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JURISDICTION for South Africa: The South African Consulate in Chicago processes visas for residents of AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, OK, SD and WI.

 

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Visas for South Africa

Below you will find the requirements to obtain a visa for South Africa. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.

Note: South Africa is requiring that all applicants appear in person to submit documents. AVS may be allowed to pick-up a completed visa on your behalf and ship it to you. Please contact us for more info.

Please note: US Passport holders do not need a Visa for South Africa for trips less than 90 days whether for business or for tourism, however see below for Passport requirements, Yellow Fever info and traveling with a minor.

Jurisdiction: If you reside in the following States you can use the information below: AR, IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, OK, SD or WI. If you reside outside these states, contact us for information.

Requirements:

  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and at least 2 facing, blank visa pages

  • Two current passport-type photos

  • One completed and signed application. Click HERE for the application

  • Original Business Letter from company in the U.S. (for Business Visas)

  • Invitation from Company in South Africa

  • (NEW) Copy of front and back of Health Insurance Card and evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination. If you are traveling through any country that is Yellow Fever designated (Ghana, Senegal, etc), even if you do not leave the aircraft, you must be vaccinated or South Africa will deny entry. Call us for additional info.

  • Copy of flight itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets

  • Copy of current Bank Statement

  • Anyone traveling with a minor, call us for important restrictions

  • (For tourism) Copy of Hotel Reservation or Letter of Invitation if visiting friends or family

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card
    ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport

Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing: 10 or more Business days: $75
Rush Processing: 8-9 Business days: $125

South Africa charges: $88 for visas  

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
  2. If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, click HERE for our paper order form. Complete all information and ship your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.
Type: Visa
Country: South Africa
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular (10+ days)-South Africa
Rush (8-9 days)-South Africa Rush

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1228 - Chicago, IL 60604 
info@avschicago.com  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578

 

Note: Documents not in our office by 9:00 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive after 9:00 a.m. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.