Questions tagged [south-africa]

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

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Obtaining and holding 3 passports/citizenships [closed]

TLDR: Can my children have 3 citizenships/passports? Background In my mind I believe the idea of dual-citizenship, is an "agreement" between 2 countries, however this does not limit you from only ...
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DO Indian Passport Holders Require Transit Visa For Flying Through SOUTH AFRICA for Connecting flights by Emirates-Dubai-Mumbai

I am a Indian expatriate who lives and works in Angola.I will be flying South African Airways from Luanda -> Johannesburg -emirates > Dubai -> Mumbai. Do I require a South African transit visa while ...
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May a Namibian citizen in South Africa on a “Visitor Visa” cross the border into Namibia and return to South Africa the same day?

I am currently in South Africa with a visitors visa that was stamped at the border for the full 90 days. Due to some unfortunate travel circumstances I will need to drive to the Namibian border by ...
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Can I apply for a passport in the country I'm in so I can travel to my home country?

l am a Zimbabwean currently in South Africa. I lost my passport two years ago and l have tried to get a new one, but unfortunately I could not get one given the circumstances of the offices not having ...
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Extending South Africa 90 day visitors visa?

I'm a Canadian traveling to South Africa next year to join my partner (also Canadian), who will be studying for the year. I will be working remotely but without a work visa, so I'm planning on leaving ...
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Harbin, China in January, What clothing is needed?

My brother is going to be travelling to Harbin, China from South Africa in January. According to google the average temperature is -24 to -13 Celsius, What clothing will he need when he arrives there? ...
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Do transits count as days towards an overstay in South Africa?

My daughter flew into South Africa (SA) and then straight out to volunteer in Namibia. She then returned to SA for a volunteering stint in Cape Town. On leaving, she was challenged that she had ...
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Can a person who was declared Undesirable in South Africa Transit through South Africa going to another country? [duplicate]

I was declared Undesirable in South Africa in 2018 because i overstayed, I want to travel to Malawi but the flights are connecting in South Africa, will they allow me to transit through South Africa ...
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Do South Africans have to register expensive laptops and electronics when they leave the country?

In South Africa, there are a number of custom rules that I came across. Here is the source. 6 WHEN LEAVING THE COUNTRY ... b) Goods which will be brought back to the country with a ...
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Can I take new (still in their boxes) PC parts in my checked in luggage?

I am packing a motherboard, graphics card, RAM, power supply, chip, fans, SSD, and external hard drive which are ALL brand new still in their respective packages - packing them all inside my checked-...
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Traveling to USA using the South african refugee travel document

I would like to know, whoever has travelled to the USA using the south african travel document how did they do it? What is the process and how will I go about it ? Please respond . I am afraid of ...
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Travel in Africa from South to North [closed]

Is there a safe (as much as possible) route to travel in Africa, from South to North? Starting in South Africa, and going all the way up to Cairo, Egypt? Without taking flight, only public ...
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Is there any documentation or advice for a 5 year Greek visa? [closed]

I'm looking to get my 5 year Greek visa, rather than a 1 year one, so that I can travel Europe without returning to South Africa after a year. But Greek embassies give practically nothing away, and ...
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What kinds of fish can you find when snorkeling / diving around Cape Town? [closed]

I'm asking about the common marine life around Cape Town. If I wanted to dive near there, what kind of fish will I find? Bonus points for information about coral reefs.
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South African passport holder entering N Ireland via Dublin, almost denied entry

My mother (South African) recently travelled to visit me in Northern Ireland and arrived in Dublin with her UK visa in her passport, as she has done 12 times before. She was given great trouble at ...
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I have a UK passport, can I leave South Africa to visit Kenya and return to South Africa during the 90 day Holiday visa?

I’m visiting South Africa on a UK passport and then traveling to Kenya for a short trip before returning to South Africa to continue my holiday. Is my 90 day Holiday visa valid for the return?
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What if my flight is delayed/cancelled leaving South Africa on my 90th day? [duplicate]

Planning a trip to South Africa but leaving on day 90. I know that I don't need a visa when traveling 90 days or less, but what would happen if my flight is delayed or cancelled on that 90th day?
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Over stayer in South Africa?

I overstayed by one day in South Africa two years ago. I am going back there on holiday this October 2019 using my New Zealand passport,and of course getting a visa in NZ before going. Can I be ...
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I have South Africa refugee passport. I am Eritrean. Can I travel to Greece without a visa? [duplicate]

I need to visit Greek with a South African refugee document. Can I travel without a visa?
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RTW ticket - complicated visa/passport issue [duplicate]

my family is travelling on a One World RTW trip which includes South Africa and Sri Lanka. Because we have both British and NZ passports and South Africa only has a visa waiver for British we booked ...
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South Africa visitor visa - How long is it valid?

What is the expiry date on South African visitor visa? I want to get a 3 month Visitor visa but not sure exactly when to use it. For example if I get the visa in May, can I use it to enter South ...
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UK visa for husband

I hold a German passport that has expired, I have applied for a new one but it hasn't arrived yet. My husband has to apply for a UK visa in the mean time. On the application form they ask for his ...
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UK Visitor's Visa for South African BF/Husband Refused Twice, what are the chances of approval for the next application? [duplicate]

Hello and I would appreciate in advance any help I can get, please bear with as this post might be long but I'll try to make it easier to read as much as possible. Please no rude or nasty comments, ...
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Lifting a South Africa “undesirable person” ban [closed]

I am not a South African citizen but I grew up there all my life. My whole family are South African citizens but I was born in Ireland but moved to South Africa when I was 6 months old. The home ...
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Will I get another 30 days in SA when I travel to Zanzibar and other countries?

My boyfriend and I are in SA on a holiday, and only after arriving realised we made an error in judgement on the visa front. Turns out Poland (his passport) only get 30 instead of 90 days when they ...
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I am Dominican citizen, I am travelling to Botswana from DOH-JNB-GBE do i need a transit visa in JNB?

I am Dominican citizen, I am travelling to Botswana from DOH-JNB-GBE. Do I need a transit visa in JNB (O. R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa)?
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Can I re-enter South Africa for a second time from the UK within my 90 day SA visitor visa limit? [duplicate]

I am a UK citizen, Can I re-enter South Africa for a second time after returning home to the UK, if the second visit to South Africa is still within the first visit's allocated 90 day time limit? Will ...
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Was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamp [closed]

I was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamps. Does this mean I can't use the visa again? It is a 3-year study permit.
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Can I apply for and recieve a UK visa if I have a South African passport, while living in Russia?

I'm studying in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) and I want to visit a friend in the UK. How can I go about getting a visa, without traveling all the way back to SA?
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What kind of visa? [closed]

My partner is a retired British citizen (Scottish) He owns a home in Glasgow. He is presently living in Cape Town. I have a South African passport and am a SA resident. We are hoping to share our time ...
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Overstaying in South Africa [closed]

I am a US citizen, South African born. I went in July to spend time with my mom who was sickly. I came back to the States beginning of Aug only to turn back around 2 weeks later as my mom was ...
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What does admission applied stamp on a passport mean to south africa immigration [closed]

An immigration officer refused me entry into South Africa and stamped my passport and wrote with a pen (ADMISSION APPLIED). I did not commit any offense, my passport had a little cut on the biometric ...
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Do I need a visa to travel to South Africa with an Australian convention travel document? [duplicate]

When travelling on an Australian travel document for refugees, do I need a visa to enter South Africa?
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Can 'Undesirable' and 'Overstay' status by SA hamper my immigration and citizenship application of Aus? [closed]

I am in South Africa on a deputation for the last 5 months. I came on a 90 day visa and filed my extension well before the expiry. Unfortunately, I have not my (extended) visa granted yet. My mgmt. is ...
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Can I transit South Africa if I have a one-year entry ban? [duplicate]

I am a Botswana citizen. In October 2018, I was deemed undesirable by South Africa for overstaying two days and was given a one-year ban. I have to travel to Malaysia in January 2019. I am concerned ...
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How can we re-enter South Africa after an overstay and subsequent refused entry?

My children and I are Swiss expats living in Botswana. Easter holiday, April 2017, we went to Durban and, unfortunately, were only given 7 days but stayed for 10. The immigration officer stamped our ...
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Flying through a country of deportation [duplicate]

I was recently deported from South Africa and i was given a 12 months ban. I am flying elsewhere using SA airways can i pass through South Africa or i will be deported again on touch down again?
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Can overstay Stamp in one country will it affect for entering US country?

I have overstayed stamp in South Africa country... I have US visa so I have to enter US country ... So will it be a problem to enter US country having a overstayed stamp? Please do reply soon
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Do I require a South African transit visa when traveling to Botswana?

I'm Algerian citizen, traveling to Gaborone Botswana via Johannesburg (Algiers-Doha- Johannesburg-Gaborone). Do I need South African transit visa?
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Deported and banned for 10 years from South Africa. What are the chances if I apply for UK dependent visa? [closed]

I had been denied entry, deported and banned for 10 years from South Africa in 2016. The reason was that I hold a fraudulent work permit. Then in my home country I have applied for new passport. But ...
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Do you need a visa to work for countries remotely [closed]

I am a software developer and web designer. I would like to know if I need visas (like a working) to be allowed to work for companies remotely through the internet. I understand that if you want to ...
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Minor (16 years old) travelling by himself from Cape Town to Paris via Doha: any special formalities required? Thanks [closed]

Our 16 year old son is travelling from Cape Town via Doha. What documents/authorizations does he need? Thank you
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Unable to Enter a Country [duplicate]

If I have a connecting flight through a country I am unable to enter. Can I retrieve my bags to recheck for my connect?
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Unable to Enter a Country [duplicate]

If I have a connecting flight through a country I am unable to enter. Can I retrieve my bags to recheck for my connect?
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Valid US visa in expired South African passport [duplicate]

My South African passport expires next year, but my USA visa is still valid for 8 years. Will the USA visa be carried over to my new passport?
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Schengen visa issued to South African refugee travel document

I'm from the DR Congo and I have a refugee travel document issued by South Africa. Can I get a Schengen visa to travel to Germany with it? Does the German consulate issue visas to such a passport?
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Why is everything in South Africa in English, while that isn't the main language? [closed]

I have been travelling to South Africa for business, and what strikes me as odd, is that almost everything is done in English, even though English isn't the most widely spoken language in the country (...
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Using old 'full' passport for visa-free travel

I have an old South African passport which has no more space for visas, and a new South African passport which I got because the old one is full. The old passport hasn't expired yet (only expiring ...
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Deportee transiting through South Africa [closed]

I was deported last year in January from South Africa (I had illegally entered South Africa). I now intend to travel to Swaziland via South Africa. Will immigration allow me to pass through South ...
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Unused South African Visitor VISA

I am planning to apply for a 1 year multiple entry SA Visa. I have been to SA twice for a month each time, but this time it's a longer one with multiple entries. The purpose of my visit would be ...