1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specializes in securing South Africa visas and can help you secure a South Africa visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa.  We process South Africa visas at the South Africa Embassy every day for residents of Canada.









South Africa Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my South Africa visa?
The best time to apply for your South Africa visa is 1-2 months before your travel date.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a South Africa visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The South Africa visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application in a secure way, using a traceable courier such as FedEx.

Sample of Business Travel Requirements for a South Africa Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. Visa May Not Be Required

    Persons attending simple business meetings or a business conference are visa exempt for 90 days. Travelers with business activities beyond meetings or conferences should use the requirements below to request a business visa. To qualify as visa exempt you must travel with a machine readable passport valid at least six months, possess proof of onward or return flights, documents for your next destination, sufficient funds relative to the intended length of stay, and an invitation letter or letter from the conference host.

Sample of Tourist Travel Requirements for a South Africa Visa for Canadian Citizens

  1. No Visa Required

    No visa is required for this destination for a stay of up to 90 days. Please keep in mind that while a visa is not required, you must:

    • Hold a machine readable passport
    • Hold a passport valid at least 30 days on entry with TWO blank visa pages
    • Hold proof of sufficient funds
    • Hold proof of onward/return flights
    • Hold all documents required for the next destination

    It is advisable to confirm with their airline that boarding will be permitted without a visa as these conditions are subject to change .

    While a visa is not required, you must have two blank visa pages in your passport in order to gain entry into South Africa.