International travellers (citizens of other nations) who reside outside of South Africa and intend to visit the country temporarily for tourism or business for 90 days or less are eligible for visitors’ visas.
A visa is considered a visitor’s permit on entry to South Africa. The permit’s validity period is calculated from the date of entry into the country and will be set out under the heading “conditions” on the visa label. You must ensure that you apply for the correct visa. Entry into the country may be refused if the purpose of the visit was not correctly stated.
As each application is treated as an individual case, you should make enquiries with your nearest South African Department of Home Affairs office to see whether you are required to apply for a visa.
Please note GCE secretariat staff will provide you with all relevant documents to help process your visa for your travel to South Africa.