Details in this document : New Immigration Rules
A list of countries exempted from South African visa requirements is available at the following website: www.home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/visa_schedule.asp
Holders of Belgian and Luxembourg passports are exempted from visa requirements up to 90 (ninety) days for holiday and business purposes only.
To download application forms or more information please visit the following website:
Visa requirements and info
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
Foreigners subject to South African visa control who wish to visit the RSA for holiday, business or transit purposes must be in possession of valid and acceptable passports/travel documents and visas. Visas must be obtained at the South African Missions abroad prior to travel to South Africa.
Consular Section is opened for public Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 12.00
Processing period for visas is 10 working days.
Visa application form (BI-84E) must be completed in English and in black ink only.
All documentation accompanying the application must be in English.
The passport must have at least two blank pages upon application.
Please note that the applicants may submit the application in person or by courier service. The documents may be collected in the same manner.
Additional documentation to prove the bona fides of the visit such as proof of registration of the company may be requested.
- The prescribed fee is 43 Euro
SCHEDULE OF FEES
Fees applicable only in Belgium and Luxembourg (effective 1 April 2011)
Visas and Temporary Residence Permits
|Work/Exceptional Skills Permit||152 Euro|
|Student Exchange Permit||43 Euro|
|Cultural /economic/social exchange programme||43 Euro|
|Intra Company Transfer Permit||152 Euro|
|Medical Treatment Permit||43 Euro|
|Own Business||152 Euro|
|Quota Permit||152 Euro|
|Relative’s Permit – Spouses and Minor children of South African Citizens
and Permanent Residence holders
|Relative’s Permit – Adult family members of South African Citizens
and Permanent Residence holders
|Retired Persons Permit||43 Euro|
|Study Permit||43 Euro|
|Treaty Permit||43 Euro|
|Repatriation Deposit||990 Euro|
Passports and Travel Documents
|Identity Document & Re-issue||12 Euro|
|Child Passport||34 Euro|
|Regular Passport||34 Euro|
|Maxi Passport||51 Euro|
|Emergency Travel Certificate||12 Euro|
|Temporary Passport||15 Euro|
|Replacement of valid passport that runs out of visa pages||34 Euro|
|Replacement of Lost Regular/Child/Maxi/Temporary Passports and Emergency Travel Certificate||Double Fee|
|Application for Exemption in terms of Section 6(2)
Retention of South African Citizenship
|Application for Exemption in terms of Section 26(4)
Exemption from Loss of South African Citizenship
|Resumption of SA Citizenship in terms of section 13 of Act 88 of 1995||25 Euro|
|Issuing of duplicate citizenship certificate (including application for certificates issued in terms of Section 16 of Act 88 of 1995)||8 Euro|
|Letter of confirmation of Marital Status||4 Euro|
|Change of Forename (major)||12 Euro|
|Change of Forename (Minor)||6 Euro|
|Change of Surname||27 Euro|
|Change of Surname(Minor)||6 Euro|
All other permits and civic matters: By appointment only!
- Applications for a study/work/voluntary/ or permanent residence – permits
- Applications for a new South African passport – Birth registration – Identity Document – Marriage Certificate – Birth Certificate etc.
For application forms and all requirements, please forward an e-mail to email@example.com
Payment of deposits when applicable have to be done by bank payment to:
South African Embassy – Montoyerstraat 17 – 1000 Brussels – Bank acc. no: BE20 7350 2551 7856 – BIC KREDBEBB
Refund of deposit or payment of administrative fee
Refund of deposit: Submit your passport and original receipt of payment, refunds will only be done by bank transfer, please allow 2 weeks processing time.
Payment of administrative fee: letter from the Department of Home Affairs and your passport with relevant permit.
Important notice for South African citizens travelling with temporary passports:
Please be advised that temporary passports are not accepted by some countries. It is the responsibility of the traveller to inquire with the countries to be visited before applying for a temporary passport. The Embassy/Consulate accepts no liability in this regard.
The following countries, known to this Mission, will no longer accept South Africans travelling on a temporary passport: Belgium – France – Italy – Netherlands – Luxemburg – Greece – United Kingdom – Germany – Canada – Saudi Arabia – China
Important notice for South African citizens travelling to South Africa:
SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT, 2004-10-25 (ACT NO. 17 OF 2004)
The Amendment act repealed section 9 of the South African Citizenship act, 1995, which regulated the use of the citizenship or nationality of another country by a South African dual citizen.
This inter alia means that the system of exemptions/letters of permission to make use of a foreign passport has now been terminated. No further applications in this regard may therefore be processed.
South African citizens MUST enter and leave South Africa on their South African passport.
It is of vital importance that you are in possession of an international driver’s license, which can be applied for at your local Community.
-Allow 10 working days for processing of visa/permit applications.
-Application for a South African passport/Birth certificate etc. can take up to 5 months to be finalised by Home Affairs in Pretoria.
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the Embassy.
Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA)
For registrations of South Africans abroad please visit the website www.dirco.gov.za
Address: South African Embassy – Rue Montoyer 17-19, 1000 Brussels
Visiting hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 12.00
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Telephone enquiries: Monday – Thursday 13.30 – 16.00
Friday 13.30 – 15.30
Telephone Numbers: Switchboard 00 32 (0) 22 85 44 53/64/92
After hours number – For Emergencies ONLY : 00 32 (0) 475 760270
Fax number: 00 32 (0) 25 14 25 05