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South Africa tourist visa for US citizens

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South Africa tourist visa for US citizens

US citizens do not need a visa when travelling to South Africa. South Africa tourist visa is free for US citizens. The stay is usually short with a period of upto 90 days. Applicant is not required to be present when applying for South Africa tourist visa. A total of 3 documents are required for applying South Africa tourist visa.

South Africa tourist visa conditions for US citizens

Applicant required

Max Stay: upto 90 days

Visa Fees Free

short stay

How to apply for South Africa tourist visa from USA

US citizens dont need a visa to visit South Africa. South Africa tourist visa process requires you to follow a total of 5 steps.
  • Step 1 : Gather all the necessary documents including passport and any other supporting documents.
  • Step 2 : Check that US passport is valid for at least six months from the date of your arrival in South Africa. If not apply for a new US passport.
  • Step 3 : After arriving, US citizens can go to South Africa immigration counter.
  • Step 4 : Upon arrival in South Africa, present USA passport or Travel document to the immigration officer at the counter.
  • Step 5 : You will receive South Africa visa stamp in your passport, which allows you to stay in South Africa for the duration on your stamping.

South Africa tourist visa requirements for US citizens

Documents required for South Africa tourist visa from USA include passport and other supporting documents. A total of 3 documents are required.
  • Passport

  • Original Passport or Travel document of USA with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.
  • Travel itinerary

  • Travel itinerary (travel reservation to and from USA in your name, not a ticket) Embassy recommends not to purchase hotel and flight tickets until visa is approved. So don’t risk your money, time and effort by buying actual tickets. Get best hotel and flight itinerary within minutes for any country visa.
  • Proof of Funds

  • Proof of enough money for your stay and to leave South Africa
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  • Holders of passports without 2 blank pages may be refused entry.

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Do us citizens need a visa to go to South Africa?

No, visa is not required for US citizens. You can get visa details, documents required, official website and other details for South Africa visa but if you still have question which are unanswered then you can discuss with the community

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South Africa travel restrictions

Moderate restrictions

for travel
South Africa has moderate restrictions for travel. Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter South Africa. No quarantine is required. Find travel restrictions, quarantine and entry requirements to travel South Africa.
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