iVisa | Updated on Oct 04, 2022

Important note: iVisa cannot offer you the South African eVisa yet, but we recommend you to stay alert because this product will be launched very soon

In November 2019, The South African government mentioned that they would probably launch the eVisa system for some nationalities. Unfortunately, we still don't have much information at this point because the official guidelines have not been released to the public yet. All we can do is wait for the South African government to release further information. As a result, we do not know if Chinese citizens will be eligible for a South Africa eVisa, as the list of eligible nationalities is not available yet.

In the meantime, we can offer a few details about the South Africa eVisa, but remember that as new information emerges, the information given in this article may change.

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Frequently Asked Questions / FAQs

Do I need a visa to enter South Africa if I'm Chinese?

Yes, you need a visa to enter South Africa if you're a Chinese Citizen. Remember that you could be eligible for a South African eVisa in the future.

What is a South African eVisa?

The South Africa eVisa is an official document that permits you to enter this country with an electronic link in your passport.

What requirements do I need to apply?

From the information we have at the moment, we cannot tell you precisely what the requirements for a South Africa eVisa will be. We do know that all applicants who want to obtain a visa online must have a valid passport, and this passport must maintain its validity for at least 30 days after the intended departure date from South Africa. This document should also have a minimum of 2 blank pages for stamping.

These are the basic requirements that we encourage you to have once this eVisa is available:

  • Valid Passport.
  • Digital photo of yourself (it must follow the proper passport guidelines).
  • Valid e-mail address to receive the eVisa.
  • Valid payment method to pay the fees.

Please remember that as soon as the South African government releases the official guidelines, more requirements may come to light.

How long can I stay in South Africa?

This information will be available once the eVisa is launched. What we can tell you is that you'll probably be able to stay 30 days per entry

What are the processing times and fees?

We still don't have information about the processing times and fees, but we can give you an idea of it with the following options that iVisa offers:

  • Standard Processing: You'll probably wait 19 business days for your document and you'll pay USD 25.00

  • Rush Processing: You'll only have to wait 17 business days and pay USD 40.00

  • Super Rush Processing: With this option, you'll have to wait 15 business days and pay USD 50.00

Will the online application process be complicated?

As for the application process, iVisa is working to make your job as effortless as possible. To that effect, we are preparing a 2-step online application form that will only take a few minutes to complete. Plus, you will have access to our 24/7 customer support service if you need any help.

As mentioned before, the online application form will consist of two steps:

  1. The first one will require you to provide some general information about yourself including name, nationality, address, phone number, etc. Passport information and travel details will be necessary as well. This step of the application form will also ask you to choose a processing speed for your application. Your choice will determine the cost of your South Africa eVisa; the faster the processing time, the more you will be charged.

  2. In the second step, all you have to do is to make the payment and review your form. iVisa accepts multiple payment methods such as credit/debit cards, PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat. Remember that you will have to be very careful when you provide us with your information because it must be 100% accurate, or your South Africa eVisa may be invalid.

When you are done with both steps of the application form, you can hit the submit button. iVisa will send you the South Africa eVisa via e-mail in PDF format within the timeframe of your choosing. As you can see, there is nothing complicated about the online application process.

How long will the South African eVisa be valid for?

The South African eVisa will probably be valid for 30 days per entry.

When should I apply for the South Africa eVisa?

Once this document is available, you should apply for it at least 5 business days before the date of arrival.

Where can I find more information?

In iVisa we understand that you might have doubts about this upcoming document, that's why we encourage you to contact our customer service to receive more details about it. You can also find more information on this page.

We cannot know for sure if the South Africa eVisa will be available for the citizens of China. But if so, we will make the online application process as easy as possible. Meanwhile, please check again with us soon. More information is expected to come to light.

Important note: iVisa cannot offer you the South African eVisa yet, but we recommend you to stay alert because this product will be launched very soon

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