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South African visa information

Heading to the wilds of South Africa?  If you're staying for less than 90 days, you won't need a visa, however there are a few points you may want to consider.

  • Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa.
  • Some officials insist on two blank pages in your passport.

If you are in any doubt about the entry requirements into South Africa, please contact the South African High Commision.

Passport validity

  • Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 30 days from the date of exit from South Africa.
  • Although South African authorities state officially that only one blank passport page is required, some officials insist on two blank pages. You should therefore make sure you have at least two blank pages in your passport on arrival.
  • Please note - This guidance is for UK passport holders only. Passengers from other countries should check with the necessary Government department for travel information.

South African High Commission

  • Tel 0207 925 8900

Opening hours

Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 12:00

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