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South Africa Business Visa Requirements

Capital City:
Pretoria
Currency:
Rand(ZAR)
Local Time:
GMT + 2
Telephone Code :
+ 27
Bank:
Closed on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Exchange Rate:
1.00 ZAR (South African Rand) is equivalent to 4.50 INR

Business Visa Requirement

  1. Relevant Pages of Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months after the intended date of departure and minimum two blank pages for visa stamp [Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)]
  2. Visa Application Form: The visa application must be filled with proper information and signed by the applicant. [Fully completed visa application form-11 (DHA-84) – must be completed in black ink and block letters.
  3. Photograph: Two recent (not older than 30 days/1 month) passport size, (35mm x 45mm of the picture) photographs].
  4. Photo ID Card/ Business Card: A personal identity card of the applicant such as National ID/Adhar Card/Driving License and business card (Recommended)
  5. Cover Letter: Original covering letter signed by the applicant stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (should clearly mention who will bear the expenses of the trip)
  6. Invitation Letter from a registered company/organization: Original/scanned copy invitation letter from the organization on its letter-head pad stating the purpose of travel, duration of stay and other necessary details with invitee’s signature. [Letter of invitation from the South African organizers/hosts/companies stating the name, passport number of applicant as well as purpose and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of the host and host’s/authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (Host ID copy attested by commissioner of OATHS needs to be submitted if required by SAHC). Also, submissions at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune and Bangalore must have host ID copy attested by Commissioner of Oaths/South African Police (latest 3 months).
  7. Forwarding Letter from employer: A letter from the employer on the organization’s letter-head pad stating applicant’s name, designation, passport number, his purpose and assigned roles during the visit, duration of visit, sponsorship status etc. [Reference/introduction letter from Indian employer stating the name, passport number of applicant as well as purpose and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature]
  8. NOC/LOI: A letter from your employer on the organization’s letter-head pad, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job as per schedule from employer. [NOC for leave from employer/ school/ university clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature].
  9. Personal Bank Statements: Original Bank Statements (Personal/Payroll) for last 6 months mentioning the Bank’s name, telephone number clearly with authorized bank stamp and signature (e-statement is not acceptable) [Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai) Required original Indian bank statement on bank letterhead paper with stamp and signature and NO Passbook, NO e-statements, NO Net banking copies will be accepted].
  10. Ticket Itinerary: A reserved itinerary for your airline ticket as per the schedule of the trip.
  11. Hotel Reservation: A reserved itinerary for your accommodation at a hotel or resort as per the schedule of the trip. [Proof of hotel booking, (verifiable) stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit, physical address, as well as contact details of the hotel as well as authorized signature’s name, designation and signature]