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Transit Visa

Overview

The Minister of Home Affairs has exempted travellers transiting through the following international airports from transit visas:

  • O R Tambo International
  • Cape Town International
  • King Shaka
  • Lanseria

Travellers transiting these airports must be subjected to biometric capturing.

Deportees transiting must be in possession of transit visas and at all times be escorted, failing which, they must be returned to the airline that conveyed them for removal form the Republic.

Travellers utilizing land ports of entry to transit through South Africa should apply for Port of Entry Visas.

Visa Fees


The South Africa High Commission no longer accepts transit visa application. Travellers utilizing land ports of entry to transit through South Africa should apply for Port of Entry Visas. Please click on the link below for Port of Entry Visa fees.

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The South Africa High Commission no longer accepts transit visa application. Travellers utilizing land ports of entry to transit through South Africa should apply for Port of Entry Visas

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The South Africa High Commission no longer accepts transit visa application. Travellers utilizing land ports of entry to transit through South Africa should apply for Port of Entry Visas

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The South Africa High Commission no longer accepts transit visa application. Travellers utilizing land ports of entry to transit through South Africa should apply for Port of Entry Visas

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The South Africa High Commission no longer accepts transit visa application. Travellers utilizing land ports of entry to transit through South Africa should apply for Port of Entry Visas