Requirements to enter Johannesburg
I am pleased to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of South Africa in Madrid. South Africa is the gateway to Africa. My country is guided by the African philosophy of “UBUNTU” whose core values are, among others:- humility, solidarity, integrity, hospitality, respect, service, love and care.
In these pages you will discover a country that offers the best investment opportunities in Africa with a stable economic and political environment; sound legal frameworks and investor and business-friendly policies; attractive investment incentives; and an advanced industrial sector as well as diverse and sophisticated infrastructure and telecommunications.
On these pages you will also find important links to other websites that provide specific information on trade, investment opportunities, tourism and our government in general. The Consular Section will provide you with all the information you need for your first or next exciting visit to our beautiful country.
Visa required to enter South Africa
Citizens of other countries please check the list of visa exempt countries. If the name of your country does not appear on the list, you must apply for an entry visa. There are also countries exempt from visa if the stay in South Africa does not exceed 30 (thirty) days.
There are countries that require a visa to enter South Africa but are exempt from consular fees, e.g. India, Colombia, Mexico, etc. Please refer to the list of countries that require consular fees and if your country is not on this list, it means that you do not have to pay the visa fee.
(Note: If your visit exceeds 90 days or you are traveling to South Africa to study or work, you must apply for a temporary residence visa instead of a visitor’s visa. The requirements for temporary residence are not the same as those for a visitor’s visa.
A Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for all Argentine citizens as Argentina has been declared a Yellow Fever endemic country by the WHO (World Health Organization).
Visa South Africa
In South Africa you can be understood in English, but the constitutionally defined official languages are 11: English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Setswana, Sesotho, Sepedi, siSwati, Sitsonga, isiNdebele and Tshivenda.
South Africa is a very large country, with approximately 1,221,000 km². Because of this, there is considerable climatic variety from one part of the territory to another. Generally, South Africa’s climate tends to be very dry and sunny.
South Africa is a relatively safe country. Despite this, it is recommended not to go out on the street with too much cash and to avoid flaunting purchasing power (jewelry, cell phones, cameras, etc.). In addition, it is advisable to use the ATMs located in the same bank offices if you wish to withdraw money.
Malaria: Malaria is found in limited areas of South Africa, mainly the lowland areas (below 1,000 meters) of Limpopo (including Kruger National Park), Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces. Infection may occur in the North West and Northern Cape provinces along the Molopo and Orange rivers.
Emigrating to South Africa
India e-Visa is an official document that allows entry and travel within India to South African residents and citizens for purposes of tourism, travel industry, clinical visits, conferences, yoga, courses, workshops, agreements and exchanges, humanitarian efforts and other commercial ventures in this new Indian e-Visa system.
The Indian visa for South African citizens can be acquired simply and easily. The process is as simple as completing an online form in a few minutes, easy to complete payment method to finalize Indian visa application form online.
South African citizens should save an electronic copy of the email received on the phone / computer / tablet or a hard copy and bring the eVisa to the airport. There is no passport stamp requirement for South African citizens for the online Indian eVisa (eVisa India) which is sent in an email.
Or upload documents to this website in case it is required to support your Indian visa application. The link to upload the required documents for Indian Visa Online (eVisa India) will be sent to the applicant’s email address provided at the time of submitting the Indian visa online. South African citizens can also send an email directly to eVisa India Help Desk.