last update 17.07.2024

South Africa Visa Application

NB! Please note that all applications received after the 13 November 2023 will be processed not earlier than in January 2024.

1. For Estonian citizens

Citizens of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia can apply for a visa no earlier than 90 days before the date of arrival to South Africa.

Documents needed for a visa application:

  1. Passport (Machine readable only) with at least two (2) empty pages, valid for no less than 30 days after departure from the South Africa;
  2. Visa application form DHA-84 with all pages fully completed in black ink, questions not applicable to your application should be answered N/A. DO NOT remove pages from the application form. The use of TipEx is not allowed on the application form or any supporting documentation;
  3. Two similar (2) photographs 35x45mm, color or black/white;
  4. Letter of employment/enrolment from Work place/School/University on official letterhead with official stamp. Please note that you may not write this yourself;
  5. Proof of sufficient financial means in the form of bank statement for the last three (3) months showing the account number, name of the bank as well as the account holder;
  6. Proof of Travel/Medical insurance for the entire stay showing the insurance company and applicants name, policy number and validity of the insurance;
  7. Proof of preliminary booking/reservation of flight ticket to and from SA in English;
  8. Documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit from Finland/Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia and South Africa, such as an invitation, itinerary, proof of arranged accommodation etc. Please note that if staying with a friend you must instead of the hotel booking submit the following:
    • Invitation letter stamped by the SA police;
    • Copy of the host’s ID stamped by SA police (not older than 6 months);
    • Proof of residence of the host in the form of i.e. a utility bill;
    • Bank statements for the last three month of the host.

Visa issuing times: at least 20 working days.

Visa fees:

Single-entry visa (up to 90 days) 180 eur
Single-entry visa (up to 90 days) for a group of 2 or more people 150 eur

* The fees are indicated per 1 passport.

Please note:

All application forms must be filled in with a black ink and all supporting documentation should be provided in English, printed out separately for each applicant.

2. For Russian Federation citizens

Russian citizens do not need a visa to travel to South Africa unless the stay lasts more than 90 days within a period of 360 days. To enter the country, a foreign passport is required, which must contain at least 2 blank pages, and its validity period is more than 30 days after the end of the trip.

3. For stateless with Estonia residency (with undefined citizenship) Alien flag

Visa is not issued.

4. For EU citizens EU flag

The requirements are the same as for Estonian citizens.
A visa can only be issued if you have an Estonian/Latvian/Lithuanian or Finnish ID card.

5. Citizens of other countries can receive information on the matters of South African visa issuing by:

Contact us:


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