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Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002)


Immigration Regulations, 2014

10. Port of entry visas and transit visas


(1) An application for a port of entry visa or transit visa shall be made on Form 11 illustrated in Annexure A, together with supporting documents, and shall—
(a) include a statement or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of the visit;
(b) be accompanied by—
(i) a valid passport in respect of each applicant; and
(ii) the applicable fee;
(iii) proof of sufficient financial means; and
(iv) proof of a valid return or onward ticket or purchase thereof;
(c) in respect of dependent children accompanying the applicant to or joining the applicant in the Republic, be accompanied by—
(i) proof of consent from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of a letter or affidavit;
(ii) where applicable, a copy of a court order granting the applicant parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child;
(iii) a letter from the person who is to receive the child in the Republic, containing his or her residential address in the Republic where the child will be residing;
(iv) a copy of the identity document or valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person who is to receive the child in the Republic; and
(v) the contact details of the parents or legal guardian;
(d) where the application is for the attendance of an activity or event, include a letter from the organisation under whose control the activity or event will take place, confirming such attendance and whether or not the foreigner will be remunerated, and if remunerated, the amount of the remuneration.


(2)        An application contemplated in subregulation (1) shall be made in person at—

(a) any mission of the Republic in the country of the applicant's normal residence, which includes permanent residence and long-term temporary residence; or
(b) any mission of the Republic in the country of which the applicant holds a valid passport,

Provided that when good cause exists, any mission other than a mission referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) may accept that application, in which case that mission may refer the application to the mission contemplated in subregulation (3)(a) or (b) for comment or processing.


(3)        A transit visa shall—

(a)        in the case of air transit, be issued for a period not exceeding 24 hours; and

(b)        in the case of land transit, be issued for a period not exceeding 48 hours.