In this guide, you will find –
- A Comprehensive list of required documents to submit a lawful and compliant application
- The necessary forms for completion for your application
- Directories to the relevant embassies, centres and bodies
- Instructions when submitting your application and collecting your visa
- Useful tips
By using our step-by-step guide, you will be able to seamlessly apply for your visa.
CERTIFIED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS: A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document. This function may usually be performed by an attorney, accountant, notary or alternatively check which authorities in your home country may certify/notarise documents for you.
EXPIRY OF DOCUMENTS: Medical, Radiological and Police Clearance certificates are only valid for six months from their date of issuance. All other documents expire after three calendar months of their issuance. However, please note, that Birth, Marriage, Death and Divorce Certificates / Decrees have no expiry date.
TRANSLATIONS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE DOCUMENTS: Any and all documentation not in the English language must be accompanied by sworn English translations thereof. Soror Language Services is a recommendable translator:
Please refer to the Embassy specific websites for further information on any general visa information. This includes the applicable fees and appropriate submission times. Click here for a directory of website
Should there be no website available, please contact the relevant South African Embassy.