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Visa Forms

Business Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1-month-old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual/family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise travel plan 
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Letter of invitation from the South African organizers/hosts/companies stating the name, passport number of the applicant as well as purpose, to and fro travel dates and duration of the visit. The letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of the host and host’s/authorized signature’s name, designation, and signature (Host ID copy attested by the commissioner of OATHS needs to be submitted if required by SAHC). For submissions at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune, and Bangalore the invitation letters must be on letterhead and attested with company seal/stamp. Also, submissions at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune, and Bangalore must have host ID copy attested by Commissioner of Oaths/South African Police (latest 3 months).
* Reference/introduction letter from Indian employer stating the name, passport number of the applicant as well as purpose and duration of the visit. The letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of authorized signature’s name, designation, and signature. 
*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
Short - term work visitor's visa  * Letter from employer stating the below: 
-the purpose or necessity of the work
-the nature of the work
-qualification and skills required for the work;
-the duration of the work
-the place of work
-duration of the visit
-proof of remuneration or stipend that the foreigner will receive from the employer
-identity and contact details of the prospective employer or relevant contact person from the host institution.
For Film Projects  *Recommendation from respective film commission in South Africa i.e. Cape Town Film Commission, Durban Film Office or Gauteng Film Commission stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) as well as purpose and duration of the visit. 
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if the applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents: Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents/passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children traveling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / Partnership Deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of the partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares/debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Tourist Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1-month-old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 6 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual/family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise itinerary of the tour
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination/ Booking Certificate and payment receipts from the tour operator. 
* 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
*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.
*Copy of tours itinerary signed by South Africa host tour handling company.
For Family Visit * Letter of invitation from the South African hosts stating the name, passport number of the applicant as well as purpose, to and fro travel dates and duration of the visit. The 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 the commissioner of OATHS or South African Police (South Africa). Host's passport copy and/or residence permit is also required. 
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if the applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents: Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents/passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children traveling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association /Partnership Deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of the partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares/debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 15 working days
Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Visiting Family/Friend

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1-month-old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 6 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual/family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise itinerary of the tour
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination/ Booking Certificate and payment receipts from the tour operator. 
* 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
*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.
*Copy of tours itinerary signed by South Africa host tour handling company.
For Family Visit * Letter of invitation from the South African hosts stating the name, passport number of the applicant as well as purpose, to and fro travel dates and duration of the visit. The 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 the commissioner of OATHS or South African Police (South Africa). Host's passport copy and/or residence permit is also required. 
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if the applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents: Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents/passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children traveling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Proprietorship certificate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / Partnership Deed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors in case of the partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body in case of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certificate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (in case the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travelers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompanied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares/debentures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Student Visa/ Research / Internship Visa

ACADEMIC SABBATICAL 

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1-month-old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual/family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise travel plan 
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Letter of acceptance from tertiary institution stating the name of invitee/applicant, passport number and purpose, and duration of the visit. The letter must be on the official letterhead of the institution, which include physical/street address, as well as contact details of the host and host’s name, designation and signature; (Host ID copy attested by commissioner of OATHS needs to be submitted if required by SAHC)
*Certified copy of the host’s Temporary Residence Permit and passport bio-data pages
*Radiological Report not older than 6 months issued by a registered radiologist certifying that the applicant has been examined by him or her with regard to active pulmonary TB signs. Not applicable to under 12 years and pregnant women.
*Medical Report not older than 6 months issued by registered medical practioner with regard to applicant's general state of health. 
*Police clearance certificate (above 18 years) from MEA.
*Proof of hotel booking or other accommodation proof , (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
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents : Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents / passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children travelling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Propreitership certifcate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / PartnershipDeed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors incase of partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body incase of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certifcate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (incase the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompaied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debuntures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

RESEARCH WORK (LESS THAN 90 DAYS)

 

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1-month-old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Duly completed visa application forms (available on the links below) in black ink and block letters with signatures. 
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual/family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise travel plan 
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Letter of acceptance from tertiary institution stating the name of invitee/applicant, passport number and purpose, and duration of visit. The letter must be on the official letterhead of the institution, which includes physical/street address, as well as contact details of the host and host’s name, designation, and signature; (Host ID copy attested by the commissioner of OATHS needs to be submitted if required by SAHC)
*Certified copy of the host’s Temporary Residence Permit and passport bio-data pages
*Radiological Report not older than 6 months issued by a registered radiologist certifying that the applicant has been examined by him or her with regard to active pulmonary TB signs. Not applicable to under 12 years and pregnant women.
*Medical Report not older than 6 months issued by registered medical practioner with regard to applicant's general state of health. 
*Police clearance certificate (above 18 years) from MEA.
*Proof of hotel booking or other accommodation proof, (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
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if the applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents: Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents/passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children traveling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Propreitership certifcate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / PartnershipDeed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors incase of partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body incase of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certifcate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (incase the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompaied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debuntures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

 

Film Crew Visa

There are 2 categories of applicants for this visa:   
*Oversight Applicants/Travellers - Those applying/travelling to do oversight roles/functions have to apply for a visitor’s visa for the period not exceeding 90 days.
*Specialist Applicants/Travellers - are expected to submit an application for short term work visitors project visa or long term work visitors visa   
Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1 month old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets / Proof of accommodation  *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise travel plan 
*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
Oversight Applicants/Travellers * Valid letter from CPA (Commercial Film Producers Association), SAASP (South African Association of Stills Producers) /NAMA (National Association of Model Agencies) confirming purpose of visit or oversight visit, specifying duration of visit and related undertakings
*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
Specialist Applicants/Travellers * Valid letter from CPA (Commercial Film Producers Association), SAASP (South African Association of Stills Producers) /NAMA (National Association of Model Agencies) confirming purpose of visit or oversight visit, specifying duration of visit and related undertakings
* Letter from employer stating the below: 
-the purpose or necessity of the work
-the nature of the work
-qualification and skills required for the work;
-the duration of the work
-the place of work
-duration of the visit
-proof of remuneration or stipend that the foreigner will receive from the employer
-identity and contact details of the prospective employer or relevant contact person from the host institution.
For Film Projects  *Recommendation from respective film commission in South Africa i.e. Cape Town Film Commission, Durban Film Office or Gauteng Film Commission stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) as well as purpose and duration of visit. 
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents : Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents / passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children travelling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Propreitership certifcate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / PartnershipDeed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors incase of partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body incase of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certifcate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (incase the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompaied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debuntures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

 

Medical treatment

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport, (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1 month old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets * Valid return air ticket
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation/confirmation for/of medical appointment from private medical institution/practitioner (medical treatment not allowed at public/government medical facilities). The letter must include physical/street address, as well as contact details of the Medical facility/Doctor and name designation and signature; and Host ID copy attested by commissioner of OATHS (South Africa)
* A letter from the applicant's registered medical practitioner or medical
institution within the Republic, confirming-
(i) that space is available at the medical institution;
(ii) the estimated costs of the treatment;
(iii) whether or not the disease or ailment is curable;
(iv) treatment schedule; and
(v) the period of intended treatment in the Republic
*Details of the person or institution responsible for the medical expenses and hospital fees: Provided that in the case where the
applicant's medical scheme or employer is not liable for expenses incurred, proof of financial means to cover the medical costs.
*The particulars of the persons accompanying the applicant
* 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 (If applicable) 
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents : Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents / passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children travelling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Propreitership certifcate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / PartnershipDeed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors incase of partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body incase of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certifcate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (incase the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompaied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debuntures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Volunteer/Charity Work Visitor's Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Passport (valid for at least 30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least Two unused/blank visa pages)
* Copies of passport bio-data pages
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The photograph should be a recent one not more than 1 month old
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Duly filled visa forms by the applicants with signatures
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Bank Statements
 
* Proof of funds (Last 03 month’s bank statement ON BANK LETTERHEAD signed and stamped by the bank with a balance of South African Currency R 3000 or equivalent in INR for Delhi and Mumbai. 
*Balance Confirmation Certificate from Bank on Bank Letterhead with Manager's sign and seal 
* Bank statements should be of relevant and active accounts which shows the proof of funds and income
* Bank statements should be of a closing date closer to the date of visa application (A4 size preferred)
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer,  Consulate General of South Africa.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Itinerary / Air tickets *Valid flight ticket OR proof of reservation
* Day wise travel plan 
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Letter from the host organization confirming purpose and duration stay in RSA, disclosure of salary/stipend, declaration of support On organization letter head. Identity of the responsible person.
*Certified copy of the host’s Temporary Residence Permit and passport bio-data pages
*Radiological Report not older than 6 months issued by a registered radiologist certifying that the applicant has been examined by him or her with regard to active pulmonary TB signs. Not applicable to under 12 years and pregnant women.
*Medical Report not older than 6 months issued by registered medical practioner with regard to applicant's general state of health. 
*Police clearance certificate (above 18 years) from MEA.
*Proof of hotel booking or other accommodation proof , (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
Supporting Credentials *Yellow Fever Vaccination certificate if applicant will travel through or stay in yellow fever belt.
For minors: 
*Child accompanied by both parents : Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
*Child accompanied by one parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
*Child accompanied by someone other than a parent: 
- Unabridged Birth Certificate (UBS)
-Affidavit / Court order and Parental Consent Affidavit with ID copy from the other parent or death certificate (in case of death of one parent) 
-Copies of ID documents / passport of the parents / Legal guardian
-Contact details of the parents or legal guardian. 
*Orphaned Child:
-Director - General of Department of Home Affairs may approve entry or departure of orphaned children travelling with a relative or a person related to his/her parents. 
*Unaccompanied Child:
- Parental Consent Affidavit from one or both parents or legal guardian, as the case may be, in the form of an affidavit.
-Where one parent provides an affidavit granting full parental responsibilities and rights in respect of the child.
-A letter from the person who will receive the child in the Republic, his or her residential address and contact details in Republic where the child will be residing.
-Copy of ID, valid passport and visa or permanent residence permit of the person receiving the child in the Republic; and
- Contact details of parents / Legal Gordian.
Businessmen:
* Propreitership certifcate / Certificate of Registration / Memorandum of Association, Articles of Association / PartnershipDeed 
* NOC from other partners or Directors incase of partnership 
Employees:
* Leave sanction letter from the company (from the Government body incase of Government employees / public servants)
* Last 3 months Salary Statements (only for Private firms)
* Company ID card (optional)
* Retirement Certifcate or Letter / Copy of Pension Book (for retired employees)
Students:
Leave sanction letter from the educational institution (for travel during working days)
Bonafide Certificate from the educational institution (for travel during vacations)
* School/ College ID card (optional)
Newly Wed / Honeymooners (if the spouse's name is not endorsed in their passports):
* Marriage Certificate (Original)
* Wedding Invitation card / Photographs (incase the marriage certificate is not ready)
Travellers unaccompanied by spouses/partners
* A notary attested NOC on a stamp paper from the unaccompaied spouse 
* Passport copy of the unaccompanied spouse. If not a passport holder, any Govt ID Proof mentioning spouse name can be submitted. 
Additional supporting documents if available
* FD Receipts from banks
* Public shares / debuntures certificate
* Asset evaluation report from a CA
Visa Fees *Visa Fee  - Gratis 
* VFS Logistic Fee- INR 2040 
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

Visa Application Centres and Embassy Information

Visa Application Centres: Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkatta, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Bangalore  

High Commission of South Africa   
B-18 Vasant Marg, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi 110 057
Tel : (9111) 2614-9411 upto 9420  
Email : dtidelhi@thedti.gov.za  
   
Consulate General of Republic of South Africa, Mumbai 
Gandhi Mansion, 20 Altamount Road, Mumbai- 400 026
Tel : + 91 22 2351 3725  
Email : sacgmum@gmail.com