All foreigners who wish to undertake non-renumerative volunteer or
charitable activities with bona-fide institutions/organisation inside
to be fully completed in black ink.
A valid passport in respect of each applicant. The passport must be
valid for no less than 30 days after expiry of the intended stay and
must contain two blank pages for endorsements.
A statement confirming the purpose and duration of the visit.
Include a yellow fever vaccination certificate if traveled or intends
traveling from or through a yellow fever endemic area. Provided that
the certificate shall not be required where that person traveled or
intends traveling in direct transit through such area or where an application
is made in the Republic.
If a minor child subject to guardianship or custody is accompanying
the applicant or joining the applicant in South Africa, then proof
of guardianship and custody is required.
In the case of an unaccompanied minor, consent from the guardian is
Proof of sufficient financial means.
In the case of sojourn not exceeding 12 months, submission of proof
of a valid return air ticket.
A person who is unable to comply with the requirement to submit proof
of a valid return ticket may be required to make a deposit; provided
that such deposit shall be refunded to the depositor after the final
departure of the applicant or after a permit contemplated in section
25 of the Act has been issued to the applicant; provided further that
the payment of the deposit may be effected by means of a bank guaranteed
cheque or credit card at places where such facility exists.
A marriage certificate in the case of a married applicant.
Proof of relationship as contemplated in regulation 3.
A death certificate in the case of a widowed applicant.
A decree of divorce in the case of a divorced applicant; or
Proof of legal separation in the case of a separated applicant.
An affidavit, substantially corresponding to Form 12 contained in Annexure
A, confirming any spousal relationship of the applicant and the particulars
of any children born of such relationship
A police clearance certificate. “Police Clearance Certificate” means
a certificate issued by the police or security authority in each
country where the relevant applicant resided for 12 months or longer
having attained the age of 18 years, in respect of criminal records
or the character of the applicant, which certificate shall not be
older than six months at the time of its submission'
Medical Report in respect of each applicant.
A “Medical Report” means
a report by a medical practitioner with regard to an applicant’s
general state of health, detailing any medical condition he or she
suffers from, which report shall not be older than six months at
the time of its submission.
Radiological report in respect of each
applicant (not required in respect of children under the age of
12 years or pregnant women).
Report” means a report by a radiologist certifying that the
applicant has been examined and that no signs of active pulmonary
could be detected which report shall not be older than six months
at the time of its submission.
Unabridged birth certificate.
Documents issued in a foreign language must be officially tranlated to English by a sworn translator.
Proof of non-remunerative voluntary or charitable activities to be
The countries whose passport
holders are subject to visa fees are listed below under the link: visa
A deposit of £600-00 (which is
subject to change) in lieu of a return ticket will be requested.
Only cash, postal orders and banker's draft
are acceptable. Postal orders and banker's draft must be made payable
to the South African High Commission. The deposit may be claimed
once the applicant has left South Africa or if he/she has acquired
permanent residence in South Africa.
An applicant for a visitor’s visa exceeding a period of 3 months shall pay a processing fee of £35.00 in addition to complying with sub regulation (2), the applicant must be engaged in:
Applications must be submitted closer to departure within 3 or 4 weeks