You want to go on reconnaissance


If you’d like to visit the country to gather information about local businesses or institutions, you’ll just need a standard visitor’s visa, which you can get by submitting a complete BI-84 form at the nearest South African mission in or near your home country. Basic Visas are valid for 90 days from the date of entry, and allow for multiple re-entries, provided the re-entry occurs no less than a month before the expiry date on the visa. If you’re from a visa exempt country, you won’t even need to apply for this (see Visas).

In addition to the completed form, you’ll need to provide:

  • Your passport with two free pages available.
  • Provide two passport photographs.
  • Pay the visa fee, if applicable.
  • Provide proof of sufficient funds.
  • Evidence of a return…