The Republic of South Africa, a country located at the southern tip of Africa

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How to intentionally get denied visa to the South Africa, without getting into trouble? [on hold]

I was going to study abroad in South Africa in summer but there was a change of plan and I couldn't go anymore. However, I have to pay 50% of fee if I want to cancel the program. The only way to not ...
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Exit before expiry of entry limit and re-entry [on hold]

I left SA before my entry limit expired. I re-entered the same day and was given no limitation. Does the original limitation still count?
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Is the South Africa border control able to cross-reference dual citizen passports (USA & Spain)?

I would like to travel to South Africa as a tourist 6-months after I overstayed a SA visa due to emergency hospitalization. As a result of the overstay I was classified as undesirable & am ...
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Regarding travelers who have over stayed their visa expiration— [duplicate]

I recently visited Cape Town, SA. and during my stay I pushed my departure date back and eventually overstayed my visa allowance. I have been declared undesirable in South Africa on my American ...
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I overstayed in South Africa and was banned. How long do I have to wait before I can re-enter the country? [duplicate]

I overstayed my 90 day stay in South Africa by 2 days before leaving for Namibia. The officials wanted me to sign a one-year ban which I did not sign. I now need to re-enter South Africa again only ...
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What will happen if I overstay in South Africa?

I arrived in South Africa from Australia at the end of october, so I have 3 months in the country, but in december I left the country for a month and recently re-entered thinking I would get another 3 ...
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Can I leave South Africa before my 90 days expire, and return after a few days to stay for another 90 days?

How many times can an Australian leave and re-enter South Africa (90 days at a time without a visa) in a year, and do they need to be out of the country for a certain period of time before they ...
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Transit Visas for South Africa Undesirable-Overstay Tourists

I received an undesirable status for overstaying a SA visa while hospitalized for injuries sustained in Lesotho. I had to cross into SA from Lesotho. Now I am banned entry into SA until Feb 2016 and ...
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As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know?

As an Australian driving in South Africa, what differences in traffic or road rules do I need to know? I'm interested in: any differences in rules any differences in usually accepted practices any ...
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Chinese spouse of South African citizen visiting SA?

We want to visit SA together after getting married. From what I've heard, Chinese (PRC) citizens need to get a visa in person at the SA consulate. Unfortunately we live in San Francisco and the ...
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South Africa for students [closed]

I've planned to travel to South Africa this year, around August. I've joined a group of 6 friends of mine and actually we're in the dark about everything that concerns security, prices and guides in ...
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Cheapest season to go to South Africa from North America

What is the cheapest season/months to visit South Africa from North America? How can one best take advantage of "low" season offers? Looking at South African Airlines, summer flight fares (June - ...
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If I re-enter South Africa from my home country will I get another 90 days? [duplicate]

Last week I got back from a three week trip to SA. My passport got stamped upon arrival, the visa is valid until the 1st of March. I would like to return to SA in January and stay for about 5 months. ...
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Last name misspelled on visa to south africa

My last name was misspelled on the visa, the embassy wrote Zeeny while on the first page of the passport it is written Zeenny, should I be concerned? I am flying out on monday and the consulate is ...
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Managing baggage in transit at OR airport Johannesburg

I have an 8 hour wait for an international transfer at Johannesburg airport and will be changing airlines. I am very concerned about the stories of theft and tampering of luggage at this airport. How ...
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Is it possible to get from Johannesburg to Cathedral Peak in 1 day using public transport?

I want to go from Johannesburg to Harrismith using Greyhound or similar bus company (leaving early in the morning and arriving midday), From Harrismith to Bergville using a minibus-taxi, And finally ...
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Is there a South African equivalent to Greggs?

Apologies for the random question! It came up in office conversation. Greggs is a low cost Bakery chain in UK. My colleague was concerned that, should he visit South Africa, he would not be able to ...
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Staying in Johannesburg for a few months: how safe am I as a white person?

South Africa has always fascinated me, due to its insane history. I've thought about doing an internship there, and I've now wanted to gather a bit more information. How safe am I, as a Caucasian ...
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French visa confusion

I currently hold a multi entry Schengen visa that is valid until May. I have used up my 90 days for this 6 month period staying with my parents who have recently emigrated tho France. I am now moving ...
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bringing a watch valued at 137.32 Dollar into South Africa

i have a watch that was bought through Amazon by a friend who is in South Africa and was sent to me as Amazon does not ship to South Africa. the intention is that i bring the watch with me in my hand ...
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How to count expiry date for multi entry visa South Africa [duplicate]

My friend has multi entry visa for South Africa. As per visa he can stay from 90 days if he enters before 'Arrive before' date. He entered South Africa and went to neighboring country and came back. ...
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Will my overstay in South Africa be noticed?

I came into South Africa on a tourist visa but while travelling needed to get a new passport (it was stolen), which duly arrived all shiny and empty. Also, I have overstayed a little bit ... My ...
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Johannesburg Airport to Mbabane

I'm headed to Mbabane shortly. I'm flying into Johannesburg. Someone mentioned there was a bus directly from Johannesburg Airport to Mbabane. Can anyone confirm this?
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Overstay in South Africa

I overstayed my visa permit in 2012 and upon leaving the Republic of South Africa, I was not issued or given the form with which to pay the necessary administrative fine. How do I pay this fine, where ...
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Must I provide proof of onward travel when entering South Africa?

I will be flying one-way from Europe to Cape Town, South Africa in early December. Some time later (early January), I will fly from South Africa to the USA. My employer will be purchasing this ...
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Entering Europe with a Portuguese passport from South-Africa [duplicate]

I am a South-African citizen but a descendant of a Portuguese grandfather on my father's side. Now I have already found out that I can do my Portuguese passport through my father and I am in the ...
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Is renting a car in South Africa to drive around the country a safe transport option? [closed]

Is renting a car a good idea in South Africa, will it make it easier to get around verses other infrastructure, or do driving standards, road quality, hijacking make it not worth it? Would a ...
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Information about transit visa [duplicate]

I will be traveling to South Africa from Marseille to heathrow terminal 3 (london) and will wait for 2hours before my outwards flight from terminal 2 to South Africa. Do I need a transit visa?
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What documents do I need to obtain South African visa?

I am planning to visit South Africa next Thursday, that is after 3 days. I have prepared everything except for the visa, I simply forgot and I thought I do not need one because my last visit there was ...
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South African Travel agent wants to see my passport - I live in the UK [duplicate]

My friends in South Africa are purchasing a round trip plane ticket for me in December 2015. I'll be flying from London to Durban and back to London and their travel agent wants to see my Passport. I ...
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When South Africa's new regulations for travel with children begin, would a certified copy of unabridged birth certificates be acceptable?

The South African government is introducing new requirements for travel with children in 2015. I went through a lot of trouble getting my children's unabridged birth certificates, and I would prefer ...
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Do travelers entering South Africa from Zambia need a Yellow Fever Certificate?

Zambia was known to have a risk of yellow fever but I understand that currently it has been declared yellow fever free. What I would like to know is if South Africa needs the Yellow Fever Certificate ...
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Will the average tourist encounter problems on the street in Cape Town?

If using common sense rules; keeping low key, not flashing wealth, not going to areas with no tourist attractions, etc. is it common and/or reasonable for us (mixed sex white couple) to walk ...
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Is it true you must not stop at Red lights in South Africa while driving?

If it is true, are there any rules of thumb about where you should and shouldn't do it.
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Can I use 2 passports? [duplicate]

I am going to the UK for 2 weeks, courtesy of SAASTA. I have both a South African and a German (EU) passport. Would it be an issue for me to use my South African passport to leave OR Tambo, and then ...
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What are the main safety threats to be aware of in South Africa as a tourist? [duplicate]

I have been looking in to arranging a short backpacking trip around South Africa later this year. From what I have read both on the internet and in travel guides, and talking to South Africans it's ...
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Help with South African 90 Day Visitor visa [duplicate]

I am a brit visiting family and friends in South Africa with my duel brit/south african GF, I have already been granted a 90 day Visitor visa which expires the end of July, unfortunately i haven't ...
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Traveling to South Africa

I've heard that you need to have two empty pages on your passport in order to enter through Capetown. I see mixed messages on this thought. Does anyone know the latest and greatest? Thanks!
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UK transit visa needed to switch airports? [duplicate]

I am a South African passport holder travelling from South Africa to the USA and flying via London. However I am switching from Heathrow to Gatwick, do I require a transit visa. The official Uk visa ...
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Can an over-stayed stamp from one country affect my abillity to travel to other countries?

I overstayed in South Africa for a week and got this ugly stamp in my passport which bans me from entering South Africa for a year. Now I want to travel to Italy, Paris and London for 2 months (in ...
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South Africa overstay-undesirable waiver processing time [closed]

Has anyone had any experience with the South Africa Home Affairs overstay waiver request process? What is the turnaround time for the waiver? Will the SA border control at the Johannesburg ...
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Travelling to South Africa - Questions about Cash, Travellers Cheques and Credit Cards

I am a Canadian travelling to South Africa for two weeks. My flights, rental car and hotels are pre-paid. Obviously I'll want to have some money to spend on food, entertainment and unforeseen costs ...
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Is Christmas and New Year a good time to spend in Cape Town, South Africa?

My girlfriend and I are planning a 6 month trip to the southern part of africa. We are currently thinking about spending the time from christmas and new year in and around Cape Town in South Africa. ...
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Why is it considered so dangerous to travel in South Africa?

The RSA has one of the world's top murder rates. As, the above link shows, other countries have similar murder rates but they are not in the radar of international travelers. For example, as seen in ...
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Itineraries in South Africa (+/- 2 Weeks) [closed]

I plan to travel to South-Africa at the end of this year (last week of December, first week of January). Now I would like to have some advice on some possible itineraries. The trip will take about two ...
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Availability of expedited visa processing for South African applying for Australia visitor visa

The website of the Australian embassy in South Africa says that visa processing for a short term tourist visa can take a full month. I am several months from my visit but will be visiting other ...
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Visiting South Africa twice for 90 days while I wait for my study permit?

I am a student in South Africa but I am not from there, in fact, I am from The Netherlands. I would like to know if I can get a visitor's visa twice for 90 days, having the first one expired I want to ...
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UK visa “resolved” vs. ready to collect

I have an email regarding my UK visa application with the subject: Your uk visa application has been resolved with a tracking number and link to the teleperformance website. The website has the ...
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SA in UK require French Schengen

I am a South African currently in the UK (Wales) on a visiting visa. I work on a cruise line that has there embarkation in Monte Carlo (France). My company is stating a Schengen visa to basically get ...
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Entry into South Africa with Felony

I'm a US citizen was convicted of a felony in the US about 8 years ago. I'm planning on traveling as tourist to South Africa, arriving by air from the US. I don't think I need a visa according to ...