Angola, Benin, Botswana, Cape Verde Islands, Gabon, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, St. Helena Island, Swaziland, Tanzania (includes Zanzibar), Togo, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.
Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos.
Europe/ Middle East
Georgia, Ireland, Israel, Kosovo, Russian Federation and Qatar.
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand.
Maldives, Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles.
Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, Niue and Vanuatu.
Yes, you would need a separate visa to enter Canada. This Canada visitor visa must be obtained in South Africa prior to your departure. Visa Box can help you with your visitor visa for Canada.
This is at the discretion of the USA immigration officer. They could either grant you your exact stay or they could give you a maximum of up to 10 years.
For most visitors, they can lawfully stay in the United States for a period of up to six months.
No, South African passport holders can stay within the Dubai International Airport terminal for up to 24 hours visa free.
However, passengers who wish to leave the Dubai International Airport require a visa which must be issued in South Africa prior to departure.
Visa validity options:
No, South African passport holders can stay within Thailand visa free for up to 30 days provided that their main purpose of travel is tourism.
If you are going to Thailand for a business visit for example, you would need to get a visa through the Thai Embassy in Pretoria. Visa Box is able to help you with your business visit application.
Yes, from 21 November 2016 South African passport holders now need to apply for a visitor visa here in South Africa to enter New Zealand.
No, South African passport holders can stay within the Republic of Ireland visa free for up to 3 months only. Please note that while Rep. of Ireland does not require visas from South African visitors, you can be requested by immigration control at the airport to produce documentation they would ordinarily submit with a visa application.
The documents include the following for example:
- proof of funds
- proof of address/accommodation
- all travel documentation and vouchers e.g. return flights
Be sure not to be confused with Northern Ireland which is part of the UK. South Africans require a UK visitor visa to visit Northern Ireland.
If flying via the UK en route to the Rep. of Ireland then you would require a UK visitor visa and not a transit visa because there is no transit agreement between the UK and the Rep. of Ireland.
No, some travellers do not need a transit visa if they;
Travellers changing airlines in Australia are advised to verify with their airlines whether they will need to personally re-check their luggage as part of the transiting process. If so, a transit visa will be required to retrieve and re-check their luggage before departure.