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Questions tagged [south-africa]

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

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What is meant by the stamp admission applied for South Africa? [on hold]

I was traveling to South Africa where I married. The officer first cleared me to go, but after that he called me back and asked questions about my marriage. Then he put a stamp on my passport and sent ...
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Need an expedited study visa for South Africa

I am Canadian working in the Cayman Islands. I need a study visa for South Africa but the closest embassy is in Cuba. If I travel to Cuba to apply in person and relinquish my passport, I won’t be able ...
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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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Overstayed in South Africa [duplicate]

My best friend with kids overstayed for almost 3 years in South Africa, and want to go back home now. What she must to do to pass a SA border in airport? Must she pay fine in advance or they all ...
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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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How long does a person need to be out of South Africa before they can return [duplicate]

My girlfriend is from the UK and has been in SA for 3 months, she went to a neighbouring country and when she returned to SA they gave her another 90 days. How long does she have to be out of the ...
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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

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

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?

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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What is the time gap allowed between South African visitors visas?

I have a relative who has currently a South Africa 90-day visitor visa which will expire shortly. What is the time period would she have to wait before applying for another tourist visa from her home ...
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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 ...
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Transit via South Africa for an undesirable person [duplicate]

I have a scheduled flight from Zimbabwe to the USA, but my flight will connect in South Africa. I am not sure whether I will be allowed to transit or whether I'm also banned from transiting. I ...
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Left-luggage facility in George Airport, South Africa

Is there left-luggage storage available in George Airport, South Africa?
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Moving to Republic of Ireland with a UK re-entry ban [closed]

The background is: I am a UK citizen and my wife is a South African citizen My wife has a ban from the UK for 12 months (due to an overstayed visa, mistakes were made on our end with the dates) I ...
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What are some easy / moderate day hikes in the Maloti-Drakensberg Park?

Looking for some information regarding suggested half day to day hikes in the Maloti-Drakensberg region, as most of the information I could find online regards longer multi day hikes or hikes with ...
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Visting the Cape Town area under the current water crisis

We were thinking of landing in and spending 4-5 days in the Cape Town area mid-April 2018. However, due to the water shortage and possible escalation during the next weeks / months, I'm thinking we ...
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Do I need a South African transit visa to go to Swaziland?

I am Rwandan and I want to go to Swaziland. Do I need a transit visa? I will only spend one hour in South Africa.
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What countries may be entered without visa by the holder of a South Africa refugee travel document? [closed]

What countries in the world may be entered without visa by a refugee carrying a South Africa travel document such as the one illustrated ?
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Tipping in South Africa

In what situations and how much do you tip in South Africa? I have heard in restaurants between 10 to 20 percent if no service charge, and around five for service station and car parking attendants. ...
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What kind of food can I bring into South Africa on a flight from Europe?

I have done some research online but I found very little information and the official SARS website didn't help much. It seems like meat, fruit, animals, seeds and derivates are restricted. I plan on ...
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Do children stay free in hotels/accommodation in South Africa?

In general, in South Africa, do children under a certain age limit stay for free in accommodation? Specifically, would I have to pay for accommodation for a three year old if I bring a portable cot ...
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SANParks conservation fees - per calendar day, or 24-hour period?

This questions is specifically about Kruger, but I assume it applies to any other parks managed by SANParks. You have to pay a daily fee to enter Kruger (and other parks), as described here. My ...
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Will gate agents in London know if I'm “undesirable” before my stop-over in Johannesburg? [duplicate]

I was recently deemed "undesirable" in South Africa for overstaying my visa. I want to visit my South African fiance in Botswana but all of the affordable flights stop at OR Tambo. Will the gate ...
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How soon after leaving SA can I obtain a new tourist visa?

I was in South Africa for nearly 3 months on a 90 day tourist visa. I departed on November 1st. How long must I be abroad now before I can re-enter and obtain a new 90 day tourist visa?
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Crossing the border 3 times in 24 or 48 hours

I am planning on driving up Sani Pass (South Africa - Lesotho) in December 2017. Ideally, I would like to do two trips on two consecutive days. The concern is, that this would raise red flags and I ...
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South Africa - border hopping or overstay in order to extend 30 days entry permit [closed]

I’m facing the situation which forces me to extend my 30days entry permit either by going to Swaziland and returning to RSA or overstaying in RSA. I’m writing to enquire about your very recent ...
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How safe it is for a dog to go through Johannesburg Airport customs?

Need to ship pure breed dog from US to Johannesburg, SA. I've heard a lot about high level of luggage theft at Johannesburg airport. Does this also apply to animals being transported? If so, is there ...