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Questions tagged [south-african-citizens]

Questions about travelling using a passport issued by Republic of South Africa.

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Living in the Republic of Ireland on British Passport, want to travel to England for weekend with South African passport holding family

I have a British passport and my husband and son have South African passports, we currently live in the Republic of Ireland (ROI), and want to travel to England for the weekend to visit my sister. ...
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South Africa passport traveling from France to New Zealand [duplicate]

Living in France. Traveling to New Zealand via UK. I have valid Schengen Visa and New Zealand Visa do i need a Visa to transit through the airport in Heathrow?
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dubai at night with layover [closed]

Good Day We are South Africans and will be travelling to Phuket on Emirates airlines with a 9 hour layover. Arriving in Dubai at 00:35. We want to explore Dubai at night for a few hours before our ...
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Can a South African apply for a work Z visa in Hong Kong? [closed]

I am a South African going to work in Malaysia for a month. Afterwards I am going to work in Forsan, China. I could not complete the Visa process in South Africa, due to slow service. I would like to ...
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Do South African passport holders require a visa for a 10-hour layover in Dubai? [duplicate]

We are South African passport holders travelling to Phuket with Emirates airlines with a 9 hours and 55 minutes layover in Dubai. We won't be leaving the airport. Do we require visas?
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Schengen visa explained [duplicate]

I have a South African passport and a Schengen visa issued by the Greek embassy. I am no longer going to Greece but would like to use my Schengen visa to visit a different country. is this possible?
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First time traveller from South Africa to USA

I'm traveling to the USA in December. I'm a student visiting her female friend of 6 years now. The problem is it's the friend paying for the plane ticket and all expenses of the trip. My problem is ...
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J-1 Visa Interview - Intent to return to home country [closed]

I am worried about my son not having sufficient ties to supply for his interview next week to get a U.S. visa to work as a counselor at a summer camp for 3 months through a reputable company (Camp ...
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Do I need a transit visa for an 8 and a half hour layover in Australia?

Do I need a transit visa for an 8 and a half hour layover in Sydney, Australia? I have no intention of leaving the airport. Also, would I need to pass through customs and immigration? I'm travelling ...
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Transit through London Heathrow Airport [duplicate]

Enquiring about transit through London Heathrow Airport from Dublin, Ireland to Johannesburg, South Africa - we are South African passport holders with Irish Residency (valid GNIB cards) and will not ...
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Beijing to Cape Town via Istanbul - is a transit visa required? [duplicate]

Good day My son has a South African passport with valid US tourist visa. Flying from Beijing on 27th March and landing in Istanbul on 28th March with 20 hour layover before catching his flight to Cape ...
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Do I need a visa for the United Kingdom if I fly to Heathrow via BA and from Heathrow to South Africa via virgin [duplicate]

Do I need a visa for the United Kingdom if I fly from Hamburg, Germany to Heathrow via BA and from Heathrow to South Africa via Virgin. I will not leave the airport, I'm a South African citizen which ...
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Passport for layover in Paris waiting for connection flight to The Netherlands

We are flying back to The Netherlands, where I work, and have to transfer via Paris. However, we came to South Africa to renew the kids passports which expire 25 March 2019. Their passports are not ...
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Do South African Passport holders need visa to enter Abu Dhabi

We are travelling to South Africa from Colombo, Sri Lanka and the layover is 12 hrs. Does the airline provide hotel accommodation for this period.
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Sending UK visa application to New York

I filled in the online application for UK (Gibraltar, Overseas teritory) visa. I am a South African living in Falkland Islands. I did the biometrics locally in Falkland Islands and now have all ...
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5-Year Multi Entry UK Visa [duplicate]

We are a South African couple with 5-year multi entry visas expiring in February 2024. For how long do we need to be out of the UK before we can return again? We intend spending the maximum of 6 ...
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I was refused landing in Ireland and banned for 5 years

I was refused landing in Ireland from South Africa and banned for 5 years. I was about to be deported, but I contacted the agent who brought me to Ireland and informed him that I was to be deported ...
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Visiting USA with a transit visa

I am a South African currently holding a US transit visa, which expires in 2023. If I want to visit the USA for 12 days do I need to apply for another type of visa?
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Do I need an airside visa (or anything else) for transit via Heathrow from South Africa to Ireland? [duplicate]

I am traveling from South Africa on Virgin Atlantic to Heathrow airport where I change plane to Aer Lingus for the final leg if my journey to Dublin, Ireland. My bags are being checked through to the ...
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How to re apply for a UK vistors visa [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone can assist me if it is worth re applying and if I can do it on my own or if I need an advisor? was anyone successful when re applying? reasons for refusal you have ...
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What happens if my Namibia visa expires and I'm still in the country?

I am from South Africa and would like to know what happens in the case of my visa expiring tomorrow. I am currently in Namibia and am on a visitors visa. As I understand that, if you're from one of ...
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Non EU travelling with minor EU children to UK

I'm a non EU citizen (South African) married to a EU citizen (Portuguese). We have a 5 year old and a 1 year old that both have EU passports. I would like to visit family in the UK, but will be ...
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Where can I go using a Portuguese temporary residence card?

Can I travel anywhere in the EU with a Portuguese Golden Visa temporary residence permit and my South African passport, i.e, without any Schengen visa?
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Non-EEA spouse wanting to travel to UK with EEA citizen

I'm a South African married to a Portuguese for 13 years. We live in Zimbabwe permanently, and we want to travel together as a family with my EEA kids to visit family. Please could you advise me on ...
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Can a dual national child enter the UK without a British passport?

My daughter was born this year in South Africa. I'm a British citizen with British passport and permanent residency in the UK. My partner is South African and we are in the process of getting her a ...
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I have British and South african passports would I qualify for a VWP

I am going on holiday to USA and intend using my British passport. I also have a South African passport and have dual citizenship. Would I be able to get a visa waiver or would I have to get a ...
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Visa query for flight changes in CDG airport [duplicate]

I hope someone can help me out with some info as I'm getting a lot of conflicting info. I am landing in Terminal 1 on 3 January with United Airlines from New York and need to take a flight on Air ...
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How long does Immigration and customs clearance take at Boston? [closed]

I am immigrating to the US from South Africa and would like to know how long it takes to go thru customs and border patrol. My port of entry is Boston, with a connecting flight to Minnesota. My ...
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For a 90 day Egypt tourist visa how do I prove the duration of my stay?

I would like to apply for a 90 day tourist visa for Egypt. I intend to apply at the consulate in Berlin via post not in person. This is for a South African passport. The website (http://www.egyptian-...
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Will the Egyptian consulate in Germany issue a visa to a South African with dual German citizenship using their South African passport?

I have dual German and South African citizenship. Presently I am in Germany. I want to enter Egypt using my South African passport. However South Africans need to apply for a visa before flying to ...
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Travelling with an emergency passport

Can I transit in Zurich, Switzerland, on my way back to South Africa with an emergency passport issued by the South African consulate in Paris? Do I need a transit visa for this flight with the ...
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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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Do I need a visa for a short layover in Paris? [duplicate]

I am traveling from the USA. I have a valid L1 USA visa and I'm going back to South Africa with a 12-hour stop in Paris. I have a South African passport. Can I go and see the Eiffel Tower or do I ...
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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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Two passports, questioned by immigration? [duplicate]

I was born in South Africa, and have been living since. My dad is British, hence I am able to apply for a British passport because I am also a British citizen (dual citizen). My first British passport ...
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Visa requirements for spouse of UK citizen

I am a UK citizen, living in South Africa with my South African husband. I can travel to the UK with my UK passport, but my husband always has to apply for a visitor's visa, and pay for it. Is there ...
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Do South African citizens require a visa for a 15-hour layover in Abu Dhabi?

I am a South African citizen, currently living and working in China. I booked a ticket today for a short visit to South Africa. Both my layovers for the round trip are in Abu Dhabi. Departure from ...
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I am a citizen of three countries. I am going to travel to not two but all three countries. How do I book the tickets, on which passports? [duplicate]

Australia to South Africa to Morocco. All travels are 4-5 days apart. So which ticket do I book with which passport? Which passport do I use to enter and exit to the next country?
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Georgia visa application in the UK on South African passport

Can I apply for a visa for Georgia while in the UK on a visitor visa for 5 months on a South African passport?
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Applying for Schengen visa while visiting UK

Is it possible to apply for a Schengen visitor visa with my South African passport whilst in the UK? I am the partner/married to a UK passport holder & citizen.
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Visa for Amsterdam

Please can someone assist me? My daughter has a South African passport and is living and working in London on a British ancestral visa. She wants to travel to Amsterdam and also to Paris for a weekend....
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SA national with CoPR travelling from Canada to SA via UK [duplicate]

My wife and I are entering Canada via UK in March. We have a valid Canadian immigration visa issued in our SA passports. We know we're exempt from a DATv as we're just in transit in London Heathrow ...
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When applying for a tourist visa for Australia as a South African, do I need to supply bank statements?

How many bank statements are required when applying for a travel visa to Australia? I'm a South African citizen.
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I was denied entry to the UK 22 years ago. What's the best strategy for applying for a new visa?

I travelled to the UK in 1995 with two friends; one friend had her CV with her, and we never knew, so they gave us 4 days to stay in the UK then had to leave. We then went back to Switzerland, and ...
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Renew/Extend Seaman's Schengen visa [duplicate]

I need some advice/help with my Schengen visa renewal. I am currently in France and will end my season on 31 October on my current boat. Afterwards I will be joining another boat in France on a new ...
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Do South African citizens need a visa to enter Dubai?

Good day we have stopover for 12 hours @ Dubai Airport from Bali to South-Africa. Do we need a visa to enter Dubai and if so where can it be obtained.
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Can I enter Italy after a refusal?

I have multiple entry Schengen visa from Italy and I flew to Italy but, at border control, I was refused entry because there was a mistake with my hotel reservation. I was repatriated back to South ...
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Do South Africans need either a UK or Irish visa to travel to Ireland via the UK [duplicate]

South Africans are visa exempt for Ireland for 3 months. However, if connecting in the UK on the way there, they have to clear UK immigration as Ireland is in the CTA. The GOV.UK website states the ...
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How unusual is the granting of a ten year US visa?

My sister was granted a 10-year long visa in 2007 when she was trying to go visit our uncle who lives in the US, we were told at the time that this is almost unheard of especially for children. How ...
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Does a South African citizen with a UK visa need a transit visa for Amsterdam? [duplicate]

I am taking my son to the U.K he has a South African passport so therefore has a visa for the UK. We are flying via Amsterdam, does he need a separate visa for Amsterdam ?