How long can I stay in South Africa on a British passport?

As a UK citizen you can visit South Africa for up to 90 days without a visa, subject to proof you can support yourself during that time (you may need to show bank statements and/or payslips). If you want to stay longer you will need to apply for a visa.

Can I live in South Africa with a British passport?

As a British Citizen, if you are simply visiting South Africa all you require is a passport. … The permit will allow you to live and work in South Africa from 3 months up to 3 years. If you are interested in emigrating to the country, you can apply for this permit from your closest South African embassy.

Does a British passport holder need a visa for South Africa?

As a full UK passport holder (with a passport valid for six months beyond your entry date) you are not required to have a Visa to enter South Africa. You are granted a Visitors Temporary Permit which is valid for a period of up to three months.

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How long can I stay in South Africa as a tourist?

As a typical example many visitors to South Africa are issued with a 90 day tourist visa upon arrival. This entitles them to stay for the stated 90 days. In the event that the tourist wishes to stay for a longer period of time they would need to make an application for a tourist visa extension.

How long can you live in South Africa without a visa?

U.S. citizens (U.S. passport holders) visiting the Republic of South Africa for ninety (90) days or less for tourism / business purposes do not need visas.

Does South Africa allow dual nationality?

Entering and exiting South Africa

According to the South African Citizenship Amendment Act, 2004, it is an offence for a South African citizen holding dual nationality to enter or depart the Republic of South Africa using the passport of another country.

Why do so many British people live in South Africa?

South Africa has been a top destination for British retirees, and many white Zimbabweans of British descent settled in South Africa after Zimbabwe’s independence, some as a result of forced removal from their property.

How much does a UK visa cost in South Africa?

Standard Visitor visa – for UK, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey

Visa types Visa application fee (ZAR)
Short-term (up to 6 months, single or multiple entry) 2125
Longer-term (valid for up to 2 years) 8073
Longer-term (valid for up to 5 years) 14648
Longer-term (valid for up to 10 years) 18383

Can I enter South Africa on a foreign passport?

Once a person has been granted dual citizenship, the holder must always enter and depart South Africa on their valid South African passport. In essence legislation provides that a South African dual citizen can use his or her foreign passport/citizenship/nationality freely outside South Africa.

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How much does a South African visa cost?

VISA FEES AT A GLANCE

Temporary Resident Visa
Visitor’s visa Section 11(1)(b)(III) Research R 425 R 1350
Exchange Visa (Work) R 425 R 1350
Visitor’s visa Section 11(1) R425 R 1350
Medical Visa R 425 R 1350

Can I stay in South Africa for 6 months?

South Africa Visa Requirements

At present, in order to visit South Africa for up to 90 days, American citizens can visit South Africa visa-free. For a longer stay in South Africa, it is necessary to apply for a South African visa.

How many times can you visit South Africa in a year?

The 180 maximum has been in operation for many years. A foreign national is only allowed in to South Africa as a tourist for a total of 180 days in any one year period.

Can I stay longer than 90 days in South Africa?

A temporary residence permit allows a foreign national, such as international students, foreign workers and tourists, to legally stay in South Africa for longer than 90 days. If you wish to stay in South Africa for a period of less than 90 days to visit family or as a tourist, you may apply for visitors’ visa.