Temporary residence – Visitor’s visa for South Africa

South Africa distinguishes between visa exempt and non-exempt countries. Most European and North American countries are exempt and therefore do not need to apply for a visa before travelling. A visa is simply issued upon arrival.


Most visitors receive 90 days, some only 30. Citizens of non-exempt countries need to apply for a visa in a South African mission abroad or at a service provider such as VFS.

An updated list can be found here:


A Visitor Visa can normally be extended by a further 90 days within South Africa.

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