SOUTH AFRICA e-VISA FOR THE CITIZENS OF KENYA

SOUTH AFRICA e-VISA FOR THE CITIZENS OF KENYA

iVisa | Updated on Mar 07, 2020

Important note: iVisa is not offering the South African eVisa yet, but we encourage you to stay alert because this product will be launched very soon

In November 2019, The South African government declared that they would probably launch the eVisa system soon. This could be a great opportunity for many travelers who want to avoid wasting time at the embassy because the eVisa system is completely online. But, as we stated before, iVisa isn't offering this eVisa and the company doesn't know the official guidelines because they have not been made public yet- We expect to know this information shortly.

In the meantime, we will give you a few details about the upcoming South Africa eVisa so that you know what to expect when it goes live.

South Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If I'm a Kenyan Citizen, do I need a visa to enter South Africa?

Yes, if you're a Kenyan citizen you must get a consular visa to visit South Africa. 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 a document authorized by the Government that allows you to enter this country with an electronic link in your passport.

What will the requirements be?

As we mentioned above, we don't have many details about the South Africa eVisa at the moment. What we do know is that all applicants need to get a valid passport to apply. Moreover, the passport must remain valid for at least 30 days after the intended date of departure from South Africa. Two blank pages will also be necessary for stamping.

These are the basic requirements that we suggest you 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 new information comes to light, there may be more items added to the list of requirements for a South Africa eVisa.

How long can I stay in South Africa?

This information will be available once the South African eVisa is launched. What we can assure 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 specific information about the processing times and fees, but we can provide you an idea of it with the following choices iVisa offers:

  • Standard Processing: You'll have to wait at least 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 alternative, you'll have to wait 15 business days and pay USD 50.00

How can I apply?

Although the South Africa eVisa is not live yet, iVisa is working very hard creating a short and effortless online application process. That's why we can tell you that we're 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 will be available 24/7 by free.

  1. 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.

  2. There are two parts to the second step of the application. First, you must provide payment using one of the multiple methods available. iVisa accepts credit or debit cards, but you can also pay with 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 send your form, and that's all. iVisa will send you the South African eVisa via e-mail in PDF format, within the timeframe of your choosing. Keep in mind that you will have to print it out before departure.

How long will the South African eVisa be valid for?

This eVisa will probably be valid for 30 days per entry.

When should I apply for the South Africa eVisa?

Once this eVisa goes live, you should apply for it at least 5 days before the date of arrival.

Where can I find more information?

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

We also remark that Kenyan is the only nationality that we currently know will be eligible for a South Africa eVisa, and iVisa will be able to help you with the online application process. Just don't forget to check back with us soon for more information. We will give you an update as soon as more details come to light.

Important note: iVisa is not offering the South African eVisa yet, but we encourage you to stay alert because this product will be launched very soon

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