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Holiday / Visiting Family-Friends / Sports Events

Overview

This visa is solely for the purpose of leisure travel including vacationing, cruising, sightseeing and other recreational activities.

SOME IMPORTANT POINTS

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please, bear in mind that failing to meet any of the following requirements will also render the application incomplete:

We strongly recommend that you pay careful attention to the Overview, Documents Required and Processing Time sections of your chosen visa category, before proceeding with your application.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding the issuance of, number of entries and duration of a visa are at the sole discretion of the embassy, and it is not guaranteed that the South Africa High Commission; New Delhi / Consulate General; Mumbai will grant your request.

Please be aware that applicants should be aware of the processing time for their chosen category of visa and apply accordingly. Please also note that all processing times are minimum as stated, and in some cases may take longer.

Visa Fee / VFS Logistic Charges can be accepted in Cash Only.

Documents issued in a Regional language must be officially translated to English.

Visa and Logistics fees

Visa Fee

Visa Fee would be gratis for all the Indian Nationals.

Nationality Visa Fee In INR
Indian Nationals Gratis
Foreign Nationals INR 2207/-

VFS Logistic Fee:-

LOCATION LOGISTIC FEE/APPLICANT
Delhi INR 2040 (inclusive all taxes)
Gurgaon INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)
Jaipur INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)
Kolkata INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)
Mumbai INR 2040 (inclusive all taxes)
Ahmedabad INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)
Pune INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)
Goa INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)
Bangalore INR 2301 (inclusive all taxes)

Please note:

  • The visa fee in Rupees is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Above Logistic charges to be paid in cash at the time of submission.
  • There is no exemption for VFS Service charge.
  • The above fee is non-refundable and non transferable.

The visa application centre offers optional service, as listed below at nominal additional costs. For more information please contact our officers at Service Desks.

The below mentioned value added services are available at our Visa Application Centre.

  • SMS Passport Tracking Facility : INR 55/- per Application
  • Photocopying

Documents Required

Holiday Visa

  1. Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
  2. Fully completed visa application form-11 (DHA-84) – must be completed in black ink and block letters.
  3. Application form-11 (DHA-84) must be signed by the applicant and signature should match the signature on the passport.
  4. Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai
  5. Proof of hotel booking, (verifiable) stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit, physical address, as well as contact details of the hotel as well as authorized signature’s name, designation and signature;

    Note for Group Submission: (Applicable in Mumbai,Pune,Ahmedabad,Goa and Bangalore only)

    1. Letter from South Africa with Name and details of the South Africa tour guide handling company partnering with (name)travel agency in south Africa, listing tourists and signed.
    2. Copy of tours itinerary signed by South Africa host tour handling company.
  6. NOC for leave from employer/ school/ university clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature.
  7. A day-to-day itinerary/travel plan covering your stay in South Africa.
  8. Vaccination certificate, (yellow fever) If applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt. For the latest Yellow Fever Policy please click here

  9. valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation.
  10. Two recent (not older than 30 days/1 month) passport size, ( 35mm x 45mm of the picture) photographs
  11. Marriage certificate, where applicable (For verification purpose applicant needs to carry the Original Marriage Certificate at the time of submission at VFS centre)
  12. Copies of passport bio-data pages (photo page and address/parents page (INDIAN PASSPORTS)
  13. Original covering letter signed by the applicant stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (should clearly mention who will bear the expenses of the trip)
  14. For Minor Dependent Children Applicant:- Please Click Here

    Parental Consent Affidavit: Click here

Notes:

  1. Documents such as Parental Consent Affidavit form for which the link is below, passport copy of parents as well as child + Unabridged Birth Certificate of child must be carried for Parental Consent Affidavit procedure. In case of death of either parents death certificate has to be produced. In case of death of both parents the procedure has to be carried out by legal guardian at Mumbai Consulate and death certificates mandatory of both parents to be produced. In case of divorce the legal divorce documents has to be produced.
  2. Affidavit less than 3 months old as part of the application. Originals should be kept for their records while travelling Minors who apply for a South African visa at VFS service-point shall be required to submit the attested copy of Parental Consent to South Africa.
  3. If unabridged birth certificate is in local language than English translation affidavit must be produce along with local language unabridged birth certificate.
  4. For further assistance contact us at 022-67866066, Timings: 08:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday except Consulate Holidays).

Family Visit

  1. Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
  2. Fully completed visa application form-11 (DHA-84) – must be completed in black ink and block letters.
  3. Application form-11 (DHA-84) must be signed by the applicant and signature should match the signature on the passport.
  4. Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai
  5. Letter of invitation from the South African hosts stating the name, passport number of applicant as well as purpose and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of the host and host’s/authorized signature’s name, designation and signature; and Host ID copy and Invitation Letter attested by commissioner of OATHS or South African Police (South Africa)
  6. Residence Proof of host from South Africa(attested)
  7. certified copy of the host’s ID or copy of residential status, (permanent residence permit or work permit)
  8. NOC letter for leave from Employer/ School/ University stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name, designation and signature;
  9. Vaccination certificate, (yellow fever) If applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt. For the latest Yellow Fever Policy please click here

  10. valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation.
  11. Two recent (not older than 30 days/1 month) passport size, ( 35mm x 45mm of the picture)photographs
  12. marriage certificate, where applicable (For verification purpose applicant needs to carry the Original Marriage Certificate at the time of submission at VFS centre)
  13. Copies of passport bio-data pages (photo page and address/parents page (INDIAN PASSPORTS)
  14. Original covering letter signed by the applicant stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorised signature’s name; designation and signature (should clearly mention who will bear the expenses of the trip)
  15. For Minor Dependent Children Applicant:- Please Click Here

    Parental Consent Affidavit: Click here

Notes:

  1. Documents such as Parental Consent Affidavit form for which the link is below, passport copy of parents as well as child + Unabridged Birth Certificate of child must be carried for Parental Consent Affidavit procedure. In case of death of either parents death certificate has to be produced. In case of death of both parents the procedure has to be carried out by legal guardian at Mumbai Consulate and death certificates mandatory of both parents to be produced. In case of divorce the legal divorce documents has to be produced.
  2. Minors who apply for a South African visa at VFS Global service-point shall be required to submit the attested copy of Parental Consent Affidavit less than 3 months old as part of the application. Originals should be kept for their records while travelling to South Africa.
  3. If unabridged birth certificate is in local language than English translation affidavit must be produce along with local language unabridged birth certificate.
  4. For further assistance contact us at 022-67866066, Timings: 08:00-17:00 (Monday to Friday except Consulate Holidays).

Please note:- Incase applicant applying for multiple entry visa for holiday purpose needs to submit the motivation letter along with the other supporting documents, without motivation letter application will not be accepted at VFS Global.

Photo Specifications

  • The photograph must be in color.
  • It should be without border.
  • It should have a white background only.
  • It should have a close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph.
  • It should be in sharp focus and clean.
  • It should be of high quality with no ink marks and creases.
  • The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera.
  • It should be 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm.
  • It should show your skin tone naturally.
  • It should have appropriate brightness and contrast.
  • The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1 month old.
  • It is to be taken without headgear.
  • Photograph can be taken with headgear, after consideration on case to case basis if the applicant wears headgear on religious grounds. The main characteristics of the face must be apparent from the photograph. Chin, nose, eyes, ears and eyebrows must not be covered; the forehead should be uncovered to the extent that the shape of the face is apparent. Teeth should not be visible.
  • It should be without hat/cap.
  • The photograph should not have any staple marks.
  • Scanned & color photocopies would NOT be accepted.

Processing Time

Location Processing Time
Delhi Minimum 05 working days
Gurgaon Minimum 07 working days
Jaipur
Kolkata
Mumbai Minimum 05 working days
Ahmedabad Minimum 07 working days
Pune
Goa
Bangalore

Please Note: -

Please note that this is an indicative processing time only. Processing time may increase or decrease at the discretion of the South African High Commission, New Delhi and South African Consulate General, Mumbai.

VFS Global is involved only in non-judgmental task of visa processing and does not play any role in processing the visa application as this is entirely the prerogative of the South African High Commission, New Delhi and South African Consulate General, Mumbai.

Download Form

You must submit an application for a visa (Form DHA-84) with the relevant documentation as listed on this website; the same can also be accessed by clicking here and pay the prescribed fee. Applicants need to attach the checklist to each and every application.

VISA APPLICATION FORM
MEDICAL FORM (Applicable only in Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata and Gurgaon)
RADIOLOGICAL FORM (Applicable only in Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata and Gurgaon)
APPEAL FORM (Applicable only in Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Bangalore and Ahmedabad )
WAIVER FORM (Applicable only in Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Bangalore and Ahmedabad)