South Africa Visa Requirements For Nigeria – How To Apply

South Africa Visa Requirements For Nigeria – How To Apply

South Africa Visa. South Africa visa requirements for Nigeria took a new dimension in 2018. Now, you need to authenticate your marriage certificate and children birth certificates if travelling with family. And due to the pandemic, it is now mandatory for all applicants to pay for courier service.

In this blog, we will show how you can apply for a South Africa visa in Nigeria and South Africa visa requirements for Nigeria (people living in Nigeria, including foreigners).

Find below types of South Africa visa issued to Nigerian passport holders.

South Africa Visa
South Africa Visitors Visa

TYPES OF SOUTH AFRICA VISA 

  • Visitor’s Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Work Visa 
  • Corporate Visas
  • Study Visas 
  • Exchange Visas 
  • Relatives’ Visa 
  • Medical Treatment Visa

Before we explain the category, let quickly give you the general list for SouthAfrica visa requirements for Nigeria.

Documents Required For South Africa visa In Nigeria

  • A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
  • Your passport must have at least 2 unused pages for entry/departure endorsements
  • A completed Form BI-84 (Click here to download)
  • Visa fee (must be paid with your credit/debit card)
  • Self Introduction letter (typed)
  • Introduction letter from your employer (typed)
  • Coloured copy of Yellow fever card for adult For children below 10years, make copies of their Immunization card.
  • Confirmed hotel reservation or accommodation
  • If invited, host’s utility bills, data page and invitation letter
  • Two colour passport photographs
  • A return or onward ticket if you are travelling by air
  • Certified copy of the Birth certificate and consent letter(s) for minors with copy of Parent(s) ID card. Certified copy of Marriage certificate or Certified copy of Death certificate if applicable
  • If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents
    • Proof of guardianship or custody or
    • Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor
  • Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:
    • 3 months bank statement – original, stamped and signed by bank authority (Lagos and Port Harcourt). For Abuja, 6 months bank statement – original, stamped & signed by bank authority.
    • Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa
    • Bursary
    • Medical cover or
    • Cash available (including credit cards and travellers’ cheques)

Prepare the list or SouthAfrica visa requirements for Nigeria and submit your application at the South Africa Visa Application Centre.

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Wildlife in Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA VISA CATEGORIES

South African visitors’ visas cover business, tourism, work, study, relatives and corporate. Find below the list:

  • visits to family/friends and also for tourism purposes
  • Business purposes
  • Spouse to join a spouse who is in South Africa on a work or study permit
  • Children to join parents who are in South Africa on work or study permits
  • Fiancee/fiance to join his or her partner with the intention of marrying within 90 days
  • Study purposes (max stay 3-months)
  • Charitable or voluntary activities
  • Research purposes
  • Conferences
  • To work in the production of a movie or show (i.e. in the entertainment industry)
  • For medical purposes (3-month stay)
  • Sport events

Where To Submit South Africa Visa Application:

Many people believe submission is done at the South Africa Embassy. No, they have given the submission and payment processes to VFS Global. See Submission centres below:

ABUJA: 3rd Floor, Plot Visa Application Centre Sterling Bank Plaza 1083, Mohammadu Buhari Way, Central Business District

LAGOS: Manor Hall, Freedom Way, off Ikate Roundabout, Lekki Phase I, Lekki, Lagos.

RIVERS: Vineyard Shopping Centre 88 Woji Road, GRA, Port Harcourt

Visa fee is about NGN39,021 for regular and NGN45,000 for VIP. Visa fees are subject to change at any time. The fees for regular includes courier charge.

NOTE: Your application must be filled with a black pen and in capital letters. If you are submitting a corporate account, you need to get a reference letter from your bank. If you are being sponsored, your sponsor must indicate it in a letter that your expenses will be covered and a copy of his/data page included in your application. Sponsor must also include bank statement in your application.

Ensure you have a checklist in order to have a complete document for South Africa visa requirements for Nigeria before visiting the centre.

Requirements for entering South Africa

After meeting the SouthAfrica visa requirements for Nigeria and visa granted, you will also need the following if you wish to visit South Africa:

  • A valid and acceptable passport or travel document for your intended stay
  • Confirmed hotel/accommodation
  • A valid visa
  • Sufficient funds to pay for your day-to-day expenses during your stay
  • A return or onward ticket
  • Yellow fever certificates if your journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.

If you need visa assistance regarding your South Africa visa application, click here to contact us.

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Countries exempt from South African Visas are:

As of 20 February 2020

Visa  Exemption List
COUNTRY NAME/ORGANISATIONS Passport Type Visa Fees 
Diplomatic Official Service Ordinary Special 
African Union Laissez Passer 90 Days No
Albania (Republic of) 120 Days 120 Days 120 Days Yes
Algeria 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Andorra (Principality of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Angola (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days P/A Yes
Anguilla 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Antigua and Barbuda 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Argentina 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Australia 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Austria (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Bahamas 30 Days Yes
Barbados 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Belarus (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Belgium 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Belize*
30 Days
30 Days
30 Days
Yes
Benin (Republic of)* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Bermuda 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Bolivia, Plurinational State of 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Botswana 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Brazil 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
British Antarctic Territory 90 Days Yes
British Indian Ocean Territory 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
British Virgin Island 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Bulgaria (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Canada 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Cape Verde 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Cayman Islands 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Chile 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
China (People’s Republic of) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Comoros (Union of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Congo (Democratic Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Costa Rica 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Croatia (Republic of)
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
Yes
Cuba (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Cyprus 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 30 Days No
Czech Republic 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Denmark (Kingdom of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Ducie and Oeno Islands 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Ecuador 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Egypt 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Falkland Islands 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Finland (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
France (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Gabon (Republic of)* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Germany (Federal Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Ghana (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Gibraltar
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
Yes
Greece (Hellenic Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Guernsey
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
No
Guinea (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Guyana 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Henderson 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Hong Kong (SpecialAdministrative Region of China)* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Hungary 120 Days 120 Days 120 Days 30 Days No
Iceland (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
India 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Indonesia (Republic of) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Ireland 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Isle of Man
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
No
Israel 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Italy (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Ivory Coast (Republic of Còte D’Ivoire) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Jamaica 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Japan 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Jersey 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Jordan 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Kenya (Republic of)* 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Lesotho (Kingdom Of) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Liberia 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Liechtenstein 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Macau 30 Days No
Madagascar (Republic of) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 90 Days P/A Yes
Malawi 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Malaysia* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Maldives 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Mali (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Malta 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Mauritius 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Mexico 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Monaco (Principality of)
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
Yes
Montserrat 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Morocco (Kingdom of) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Mozambique (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 30 Days Yes
Namibia 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days 90 Days P/A No
Netherlands (The Kingdom of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
New Zealand 90 Days Yes
Niger 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Nigeria (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Norway 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Panama (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Paraguay 120 Days 120 Days 120 Days 90 Days No
Peru 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days No
Pitcairn Islands
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
Yes
Poland (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 30 Days Yes
Portugal (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Qatar (State of) 90 Days Yes
Republic of Korea (South Korea)* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Romania 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Russian Federation 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Rwanda (Republic of) 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
SADC laissez-passers 90 Days No
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha,Gough Island 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
San Marino (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
São Tomé and Príncipe (Democratic Republic of) 90 Days Yes
Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) 90 Days Yes
Senegal 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Seychelles
30 Days
30 Days
90 Days P/A
No
Singapore (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Slovak Republic 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Spain (Kingdom of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Sweden 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Switzerland 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Tanzania (United Republic of) 90 Days P/A 90 Days P/A 90 Days P/A Yes
Thailand (Kingdom of)* 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 30 Days Yes
Trinidad and Tobago (Republic of) 90 Days Yes
Tunisia (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Turkey (Republic of)* 30 Days 30 Days 30 Days Yes
Turks and Caicos Islands
90 Days
90 Days
90 Days
Yes
Uganda (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
United Arab Emirates 90 Days Yes
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 90 Days No
United Nations Lasse Passer 90 Days No
United States of America 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Uruguay 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Vietnam (Republic of) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days Yes
Virgin Islands (British) 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No
Zambia 90 Days P/A 90 Days P/A 90 Days P/A No
Zimbabwe 90 Days 90 Days 90 Days No

 

Tourist In South Africa
South African Tourist
Diplomatic, Official and Service Passport holders do not pay VISA FEES
Angola (Republic of) Each visit not to exceed 30 days
Germany (Federal Republic of) Except diplomatic passport holders who are due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of Germany in South Africa, require visas for accreditation purposes
Kenya (Republic of) Including civil servants holding ordinary passports travelling for official government business
United States of America Except  diplomatic passport holders who are due to assume duty at the Embassy and Consulates of the USA in South Africa, require visas for accreditation purposes
Belize* Please note that countries marked with an asterisk are only subject to visa fees if the intended visit exceeds thirty (30) days:
Benin (Republic of)*
Gabon (Republic of)*
Hong Kong (SpecialAdministrative Region of China)*
Kenya (Republic of)*
Malaysia*
Republic of Korea (South Korea)*
Thailand (Kingdom of)*
Turkey (Republic of)*

 

This post is all about SouthAfrica visa requirements for Nigeria.


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