1. When is the best time to apply for my South Africa visa? The best time to apply for your South Africa visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.
  2. Do I have to send you my passport to get a South Africa visa? Is it safe to send a passport? You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The South Africa visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa requests cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application and passport to CIBTvisas in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx, UPS, Express Mail or Certified Mail.

 

 

Business Visa Application Requirements for a South Africa Visa

  1. Personal Appearance

    The consulate requires travelers to apply directly and a personal appearance may be necessary to obtain your visa. We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current forms and requirements before making a personal appearance at the consulate. Many consulates require an application appointment. Please contact:

    Consulate General of  South Africa
    3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Tel: (202) 232-4400

    It is important to note that most consulates and embassies are only open to the public during the morning hours. Please take these hours into consideration when contacting the consulate about your visa application.

Tourist Application Requirements for a South Africa Visa

  1. Personal Appearance

    The consulate requires travelers to apply directly and a personal appearance may be necessary to obtain your visa. We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current forms and requirements before making a personal appearance at the consulate. Many consulates require an application appointment. Please contact:

    Consulate General of  South Africa
    3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    Tel: (202) 232-4400

    It is important to note that most consulates and embassies are only open to the public during the morning hours. Please take these hours into consideration when contacting the consulate about your visa application.

Visa Pre-Check

Have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline?  CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays.  A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to confirm your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly.

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Fast Track Your Visa

Need your visa processed quickly?  CIBTvisas can fast track your order and process it in the fewest days possible.

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View A Sample Visa

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You can view a sample visa for your country of destination and see the information it contains.

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