Visa Information

Letter of Invitation

If you need a letter of invitation to come to South Africa please contact the ISBGMO 2014 registration office.

Requirements:
  • Delegate must be registered and paid in full for the ISBGMO 2014 conference.
  • A clear copy of passport should be emailed to the ISBGMO registration office.
You can contact the ISBGMO 2014 registration office at:

Tel: +27 (0) 21 9489549 | Fax: +27 (0) 21 9485563 Email: isbgmo2014@allevents.co.za

Visa Information

This page provides guidance and information on making an application for a South African visa. Please note, for the purposes of this page, it is assumed that you are making your application outside of South Africa. If you are a citizen or passport holder of a visa exempt country, obviously the information will not apply to you.

To see a list of visa exempt countries, click here.

People who do not have South African passports need to apply for visas. This includes people who want to come to South Africa for a holiday or for business. You must organise a visa before you come to South Africa. You cannot apply for a visa at South African ports of entry.

The first step in applying for a South African visa is to go to the South African embassy or consulate in your country. To see a full list of all South African embassies and consulates, together with their contact information, please click here. From June 2014, VFS (Visa Facilitation Services) centers will be dotted around the world and will be the main place for visa and permit applications. The embassy or consulate or VFS center will provide you with the necessary visa application form. This form is known as a BI-84. For more information, please go to the Republic of South Africa Department of Home Affairs website.

Remember, you do not have to submit your visa application in person. You can ask anyone else (such as a travel agent or courier services or another family member) to submit the application on your behalf.

Documents required to apply for a visa:

  • A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
  • Your passport must have at least one unused page for entry/departure endorsements
  • A completed Form BI-84 (application for a visa)
  • Payment of the prescribed fee
  • A yellow-fever vaccination certificate (if required)
  • Statement and/or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
  • Two colour passport photographs
  • A return or onward ticket if you are travelling by air
  • If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents:
    • Proof of guardianship or custody or
    • Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor
    • Proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in South Africa in the form of:
      • Bank statements
      • Salary advances
      • Undertakings by the host(s) in South Africa
      • Bursary
      • Medical cover or
      • Cash available (including credit cards and traveller's cheques)

Remember, you do not have to submit your visa application in person. You can ask anyone else (such as a travel agent or courier services or another family member) to submit the application on your behalf.

Who needs to apply for a VISA to South Africa?

People who do not have South African passports need to apply for visas. This includes people who want to come to South Africa for a holiday or for business.

Where can you apply for a VISA?

You must organise a visa before you come to South Africa. You cannot apply for a visa at South African ports of entry.

Delegates travelling with children

If you have children (minors) travelling with you or joining in South Africa, you will need to provide the following additional documents

  • Proof of guardianship or custody or
  • Consent from the guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minor

Please find attached or click here to read a comprehensive guidelines document, assisting visitors with all they need to know regarding visa requirements to South Africa.

Should you require a letter of invitation to come to South Africa please contact the ISBGMO 2014 registration office.

Requirement

  • Delegate should be registered and paid in full for the ISBGMO 2014 Conference
  • A clear copy of Passport should be emailed to the ISBGMO registration office.

ISBGMO 2014 – Registration Team Registration Team Contact Details at:
Tel: +27 (0) 21 9489549 | Fax: +27 (0) 21 9485563 isbgmo2014@allevents.co.za