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South Africa Family Visa Requirements

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

Family 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.
  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, (35 mm x 45 mm 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: A personal letter from applicant including personal details, purpose of visit and outlining who will be responsible for the full costs of the trip. The letter should be addressed to – The Visa Office and signed by the applicant.
  6. Invitation Letter from a physical person: Original/scanned copy invitation letter from the Irish host stating the nature of mutual relationship, the purpose of travel, duration of stay, address and other necessary details with invitee’s signature.
  7. Invitee’s photo ID Card Copy: A clear scanned copy of photo ID of your invitee/host in the visiting country. (Preferably attested by an legal authenticator) [Invitation letter from the host in South Africa. The letter must Joining Family: include physical/street address, as well as contact details of the host with name, designation and signature; and attested by commissioner of OATHS or south African police (South Africa)]
  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.
  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).
  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.
  12. Marriage Certificate: An authenticated/notarized copy of marriage certificate. The certificate must be in English language. [Marriage certificate, where applicable (For verification purpose applicant needs to carry the Original Marriage Certificate at the time of submission at VFS center)]