South African Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, announced end of February that business and diplomatic travellers from South Africa’s BRICS partners will receive port of entry visas into South Africa. These visas will be issued for up to ten (10) years to BRICS business travellers and has been effective since 23 December 2014.
South Africa’s BRICS partners include Brazil, Russia, India and China.
More importantly, these visas apply to diplomatic, official and service as well as ordinary passport holders and will be issued as multiple-travel entry visas, with a special condition of a stay no longer than 30 days at a time. Continue reading