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Jurisdiction (New Delhi)

The area of jurisdiction of the embassy comprises the states of States of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, as well as the Union-territories of Chandigarh & Delhi.



Address

South African High Commission, New Delhi

B-18, Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar

New Delhi - 110057, (India)

Phone: 91-11-2614 9411

Fax: 91-11-2614 8605

Embassy :- dtidelhi@thedti.gov.za



Visa Fees

Visa Category Visa Fee Embassy`s Outsourced Service Provider Fee Service Charge Total
Tourist / Business / Transit
Gratis
2040
2000
NOTE: Visa fees and other charges are based on current charges. Will vary based on revisions by embassy/other service provider/providers. All the fees and service charges are non refundable. Total charges are excluding 18% GST on service charge.


Processing Time

Once your visa application is submitted in the embassy, the time required to process Visa Application under normal circumstances time 5 to 7 working days (approx) Important Note:

1In exceptional cases the visa application may be kept on hold by the embassy for further verification /personal interview/ clarification which would be at the sole discretion of the embassy / consulate. This can take some more time.

2During peaks season, exhibitions/Vacation period visa processing time can take more time than normal processing time, due to the heavy rush of visa applications in the Embassy.




Tourist Visa

1 Passport Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 06 months validity after the scheduled return passports with observations regarding the front data page cannot be accepted) with at least three unused/blank visa pages. Please attach all old passport/s (If available).
2 Visa Form Application
Download Visa form
You are requested to print the visa application form and sign on the form where applicable. We shall fill the visa application form for you on your behalf.
Pls. Note: Visa application form must be completed in black ink and block letters.
3 Photographs Three recent (not older than one month) white background photographs in the size of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm are required. The face should cover about 70-80% of the photo area (no copy or scanned photograph). Stapled or pinned photographs would not be accepted.
4 Air Tickets Confirmed return / onward air ticket. A day-to-day itinerary/travel plan covering your entire stay in South Africa.
5 Cover Letter
Original covering letter signed by the applicant stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (should clearly mention who will bear the expenses of the trip).
6 Personal Financial Documents Bank statement of last three (3) months with sufficient funds (stamped and signed by bank on every page) with balance above of Rs 60,000/-(advisable Rs 80,000), income tax return (ITR) papers of last two (2) years.
7 Proof of employment
(if salaried)
Form no. 16 of last 02 years, pay slips of last 3 months and NOC or leave letter sanctioned from employer clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name, designation and signature.
8 Company financial documents
(if self-employed)
Bank statement of last three (3) months with sufficient funds (stamped and signed by bank on every page) with balance above of Rs 60,000/-(advisable Rs 80,000), income tax return (ITR) papers of last two (2) years, Certificate of Proprietorship/company registration, MOU/ Incorporation certificate or other proof of ownership (proof of land title, proof of income from agriculture (sales form) etc.)
9 Proof of Accommodation Proof of hotel booking, (verifiable) stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit, physical address, as well as contact details of the hotel as well as authorized signature’s name, designation and signature.
10 Any Mandatory Vaccination Vaccination certificate, (yellow fever) If applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
11 Overseas medical insurance Not Required.
12 Authorization Letter For Minors (under 18 years of age) when traveling alone (without parents),a notarised authorization letter and child`s birth certificate signed by both parents along with their self attested passports copies is required.

If traveling with one of the parents a NO Objection Affidavit from other parent must be provided. Copy of the death certificate or custody proof should be provided, where applicable.
13 ID Card / Bonafide certificate NOC for leave from school/ university clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name, designation and signature.
14 Residence Proof (Only if Passport issued from other state than the Jurisdiction) Employer’s appointment letter, registered rent agreement, Telephone or Electricity bills, letter from the Resident welfare association of your area and personal bank statements for last six months.
15 Previous Refusal Letter If your visa has been refused in the past by any country, written explanation must be enclosed with your visa application request with mentioning about the reason for trip and refusal.
16 Foreign Exchange or Recent Credit Card Statement N/A
17 Misc. Information
  • No visa will be issued on additional/separately attached pages of passport.
  • In case applicant applying for multiple entry visa for holiday purpose needs to submit the motivation letter along with the other supporting documents, without motivation letter application will not be accepted.
  • Please note that the South Africa High Commission reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.
Business Visa

1 Passport Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 06 months validity after the scheduled return passports with observations regarding the front data page cannot be accepted) with at least three unused/blank visa pages. Please attach all old passport/s (If available).
2 Visa Form Application
Download Visa form
You are requested to print the visa application form and sign on the form where applicable. We shall fill the visa application form for you on your behalf.
Pls. Note: Visa application form must be completed in black ink and block letters.
3 Photographs Three recent (not older than one month) white background photographs in the size of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm are required. The face should cover about 70-80% of the photo area (no copy or scanned photograph). Stapled or pinned photographs would not be accepted.
4 Air Tickets Confirmed return / onward air ticket. A day-to-day itinerary/travel plan covering your entire stay in South Africa.
5 Cover Letter
Official covering letter on company letterhead from the company (where you are currently employed) addressed to The Visa Officer, South Africa High Commission stating the following:
  • Company profile in brief
  • Applicants name, passport details, designation, working since etc.
  • Invitee person’s names, company name, address and contact numbers.
  • Purpose of visit/meeting in detail.
  • Mentioning about the proposed travel dates, accommodation arrangements and who will bear the expenses of the visit.
  • Letter should be signed by authorized signatory with company seal, mentioning the name and designation of the signing authority.
6 Personal Financial Documents Bank statement of last three (3) months with sufficient funds (stamped and signed by bank on every page) with balance above of Rs 60,000/-(advisable Rs 80,000), income tax return (ITR) papers of last two (2) years.
7 Proof of employment
(if salaried)
Form no. 16 of last 2 years, pay slips of last 3 months and NOC or leave letter sanctioned from employer clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name, designation and signature.
8 Company financial documents
(if self-employed)
Bank statement of last three (3) months with sufficient funds (stamped and signed by bank on every page) with balance above of Rs 60,000/-(advisable Rs 80,000), income tax return (ITR) papers of last two (2) years, Certificate of Proprietorship/company registration, MOU/ Incorporation certificate or other proof of ownership (proof of land title, proof of income from agriculture (sales form) etc.)
9 Proof of Accommodation Proof of hotel booking, (verifiable) stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit, physical address, as well as contact details of the hotel as well as authorized signature’s name, designation and signature.
10 Any Mandatory Vaccination Vaccination certificate, (yellow fever) If applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
11 Overseas medical insurance Not Required.
12 Authorization Letter N/A
13 Invitation Letter
Letter of invitation from the South African organizers/hosts stating the name, passport number of applicant as well as purpose and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of the host and host’s/authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (Host ID copy attested by commissioner of OATHS needs to be submitted if required by  South African High Commission).

The person who signs the invitation letter i.e. HR or Company Executive needs to provide a Valid attested Photo ID (latest 3months) copy by Commissioner of oaths.
14 Registration with Chamber of Commerce Optional
15 ID Card / Bonafide certificate N/A
16 Residence Proof (Only if Passport issued from other state than the Jurisdiction) Employer’s appointment letter, registered rent agreement, Telephone or Electricity bills, letter from the Resident welfare association of your area and personal bank statements for last six months.
17 Previous Refusal Letter If your visa has been refused in the past by any country, written explanation must be enclosed with your visa application request with mentioning about the reason for trip and refusal.
18 Foreign Exchange or Recent Credit Card Statement N/A
19 Misc. Information
  • No visa will be issued on additional/separately attached pages of passport.
  • Please note that the South Africa High Commission reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.
Transit Visa

1 Passport Valid passport (issued within the last 10 years and with at least 06 months validity after the scheduled return passports with observations regarding the front data page cannot be accepted) with at least three unused/blank visa pages. Please attach all old passport/s (If available).
2 Visa Form Application
Download Visa form
You are requested to print the visa application form and sign on the form where applicable. We shall fill the visa application form for you on your behalf.
Pls. Note: Visa application form must be completed in black ink and block letters.
3 Photographs Three recent (not older than one month) white background photographs in the size of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm are required. The face should cover about 70-80% of the photo area (no copy or scanned photograph). Stapled or pinned photographs would not be accepted.
4 Air Tickets Confirmed return / onward air ticket.
5 Cover Letter
Original covering letter signed by the applicant stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (should clearly mention who will bear the expenses of the trip).
6 Personal Financial Documents Bank statement of last three (3) months with sufficient funds (stamped and signed by bank on every page) with balance above of Rs 60,000/-(advisable Rs 80,000), income tax return (ITR) papers of last two (2) years.
7 Proof of employment
(if salaried)
Form no. 16 of last 2 years, pay slips of last 3 months and NOC or leave letter sanctioned from employer clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name, designation and signature.
8 Company financial documents
(if self-employed)
Bank statement of last three (3) months with sufficient funds (stamped and signed by bank on every page) with balance above of Rs 60,000/-(advisable Rs 80,000), income tax return (ITR) papers of last two (2) years, Certificate of Proprietorship/company registration, MOU/ Incorporation certificate or other proof of ownership (proof of land title, proof of income from agriculture (sales form) etc.)
9 Proof of Accommodation If you are going out of Airport then you required pre-paid and Confirmed hotel reservation from the hotel with exact city name, check-in and check-out dates.
10 Any Mandatory Vaccination Vaccination certificate, (yellow fever) If applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
11 Overseas medical insurance Not Required.
12 Authorization Letter For Minors (under 18 years of age) when traveling alone (without parents),a notarised authorization letter and child`s birth certificate signed by both parents along with their self attested passports copies is required.

If traveling with one of the parents a NO Objection Affidavit from other parent must be provided. Copy of the death certificate or custody proof should be provided, where applicable.
13 ID Card / Bonafide certificate NOC for leave from school/ university clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name, designation and signature.
14 Residence Proof (Only if Passport issued from other state than the Jurisdiction) Employer’s appointment letter, registered rent agreement, Telephone or Electricity bills, letter from the Resident welfare association of your area and personal bank statements for last six months.
15 Valid Visa Applicant shall have the valid visa for onward/next destination.
16 Previous Refusal Letter If your visa has been refused in the past by any country, written explanation must be enclosed with your visa application request with mentioning about the reason for trip and refusal.
17 Foreign Exchange or Recent Credit Card Statement N/A
18 Misc. Information
  • No visa will be issued on additional/separately attached pages of passport..
  • The transit visa is applicable for those traveling to neighboring countries i.e. the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Kingdom of Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique. Travelers transiting in South Africa en route to any other country do not require transit visas.
  • Please note that the South Africa High Commission reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.

Important Notice

  • Your personal presence is not mandatory for visa submission. Your application will be submitted on your behalf by us.
  • Yellow fever vaccination certificate issued at least 10 days before departure to South Africa is required , If applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
  • The High Commission may ask for a refundable Draft of INR 40,000/- (as security money. This money can be collected back by the traveler on his return within two months by showing his passport and the deposit slip of the security money.

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