitors visa is renewable in South Africa. The maximum time a foreign national can remain in South Africa on avisitors visa is 180 days.

The visitors visa is for the purposes of a temporary stay and is limited to tourism related activities.

Click here for a list of visa exempt countries

Staying for longer?

Immigration amendments effective May 2014 no longer allow foreign nationals to apply for a different visa while on avisitors visa in South Africa. The foreign national must apply for the correct visa prior to arrival in South Africa or return to their country of residence and apply for the correct visa.

What can we do for you?

  • We can assist with the preparation and application of a visitors visa extension in SA
  • We are happy to meet with you to discuss alterative visa options should you wish to return to SA
  • We can advise on and assist with the preparation of documentation while you are in SA for any of the other categories of visa or permanent residence
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Dear Client,

South Africa is currently under level 1 lockdown.

We have the following updates on the services we offer during the lockdown period:

DIRCO – OPEN: The DIRCO offices are open to apostille, but with slower functionality. We have to book appointment for submissions and collections. When we receive your instruction we will advise on turnaround times.

SAPS Pretoria for police clearance certificates – OPEN

Notary – OPEN

Translations – OPEN

Courts – OPEN



The Department of Home Affairs have advised, by published Directive, that foreign nationals will not be penalised on their visa conditions as long as the expiry of the visa is a result of the lockdown. All COVID affected visas are deemed to be valid until 31 January 2021.

The Department of Home Affairs: Civic Affairs – OPEN

SA EMBASSIES – Most are opening 1 October 2020, some may be a few days late to open

FOREIGN EMBASSIES IN SA – Most are opening 1 October 2020, some may be a few days late to open

Please feel free to call or email us with regards to the services and support we can provide for you during the lockdown period.

Please note that all of the above is subject to change without notice. We will post updates as and when we receive clarification.

Keep safe and Godspeed during these difficult times.