TRV Exemptions

Overview

Applicants can apply for an Exemption by completing the online application form. Exemptions are subject to DHA approval.

Documents Required

  • Duly completed online form. Handwritten forms will not be accepted by Department of Home Affairs.
  • Applicants are requested to get original documents for verification while submitting photocopies for any visa / permit category
  • Original passport
  • Copies of passport and previous visas
  • Original Bank payment / Electronic Fund Transfer receipt for each applicant
  • Original and Copy of Bank Receipt per applicant in case of Repatriation / Bank Guarantee paid in Department of Home Affairs Account
  • Appointment Letter A letter signed by the applicant citing reasons for the exemption and a comprehensive motivation for each reason provided.
  • A copy of the applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport and all temporary residence permits affixed therein.
  • A copy of the employment contract signed by both the employer and the employee, if applicable.
  • Background on the company/institution for record purposes.
  • Any other information that would assist the Minister to make an informed decision when considering an exemption.

Processing Time

All temporary visa applications accepted at the Visa Facilitation Centre will have a minimum average processing time of 8 - 10 months for the decision to be returned from Department of Home Affairs. You can track your application online on VFS Global website to determine status of your application.

Visa Fees

Category

DHA Application Fee

VFS Service Fee

Exemptions

0

1350

Premium Lounge (Optional Service)

 

 500


All fees are inclusive of VAT and to be paid in South African Rand. Above listed fees are non-refundable once the application is received by VFS Global and Department of Home Affairs.

Once all supporting documentation is available as per the documentary checklist kindly proceed to complete the online application form. You will be required to pre-pay a minimum amount of R1350 in order to secure and schedule your appointment online.

Payment to secure your online appointment can be made in three methods:

  • Online payment via Debit/Credit card through the secure online portal
  • Pre-payment at Standard Bank by downloading and completing the online generated bank receipt and depositing the cash into the nearest Standard Bank
  • EFT payment through the secure online portal

Note- When selecting the pre-payment option, after payment has been done you are required to visit your online application form after 3 working days to proceed to schedule your appointment.