Whether you are looking for beautiful scenery, wild animals, impressive cities or colonial history - on a South Africa trip, everyone will get their money's worth. South Africa is a unique mosaic of landscapes, surrounded by two oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian.
|Visa requirements||Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:|
Temporary passport: Yes
Identity card: No
Temporary identity card: No
Children's passport: Yes, unless extended or updated
Notes/Minimum Residual Validity:
Travel documents must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date of departure and have at least two blank pages for visa stamps.
There must also be sufficient pages for stamps again for onward travel to neighboring countries and subsequent return to South Africa.
German citizens do not need a visa for short-term tourist, visiting or business trips to South Africa.
Upon presentation of a valid return ticket, a visitor's visa is usually issued for the duration of the planned trip, up to a maximum of 90 days.
For other than short-term tourist, visitor's or business trips, German nationals require a visa, which should be applied for at the South African Embassy in Berlin prior to entry.
Holders of "Reiseausweis für Flüchtlinge gem. Abkommen vom 28.07.1951" issued in Germany, holders of German "Reiseausweis für Flüchtlinge gem. Abkommen vom 15.10.1946", as well as holders of "Reisedokumenten" are subject to the visa requirement for South Africa.
According to current entry regulations, overstaying any residence permit ("overstay") even by a few days results in a "declaration of undesirable person". This results in an automatic entry ban of one to five years. If you leave the country late, you will be declared an undesirable person even if you have applied for an extension of your residence permit but no decision has been made yet. This can only be appealed after leaving the country. However, the appeal process is lengthy and success is not guaranteed. The Foreign Office and its missions abroad have no influence on this.
It is imperative that you adhere to the residence permit issued to you and avoid an "overstay".
|Languages spoken||Afrikaans, English and many more|
|Country name||South Africa|