South Africa Offers Online Visa Application for Indian Tourists

As per the sources, South Africa will be starting an online visa application process on a pilot basis in India the present week and in China by February. After the successful completion of the test run, the online visa process wil come into effect from 1 April 2020 onwards.

How Will the Application System Be Launched?

Quoting Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, Minister of Tourism in South Africa, “The Ministry of Home Affairs has permitted us to launch an online visa application system, and we have identified India and China as initial markets for now. The first phase of the pilot was launched in Kenya; we have received feedback and are making improvements in the system. In terms of population, Kenya and India are different. Therefore, depending on the implementation of technology and its ability to access documents, if there are no glitches during the pilot run; the full implementation of the process will be on April 1, 2020”.

Further, for multiple–entry visa front, a Memorandum of Agreement has also been signed between the Home Ministers of India and South Africa. The country has also attended to the requirement of unabridged birth certificates for children travelling with parents.

With this latest development, do you plan on visiting South Africa soon? Well, you may now apply for a visa online through the new online visa application system!

This post was published by Ashutosh Chandra

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