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South African Visas


You can apply for a number of visas to enter South Africa. This week we look at three of the most popular visas you can apply for when visiting South Africa.

  • South Africa Visit Visa. This visa is for non-exempt countries or people from exempted countries that want to stay longer in South Africa than the allowed exempted period. This visa can be used for tourism and for business purposes for a maximum of 90 days.
  • South Africa Business Visa. This visa is for business people to work or invest in the country. The maximum stay is for 90 days. Should you want to start a business in South Africa, you will need to complete a BI-1738 form. This is an application for a temporary residence permit. More information available from the DIRCO
  • South African Work Visa. This visa is for foreigners who have a specific skill which is in demand. The duration of the visa is dependent on the work that will be carried out. There is also an Intra-Company Transfer Work Visa which allows companies to transfer staff to a South African branch of the business.
  • Firelight Tours wish all visitors to our beautiful sunny South Africa a warm welcome and a memorable stay. You arrive as a guest and leave as a friend. Visit our website at for more information or drop us an email at

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