Requirements for long term
Port of Entry (PoE) visa for spouses of South African
A long term multiple entry PoE visa will also be issued
to a visa required spouse of a
South African Citizen resident in Taiwan. The purpose of
this visa is to allow the foreign spouse to visit South
Africa for holiday purposes or attend to family matters.
The visa does not allow the spouse to reside and work in
These visas will only be issued to spouses who have
previously travelled to South Africa. The visa will also
only be issued when applying for the next visit to South
Africa, i.e. you cannot apply if you are not travelling
In addition to the normal visa application requirements,
a written declaration / undertaking by the South African
spouse will be required in relation to future visits to
South Africa by his/her spouse. The declaration must
cover the following:
That he/she will take full financial responsibility for
their spouse special in relation to return / onward
flights, accommodation, medical cover and repatriation.
Ensure that their spouse will abide by the laws of South
Africa and conditions under which the visa is issued.
To inform LOSA of any change that may affect the
conditions under which the visa was issued.
That you know and understand that the Port of Entry visa
issued may not be used for residing or employment in
South Africa. If at any point you and your spouse opt to
reside permanently in South Africa, the visa will be
returned and the correct visa will be applied for at
That you understand that contravention of the conditions
of the visa may result in the visa being revoked and the
visa holder possible being listed as undesirable.
The couple must both be present on the day of
application for an interview. Additionally, the South
African spouse will be required to do the above
declaration in the presence of the Commissioner of
Please note that an appointment is required. When making
an appointment please inform the receptionist that you
are applying for the long-term frequent traveller visa
as the spouse of a South Citizen.
In addition to the completed application form and the
normal supporting documents for a visitoríŽs visa please
ensure that you bring along the following:
Passport (original and copy) for both spouses
certificate (original and copy)
Kindly note that:
The duration of the long term
Port of Entry (PoE) visa will be guided by the validity
of the passport submitted. A visa cannot be issued
beyond the expiry date of a passport. The visa issued
will there expire one month before the expiry date of
the passport submitted.
If the applicant receives a new passport because the
passport that contains the
long term POE has run out of
pages / has been of lost / damage etc, the PoE visa
issued must be cancelled and a new application must be
submitted for a new PoE visa to be issued against the
The new visa will be issued in line with the remaining
days available for the initial maximum period for
When you initially applied for a visa your passport was
valid for only 12 months. The visa issued was for 11
months. The new visa issued will be for the remaining 2
years and 1 month only.
You were issued with a 3 years POE visa but 2 years
later you are issued with a new passport and the
passport where your visa is issued in is nullified. Upon
receipt of a new application you will be issued with a
POE valid for the remaining year only.