Types of South African Visas
Travelling to foreign states provides various conditional requirements to enter a country. Prior applications of visas are mandatory for all travelling to most foreign nations such as South Africa. The purpose of a visit predetermines the type of South African visa one chooses to apply for.
The South Africa Visit Visa allows individuals to travel to South Africa on grounds of tourism and business. This visa provides for ninety days of stay but only to persons without visa exemption. Furthermore, it can be applied for by people who intend to exceed their stay in South Africa past the exemption period.
The South Africa Business Visa allows individuals to underwrite or work in South Africa’s economy. Similar to the Visit Visa, this travel document is valid for ninety days. For those planning to start a business, a BI-1738 form is filled to mandate this. Moreover, investors make recommended capital benefactions. The South Africa Work Visa is for people with specific sets of skills requested by the state during the application time. Its validity is highly dependent on the vocational opportunity one is provided with by the state. Applicants seek this visa at South African embassies or Visa Facilitation Services Centers. Additionally, an Intra-company Transfer Work Visa permits conglomerate firms to relocate current employees to their South African satellite companies.
The South Africa Medical Visa permits people to stay in South Africa for health care purposes. The most important requirements for acquiring this visa are filling out a BI-1738 Form, a physician’s letter with valid reasons for the treatment in South Africa, and proof of ability to manage standards of living and health care financing. The South Africa Study Visa consents persons to pursue their education in South Africa. The visa allows one to stay in South Africa until their full-time multilevel studies are complete. Moreover, it requires evidence of medical insurance, financial capability, and parental consent for underage children.
The South Africa Relatives’ Visa is a type of travel document applicable by those with immediate to legitimate citizens. It is renewable after every two years of stay in South Africa. With evidence of financial capabilities and a facsimile of the national identification card of a South African relative, an individual can apply for this visa. However, this visa forbids the holder to involve themselves in any work-related activities within South Africa.
The South African Exchange Visa allows persons up to the age of twenty-five years to partake in social, economic, and cultural initiatives in the country. It is a non-renewable visa that must be orchestrated by a public entity alliance with a foreign government.
Retired Persons’ Visa
The South Africa Retired Person’s Visa permits persons choosing to retire to live in the country. Still, evidence of financial ability must be provided such as a monthly pension of over $3000. The South Africa Tourist visa formulated in November 2019 allows suitable people from specific nations to apply for electronic visas. It is advantageous in annihilating physical visits to the South African embassy for visa application by allowing emailing of visas to the holders.