South Africa's Home Affairs department is amplifying the visa game by introducing e-visa's to citizens of at least 15 countries.
The move was confirmed by Rika Anker who is the Home Affairs Chief Director of port control. She sent out a letter to the airline industry on Monday.
A few months back, president Cyril Ramaphosa highlighted that South Africa would be implementing e-visas in am effort to revitalize the country's brand.
DHA Director of Immigration Services, Phindiwe Mbhele, listed the 15 countries and outlined the process followed to begin implementation.
He said e-Visa activation would start this month and likely conclude in November. The 15 countries are (in order of activation):
- Kenya and Cameroon
- Democratic Republic of the Congo, Philippines and Rwanda
- Ethiopia, Iran and Egypt
- India, Uganda and Mexico
- Pakistan and Nigeria
- China and Saudi Arabia
It is not clear how the e-visa process will work but people from the countries listed above will have to apply online before they travel to South Africa.
The validity of the e-visa will be 90 days or less.
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