The South Africa Tourist Visa is an electronic travel authorization which will be available soon. It will simplify the process of obtaining a visa for South Africa for eligible citizens. Many nationalities can enter South Africa visa-free but others have to apply at an embassy or consulate. The Tourist Visa will eliminate this need for many travelers who want to visit South Africa for tourism.
Can I extend my tourist visa?
The Tourist Visa for South Africa is not yet available and the South African Government has not announced the conditions regarding Tourist Visa renewals. Up-to-date information will be published on this website the moment it is available.
Consequences of overstaying
Visitors who overstay their South African visas are usually banned from re-entering the country for a limited time period. It is not possible to board a flight to South Africa until the ban is lifted. The bans normally last for five years and are recorded on the international immigration system.
If someone has a strong reason for overstaying, they can make an appeal.