SOUTH AFRICA VISA APPLICATION

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The visa will allow you to travel to a South African port of entry where an immigration official will then determine if you are allowed to enter South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA VISA REQUIREMENT FOR NIGERIANS

Visitors’ visas are for international travelers - citizens of other countries - who have permanent residence outside the South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis for tourism or business purposes for a period of 90 days or less.
A visa simply indicates that your application has been reviewed at a South African embassy, mission or consulate and that the consular officer has determined you are eligible to enter the country for a specific period of time.
The visa will allow you to travel to a South African port of entry where an immigration official will then determine if you are allowed to enter South Africa and for how long you can stay for that particular trip. Visitors are restricted to the activity or reason for which their visas were issued.
On entry to South Africa, a visa is considered to be a visitor's permit. The permit’s period of validity is calculated from the date of entry into the country and will be set out under the heading "conditions" on the visa label. You must ensure that you apply for the correct visa/permit.
Entry in the country may be refused if the purpose of visit was not correctly stated.

SOUTH AFRICA VISA REQUIREMENT FOR NIGERIANS

•International passport valid for not less than 30-days after expiration of your intended stay.
•Passport must have at least 2-3 empty pages for easy access for entry and departure into the visiting country.
•Download China visa application form, fill out manually preferably with black ink, sign and date.
•Visa fee Payment at an in plant bank at the service centre.
•A yellow-fever vaccination certificate.
•Letter of invitation from host country, either from individual (families/friends) or company who happens to be your point of contact in South Africa.
•Two color passport photographs
•Proof of financial status, 6-months bank statement or letter from designated bank, stamp and sign
•Visa fee Payment at an in plant bank at the service centre.
•Appointment Letter from employer, if own a business please provide proof of business registration documents
•Introduction letter
•Flight booking reservation
•Accommodation/Hotel reservation
•If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents Proof of guardianship or custody or Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor
•If there are other document please you are advise to provide them

SOUTH AFRICA VISA TYPES

Tourist Visa: For travel to South Africa for holidays, sightseeing, and visiting family and friends or business.
Visitor’s Visa: The visitors’ visa is normally for holiday or visiting families for a short period of time. It is valid for a short period of time. It is valid for temporary of up to 90 days.
Long Stay Visitor Visa: Best suited for foreign nationals to stay in South Africa for a period between 3 months and 3 years.
Business Visa: The applicant’s motivation when applying for a business visa determines the duration for which the visa is valid. A business visa’s validity can range from 3 to 5 years.
Duration of Entry
Single-Entry: You will be granted entry once into South Africa and which will be valid for 3-months.
The actual duration of stay for this type of visa is normally 2-weeks depending on the South Africa consular and the Immigration officers at the port of entry into South Africa.
Multiple-Entry: This type of Chinese visa grants you access to enter in South Africa multiple times with validity of 3-months, 6months validity and the duration of stay in South Africa is 2-weeks for each entry.

VISA FEE COST

Visa Fee Category

Visa Fee in Naira-

Service charge

Inclusive of VAT

Short Stay: Visitor’s/Holiday Visa

N8,600

N25,470

Long Term: Business Visa/Study Visa   

N30,600

N25,470

VISA APPLICATION CENTRE

South African visa applications can be submitted in three centers in the country at VFS Global in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt respectively. Applicants are advice to submit in person visa application centers.

Lagos Application Centre: VFS

Address: Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, Opposite Treasure Garden Estate

Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I, Lagos

Hours of operations: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 15:00

Abuja Application Centre: VFS

Address: 38, Lobito Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja

Days of operations: Monday to Friday

Hours of operation 08:00 – 15:00

Port Harcourt Application Centre: VFS

Address: 88 Woji Road, Vineyard Shopping Centre, GRA, Port Harcourt

Days of operation: Monday to Friday

Hours of operation: 08:00 – 15:00

Visa Processing Time

Processing time for South Africa visa application may take up 6-10 working days. It might take longer time.
South Africa accept 230 visa applications per day. You are advised to be early to the submission centre for prompt attention to your documents.
As at the time of collecting this information all detailed information is correct according to information from the embassy.
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For a detailed information to travel to South Africa please kindly visit the embassy website for more on http://www.vfsglobal.com/southafrica/nigeria/how-to-apply.html

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