As of November 2019, South Africa will start issuing electronic visas. To which nationalities, we still do not know. However, we do know that Kenyan citizens will be eligible for a South Africa eVisa, because they were chosen for the pilot program. As soon as any glitches are worked out, more eligible countries will follow. For the moment, we do not know the official guidelines because they have not been made public yet, but we expect to know more shortly. In the meantime, we will give you a few details about the South Africa eVisa so that you know what to expect when it goes live.
What requirements must be met to acquire a South Africa eVisa?
As we mentioned above, we do not have many details about the South Africa eVisa at the moment. What we do know is that all applicants need to hold a valid passport to be able to apply. Moreover, the passport must remain valid for at least another 30 days after the intended date of departure from South Africa. Two blank pages will also be necessary for stamping.
Please remember that as new information comes to light, there may be more items added to the list of requirements for a South Africa eVisa.
Information about the online application process
Although the South Africa eVisa is not live yet, iVisa is working very hard at creating a short and effortless online application process. To that effect, we are preparing a 2-step application form that will take you only a few minutes to complete. Plus, if you need any help with the process, iVisa’s customer support service is available 24/7 and entirely free of charge.
The first step of the application form will ask you to provide some general information about yourself, such as name, address, nationality, phone number, etc. You will need to provide your passport info and travel details as well. During the same step, you will have to choose a processing speed for your application. iVisa gives you three choices so that the South Africa eVisa will arrive exactly when you need it. However, please bear in mind that the faster you want your eVisa to be ready, the more you will have to pay for it.
There are two parts to the second step of the application. First, you must provide payment using one of the multiple methods available. iVisa accepst credit or debit cards, but you can also pay using PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat. Second, you will have to carefully review your form to correct any inaccurate information or typos. If there are any mistakes, your South Africa eVisa will be invalid, and you will have to repeat the application process.
Once you are finished, you can submit your form, and that is it. iVisa will send you the South Africa eVisa via e-mail in PDF format, within the timeframe of your choosing. You will have to print it out before departure.
The bottom line is that Kenyan is the only nationality we currently know will be eligible for a South Africa eVisa, and iVisa will be able to help you with the online application process. But do not forget to check back with us soon for more information. We will give you an update as soon as more details come to light.