Questions tagged [south-african-citizens]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ?
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Does a 13-month-old baby with a South African passport require a UK visitor's visa?

I want to take my 13 month old son to the UK for a week to visit my Grandfather. My son has a South African passport as his Father (my husband) is South African. I hold a British passport as my ...
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What are the requirements needed to visit the UK for 2 weeks?

I'm in a long distance relationship and I want to visit him next year in England. I am new to all this so I need to know what requirements are needed as I'm from South Africa. I will be staying at a ...
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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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Do South Africans require any sort of visa for a 5 hour stop over in Abu Dhabi?

I have a 5 hour wait for my connecting flight in Abu Dhabi and was wondering whether I require any sort of visa. I have no intention of leaving the airport and I am a South African citizen. I am ...
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Do Russian citizens need a visa to leave the airport during a long layover in France?

I have a long layover in France. Do Russian citizens need a visa to leave the airport for about 6 hours? I also have South African passport.
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Transit Visa at Dubai Airport travelling to Kuala Lumpur [duplicate]

Do i need a visa if I arrive on Emirates flight and depart to Kuala Lumpur on KLIA? I am South African.
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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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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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Can I travel to Romania on a Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I am a South African with a Schengen Visa and visiting Poland as my country of entry. Can I then travel on to Romania. I can't clearly find out if Romania is Schengen or not.
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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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Schengen visa to vist Italy with my husband who is from South Africa [duplicate]

I have dual citizenship South African and Italian. My South African husband and I are planning to go to Italy in May 2017 for a visit. We have already been on a two-week visit in October 2010 but ...
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May a South African access the Zurich Airport Transit Hotel without a Swiss visa?

I am a South African citizen with an eight hour layover in Zurich on my way home from Ireland/UK. Is it possible to make use of the Transit Hotel without a Swiss visa? I did try to access the ...
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I have two passports with different names in each. Which name should I use for booking my ticket? [duplicate]

I will be travelling with my minor son (17 yrs) from South Africa to Germany later this year. He is South African and German citizen. The passports have different surnames. Firstly, on which name must ...
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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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Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) for South African [duplicate]

I will be travelling from Switzerland (Geneva) via the UK (Heathrow) to South Africa with British Airways on January 7 2017. I will be landing and departing from Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport. I ...
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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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Namibia visa extension to full 90 day stay [closed]

We have a South African passport. We got 50 days but we want to extend it to 90 days. We are currently in Walvisbaai visiting my brother's son. Do you pay for extension? Yesterday my husband went to ...
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South African Citizen, Applying for a Schengen visa while in London

I am a South African Citizen in the theatre industry. I am travelling to London next week for work (all visas for that are sorted). I need to apply for a Schengen visa to perform in Italy in three ...
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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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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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South African traveling form USA to the U.K [duplicate]

I'm currently an South African au pair in the USA and want to travel to the U.K. for a long weekend. Can I apply for a visa here in the USA or do I need to do it in South Africa ?
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Visa to U.K., Italy and France [closed]

Myself, husband and two kids want travel to the Uk in June 2017 and are also planning a couple of days in Italy and France what visas do we need? We are South Africans.
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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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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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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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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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Traveling from Ireland to UK on a South African passport [duplicate]

I have dual nationality ie a British and a South African passport. My British passport has expired I will be renew once in the UK. I will be travelling from South Africa, into Dublin and on to ...
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South African citizen in UK on a student visa (less than 90 days left) travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I am a South African citizen on a Tier 4 UK student visa which expires at the end of August. I am hoping to go to the Schengen area (Italy and then France) from 28 June to 4 July, but I noticed that ...
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Transit visa for UK if on Dutch residency permit [duplicate]

I am a South African living in the Netherlands on a residence permit. My husband is Dutch, and we are going on holiday to South Africa. I have a flight booked back from South Africa to Amsterdam, via ...
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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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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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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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Grace Period after visa expired

Im a South African and my visa will expire 2 days after my arrival in the UK. Is there a grace period or do I need permission before I can even travel? What's the process I have an emergency ?
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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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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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Cost of UK visa in Netherlands for a South African citizen?

I am an Au Pair in the Netherlands and want to go visit family in the UK. How much would a visa cost me? And will I be able to apply from Netherlands as I can't apply from home country (South Africa)
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Can I get a transit visa for Tokyo travelling from Shanghai?

South African travelling to Shanghai for holiday, I'd like to go to a show in Tokyo only for the day ...then fly back to Shanghai... will that be allowed at all ?