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Consul General
Mr Mojalefa Mogono

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South African Visas

Important Information on Applying for South African Visas : Applicants for visas will be required to apply in person at the South African mission. Application has to be filed with by appointment.

PLEASE NOTE : In order comply with regulation 2(1) of the immigration act of 2014, only machine readable travel documents ( MRTDs) will be accepted on submission of visa applications and at port of entry. Therefore, no extended passports will be accepted.

Port of Entry Visa(Tourist, Bussiness Meetings, Exhibition)

Hong Kong citizens (H.K. passport holders) visiting the Republic of South Africa for thirty (30) days or less for tourism / business purposes do not need visas.

Nationals of other countries must check the list of visa exempt countries to see if they need to apply for visas. If the names of their countries are not listed, it means they need to apply for visas. There are also countries that are visa exempt if applicant is traveling to South Africa for a period of 30 days or less.

visa exempt countries

There are countries which are required to apply for visas but are exempt from visa fees, e.g. India, Colombia, Mexico, etc. Please refer to the list of countries that pay for visa and if your country is not listed it means you do not need to pay for visa

countries that pay for visa

Note: If your visit would exceed ninety days or if you want to travel to South Africa to study or to work, you will need to apply for a temporary residence visa instead of a visitor's visa. Requirements for a temporary residence visa are not the same with visitor's visa.

Foreigners who wish to visit South Africa must have passports / travel documents valid for thirty (30) more days after the intended return date from South Africa. The passport must contain at least two (2) unused (blank) pages labeled Visa when presented at the Embassy or Consulate; One page is for affixing the visa or permit at the Embassy/Consulate and the other page is for endorsement of entry/departure stamp by the South African Immigration Services. Note: Visa pages referred to above do not include pages reserved for Endorsements, Amendments or Observations.


Port of Entry Visa (Tourist Visa): Section 11(1) - 90 days or less

Checklist of Documents to be submitted in person BY APPOINTMENT:

Machine readable valid passport with at least two (2) unused (blank) pages labelled Visa when presented at the Consulate; one page for affixing the visa and the other page for endorsement of entry/departure stamp by the South African Immigration Services. Passport must be valid for 30 more days after the intended return date from South Africa.

  • Completed form DHA-84 in BLACK pen and BLOCK letters.

  • One (1) passport photos with white or light background.

  • Passport and copy.

  • Hong Kong / Macao ID and copy.

  • Hong Kong / Macao residency visa and copy.

  • Proof employment / Own business.

  • Proof of sufficient fund (most recent 3 months' bank statements).

  • Invitation letter from South African company, their updated business registration copy and their proof of address, if applicable.

  • Flight itinerary/reservation (fly in SA, domestic within SA and fly out of SA.

  • Proof of accommodation booking or letter of invitation from host in South Africa with certified proof of host’s legal status in South Africa (ID Book/ passport, visa or residence status in South Africa whichever is applicable) and address proof.

  • A statement or documentation detailing the purpose and duration of the visit.

  • Yellow fever certificate is required if applicant is passing through yellow fever belt area before entering South Africa.

  • Minor applicants under the age of 18 are not required to be present. Parents of child must be present at this mission to sign for consent for their child's visa application along with their passports and child's full birth certificate (original and copy), if applicable.

  • Domestic helper contract (original and copy) must be presented, if applicable

  • Non-refundable application fee of HKD275.00 in CASH

  • Additional documents might be requested for your application.