how long can i visit south africa


You can stay in South Africa for up to 90 days on a tourist visa. If you want to stay longer, you can apply for a business visa, which allows you to stay for up to three months. You can also apply for a work visa, which allows you to stay for up to two years.

The South African visa regime is one of the most liberal in the world and allows for visa-free and visa-on-arrival travel for citizens of most countries. However, there are a few exceptions.

nationals of the United Kingdom can visit South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa. If you intend to stay for longer than 90 days, you will need to apply for a visa.

The types of visas that are available for longer stays include:

• Business visa – for businesspeople who need to travel to South Africa for business purposes.

• Work visa – for people who have been offered a job in South Africa.

• Study visa – for people who need to study in South Africa.

• Retirement visa – for people who are retired and want to live in South Africa.

• Spousal visa – for people who are married to a South African citizen or permanent resident.

• Medical visa – for people who need to receive medical treatment in South Africa.

• Visitor’s visa – for people who want to visit South Africa for reasons other than business, work, study or medical treatment.

If you intend to stay in South Africa for more than 90 days, you will need to apply for a visa before you travel. You can apply for a visa at your nearest South African embassy or consulate.


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