As you may have learned, the South African government decided to introduce the electronic visa system into its visa policy. This measure is meant to help grow the tourism and economic sectors. The South Africa eVisa is scheduled to go live in November 2019. However, we still do not know much about the rules around it. The official bylaws have not been released to the public, and until they are, we do not know any of the details for certain. In fact, the South African government has not even disclosed the list of eligible nationalities yet. All we know so far is that Kenyan citizens will have access to a South Africa eVisa faster than other nationalities, because they are a part of the pilot program.
If you are wondering about the requirements for a South Africa eVisa, we do not have much information about that either. Until the official guidelines are released to the public, we cannot give you much information, and we do not want to speculate without certainties. Even so, we will provide you with all the details we have at the moment.
For one thing, you must be eligible in order to apply for a South Africa eVisa. It is true that South Africa will issue electronic visas, but that does not mean everyone will be able to acquire one. However, as soon as we know more on the matter, you will be able to check easily whether you qualify or not, using iVisa’s Visa Checker Tool.
If you are among the eligible nationalities, you will be able to apply for a South Africa eVisa. However, there will be other requirements you will need to meet, including holding a valid passport. Plus, you will have to make sure that your passport remains valid for at least another 30 days from your intended departure date from South Africa. You will also need two blank pages available for stamping.
iVisa will need some basic information from you, too. For one thing, you will have to provide a valid e-mail address to apply for a South Africa eVisa, as the document will arrive via e-mail in PDF format. You will need to print it out before departure. And secondly, you will need to provide a valid method of payment to complete the online application process. Thankfully, iVisa is pretty flexible on that front. We take credit and debit cards, as well as PayPal, Alipay, and WeChat. You can use the method that is most convenient for you.
As you can imagine, you will also have to fill in an online application form. iVisa offers a short and straightforward form. It will only take you a few minutes to complete. Besides, iVisa’s customer support is available 24/7 and entirely free of charge, so if you need help, you will be able to reach them via online chat or phone.
When more information about the South Africa eVisa is released, there may or may not be more requirements added. There is no way of knowing at this point. But as soon as new details emerge, we will be more than happy to keep you updated. Just make sure to check again with us soon, as the South African government should be releasing the official guidelines soon.