Questions tagged [south-african-citizens]

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

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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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My passport is stuck at US embassy due to visa printing delay and I have travel plans

I am a South African citizen who is currently resident in Berlin, Germany. I have a valid work/residence permit. I am planning on traveling to US in September and I applied for a non-immigrant visa ...
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How am I able to smoke at Heathrow during a 13-hour layover as a South African citizen? Can I exit passport control?

I am flying Virgin Atlantic from the USA back home to South Africa. I have a 13-hour layover at Heathrow airport. Will I be able to pass through passport control to be able to go smoke in the ...
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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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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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As a dual Australia-South Africa citizen, can I return to South Africa on a passport that is about to expire?

I have to return to South Africa urgently for my father's memorial service. I hold dual nationality for South Africa and Australia. So I know that I need to exit Australia on my Australia passport and ...
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As a dual national, can my daughter travel to the UK on just her British passport?

I am traveling to England from South Africa with my 3 daughters. I am British; my daughters were born in South Africa, but all have British and South African passports. We have realized that my eldest ...
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Can I enter the UK on my expired British passport if I have a valid South African passport?

I have a valid South African passport and an expired British passport - it expired 18 October 2009. I need to travel to the UK in March 2015. Do I need a visa to get into the UK?
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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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18 hours layover as a South African traveling back from USA

I am a south African citizen traveling to USA on a business trip with Turkish airlines. On my way back I have 18 hours layover at Istanbul airport. I have already purchased my ticket therefore I need ...
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Dual citizen return to home country (South Africa) on expired passport

What will happen if I arrive at the border with my expired South African passport? I can leave Australia on my current Australian passport so boarding the plane is not an issue, and South Africa ...
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Travelling to Portugal from South Africa via Angola

My parents are traveling to Portugal via Angola in August. My dad has Portuguese passport and my mom has South African passport - is a visa needed for Angola?
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Can I travel to Poland to my husband without a Schengen visa or residence card?

I'm a South African living in Britain with my husband who is Polish. My visa has expired already, and I have not applied for my residence card yet. My husband has travelled to Poland to be with his ...
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Why did I receive a Schengen visa valid for only 15 days during a one month period instead of 30 days within a 3 month period?

I am traveling to France from England for a duration of 5 days, however, three weeks later I travel to Budapest and other countries as part of a tour and require a valid Schengen visa as I hold a ...
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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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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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Does my spouse (non-EEA) with UK Residence card need a visa to spain? [duplicate]

I have an Italian passport, currently residing in the UK with my wife, who only has a South African passport & UK Residence card. We are planning on going to Spain for a week, however I have been ...
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Dual citizenship. Am I eligible to travel to the US via the Visa Waiver Program

So I'm planning to go to the US in December. I have dual citizenship, South Africa and Portugal. I was looking to travel on my portuguese passport using the visa waiver program. My only issue is I ...
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Dutch Residency Visa and Schengen Area Travel (Czech Republic)

I have a valid residency permit (till March 2017) for the Netherlands. I was wondering, would I be able to travel to the Czech republic with it, without having to apply for a Schengen visa? I am ...
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Questions regarding luggage pick up in Delhi in transit

I am a South African citizen arriving in Delhi en route to Kathmandu and the problem is I am flying in on one airline and departing on another so I have to collect my luggage in Delhi. I am returning ...
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South African passport holder traveling from South Africa, via Luanda, Angola to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

I am in transit for 3 hours in the airport in Luanda, Angola, on my way from Cape Town, South Africa to Rio in Brazil. I am on a South African passport. Do I need an Angolan visa?
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Validity of “stati Schengen” visa for entering Vienna

I have a South African passport with a "stati Schengen" visa issued by Italy. The visa is type "C" and is valid for MULT entries. Can I visit Vienna, flying from Italy, with above visa? Will it be ...
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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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Can I travel by plane with my residence permit, ID card, Geprivelgeerde Dutch card from Holland to Budapest, with my expired passport?

I applied for my passport, but have not received it yet, I have to fly to Budapest next Thursday and are back on Sunday. I am flying from Schipol to Budapest. I have geprevligeerde Dutch ID card and ...
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Visa requirement? Germany visit: UK citizen & South African wife

I hope someone can help! We intend going to Germany over Christmas, but there is the big question of VISA?? My wife is South African, so is my 22 year old daughter, I am a UK citizen. Leaving from ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa from the UK if I am on a tier 5 temporary workers visa?

I am traveling to the UK on a tier 5 religious workers visa and wish to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Portugal, Germany and France. I am a permanent resident in New Zealand and will be traveling ...
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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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Expired British passport and travel

My British passport has been expired for more than 10 years. Can I enter the UK with my South African passport? Will I be able to get a visa? Approximately a year ago, my husband and I traveled to ...
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One day trip to London for a South-African citizen

I am travelling to Portugal and Paris in December. I am from South Africa and will be flying on a Schengen Visa. We want to do a day trip on the Eurostar from Paris to London. What are the visa ...
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SA nationals in transit from Canada to Jo'burg through LHR - landside visa required?

We have friends travelling from Canada to South Africa later this month - and routing through Heathrow, travelling on SA passports. We'd love to meet up with them for the ten hours or so they'll be ...
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Can I stay longer than my visa states? [closed]

I'm a South African citizen travelling to Poland. When I applied for my Schengen visa I stated that I would only be in the country for 21 days. According to Polish Embassy a 'C' type Schengen visa ...
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Visa for travelling to France, as UK residents on SA passports

Good afternoon, We are South Africans with SA Passports living in the UK on an ancestral visa - how do we go about visiting France / Spain? Do we need separate visa on entering either France / ...
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Schengen Visa for Gap Year

I am a South African hoping to obtain a Shengen Visa for 3 months. Seeing as I'm taking a gap year, I am currently not employed. Please indicate if any additional steps need to be taken. I have more ...
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South African passport but British citizen living in the US planning a trip back to the UK

I am currently on a South African passport, but I am a naturalized UK citizen. I have moved to the US but did not get a UK passport prior to leaving the UK. I am now planning a trip back to the UK ...
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Multiple Entry visa for parents visiting me in UK

I am a South African citizen currently living in the UK with a Tier 2 visa. My parents have recently moved to the Netherlands. If they want to visit us, they would need a visa. For this, I have a ...
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Travelling to the UK as a South African citizen - evidence for funds?

I'm a South African looking to go to the UK on a visitor visa for 6 months and will be staying with friends and family. On the visa page they say you need to prove you can support your self ...
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Is a transit visa required at Abu Dhabi airport for South African citizens?

We are SA citizens traveling with Etihad Airlines. We have a 10 hour layover on our way back to SA from Thailand and I would like to book into one of the express hotels situated opposite the terminal ...
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South African with Netherlands residence permit wanting to travel to UK

I am a South African wanting to travel to UK I have a residence permit valid till 2015 April for the Netherlands, this allows multiple access in Schengen countries, do I need a visa to visit the UK?
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South African and EU dual citizenship travelling to the UK [duplicate]

I am traveling to the UK using my dual citizenship. When leaving South Africa, I will be using my SA passport which will have an "exit" stamp on it. But once I arrive in England I will be using my EU ...
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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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Do I need Schengen travel insurance to visit Portugal if covered by the NHS?

I am a South African citizen living in the UK 22 years with indefinite leave to remain. Do I need Schengen travel insurance to go to Portugal if I'm covered by the NHS in the UK?
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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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How many months in advance can you apply for a UK Standard Visitor visa?

I am a South African citizen planning on travelling to mainland Europe for three months and then London after that. The Schengen requires me to show the UK visa as it is my final destination country. ...
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Schengen visa as a spouse of an Italian citizen

This is my second trip to Italy with my wife who is an Italian citizen. First trip was in 2011 for a duration of two weeks but at that time we were not married. I am currently unemployed and worried ...
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Maximum multiple-entry visa for Europe with a UK work permit

I have a South Africa passport. What is the maximum multiple-entry visa I can get for Europe with a UK work permit? Does the permit improve my chances of getting a longer travel visa for Europe?
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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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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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Entering South Africa on EXPIRED SA passport (as a dual passport holder(AUS/SA)) [duplicate]

My husband is travelling back to SA in 3 weeks. He is a dual citizen AUS/SA. His SA passport is expired. What should he do when crossing immigration controls in South Africa? Enter on AUS passport ...
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What are the best ways to travel indefinitely for a non-USA/EU citizen that has a guaranteed monthly income? [closed]

I'm a South African citizen with a job that allows me to work from any place that has a internet connection. I want to travel the world and I feel in my current situation that would be possible. I ...