Types of visa

There are specific visas for virtually every undertaking a foreigner might pursue in South Africa. The most commonly sought-after visas are addressed in the following sections, but if you’re still unsure about anything, visit http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/visas.asp. Alternatively, call the Home Affairs head office in Pretoria on 012 810 7368 or 012 810 8942 (Note that numbers begin +27 12… from outside the country).

Unless otherwise stated, the tariff on all visas is US $37 (around R425). Note that this fee is subject to change without notice. To check on current fees, visit http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/visa_countries.asp.

These fees do not apply to countries exempt from visa control (See ‘Visas’).