A new eVisa for South Africa soon be available for travelers from New Zealand. It will be similar to other similar schemes which have taken off around the world which make visa applications much simpler and quicker.
South Africa is one of the most beautiful, fascinating, and diverse travel destinations in the world. Its popularity has grown significantly in recent years and the new South Africa eVisa for New Zealanders will give tourism in South Africa a further boost.
The country’s incredible biodiversity is one of the main reason why people make the journey. Visitors can witness magnificent species such as lions, zebras, and giraffes. Exciting cities such as Cape Town are also enticing for tourists.
South Africa Visa Application for New Zealanders
The application process for the new South African visa for citizens of New Zealand will be straightforward. Applicants will just need to complete the online application form by entering information such as their name, address, date of birth, passport details, and travel plans.
There will also be some health and security-related questions as well as a fee payable by credit card. All the information provided will be screened using security databases. Most applications will be quickly approved and travelers will receive the eVisas by email.
It will be vital for applicants to ensure all the information they enter is accurate. Small mistakes and unanswered questions will lead to delays in the application process, and even visa rejections in some cases.
Passport and document requirements for citizens of New Zealand
New Zealanders will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible for the South Africa eVisa. Applicants will need to have a valid passport, a credit or debit card to pay the fee, and an up-to-date email address to receive the approved eVisa. These are just the very basic visa requirements, the government may announce more over the coming months.
The South Africa eVisa will allow tourists from New Zealand to enter South Africa for periods of up to 90 days. Travelers will need to present a printed copy of the eVisa, along with their passport, at the South African border to gain entry.
For longer stays, travelers will still need to go to a South African embassy or consulate to apply for a visa. There are various different types of visas depending on individual needs and circumstances.
South African Embassies in New Zealand
There are two South African diplomatic offices in New Zealand: the High Commission in Wellington and the Honorary Consulate in Auckland. New Zealanders can apply for various types of visas at these offices, though the new eVisa will eliminate this need for most travelers.
South African High Commission in Wellington
Address: Level 7, State Insurance Building, 1 Willis St, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.
Phone: +64 815 8484
Fax: +64 472 5010
South African Honorary Consulate in Auckland
Address: Apartment Number 12, 201 Victoria Avenue, Remuera, Auckland.
Phone: +64 21 770 706