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Please note that visa applicants are required to make a visa    appointment with the Immigration Services of the Liaison Office of South Africa. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

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Kindly note that Visa applications are processed over a period of 5 working days.

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VISITORS VISA

 

¡P        * Duly completed DHA-84 (in black ink) and signed by the applicant

¡P     * A passport with at least 2 free visa pages and must be valid for a minimum

         30 days after the intended visit to South Africa and its copy

         ( biometric/signature page), and the old passport or any other passport

          that may have been used for travel to South Africa previously.

¡P     *  One passport photo - 35mm width x 45mm height against white

          background and not altered / photo shopped and taken within three (3)

          months. The applicant must be facing forward and in natural form (no open

          mouth / smiling; both ears must be visible)

       * Non-refundable fee of NT1110.00 in cash for visa fee required

         nationals.  Not applicable for Taiwanese passport holders;

¡P     *   A proof of flight reservation ( a confirmed return/onward ticket is

           requested upon arrival at the port of entry)

      *  Proof of sufficient funds (recent three month bank statement etc.)

¡P        Visa required Non-Taiwanese passport holders must provide valid A.R.C.

¡P     *   Yellow fever certificate and its copy are required if applicants have

           travelled to or will travel from or through the Yellow Fever belt before

          entering South Africa, and must be issued for a minimum of 10 days prior

          to arrival in South Africa.

¡P     *  English marriage certificate and a photocopy of the certificate for the

          applicant whose spouse is a South African citizens, where applicable.

¡P     *   Applicants under the age of 18 years must provide the following additional

          documents:

 

Ø  Parents/guardians passports and copies

Ø  Proof of guardianship or custody (e.g. unabridged birth certificate or English household registration transcript) certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country;

Ø  Travel consent from the parent(s) / guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minors or minors travelling with one parent. The Parental Consent Affidavit (PCA) may be signed at any Notary Public in Taiwan or at our office (appointment to sign the affidavit in the presence of Commissioner of Oath is required).  

Ø  In case of unaccompanied minors or minors travelling with one of the parents, valid passport of parent(s) not travelling along should be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country

 

¡P        * Proof of accommodation in the form of confirmed hotel reservation in South

         Africa or a signed and certified letter of invitation* from the host, relative or

         friend in South Africa containing the following information:

Ø  full details (full names, date of birth and ID/passport number) of the invitee and those of the applicant as well as the purpose and duration of the visit

Ø  contact details of the host;

Ø  details of person responsible for accommodation (to indicate where the applicant will stay), expenses, medical and repatriation fee should it become necessary

 

¡P     *   Certified copy of the ID/valid Passport of the host*. For non-SAC

           (South  African Citizen) invitee, certified copy of passport and of proof of

           legal status in South Africa (e.g. copy of valid Temporary Residence Visa);

¡P        *  Certified copy of the proof of residential address of the host (e.g. the latest utility bill)    that is less than three months old

       * Documents must be certified by the South African Police Service

          (SAPS) within three months.

 

For ** tour groups, ***business, ****exhibitions / International Conferences purposes, please see below for more information

**Tour groups (along with above-mentioned general requirements the following should be included)

¡P        Ø Confirmed (guarantee) letter from tour agency

¡P     Ø  List of travellers with dates of birth, nationality and passport numbers

¡P     Ø  English travel schedule with the names, physical addresses and contact

           numbers of hotels

¡P     Ø  Letter from South African local travel agency

 

***For business purpose (along with above-mentioned general requirements the following should be included)

Ø  Invitation from South African based company with names and dates of birth of individuals invited

Ø  A signed guarantee letter from employer of applicant in Taiwan  outlining responsibility for accommodation, medical and repatriation should it become necessary. It should be endorsed by the bank as a form of financial undertaking.

Ø  Copy of Business Certificate (of employer)

 

****Exhibitions / International Conferences (along with above-mentioned general requirements the following must be included)

Ø  Invitation from South African contact or Conference organiser

Ø  English letter from employer of applicant in Taiwan outlining responsibility for accommodation, medical and repatriation should it become necessary.

 

The applicant might be requested to provide additional supporting document(s) if deemed necessary.

 

Collection of passport from LOSA:

 

Should the applicant not be able to collect the passport after visa application processing a third party may be authorised to collect the passport on behalf of the applicant.  On the day of collection, the third person authorised by the applicant to collect the passport must provide a signed authorisation letter from the applicant authorising them (third party) to collect the passport on behalf of the applicantThe authorisation letter must include:

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1.       Full names and ID/Passport number of person collecting the

         passport;

2.       Full names and ID/Passport number of the applicant as they

         appear in the passport

3.       Original receipt; and

4.       Original identification Document of the collector.

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TRANSIT VISA

 

Traveller transiting through the following international airports is exempted for a South African Transit visa to the neighbor countries, i.e. Kingdom of Lesotho, Kingdom of Swaziland, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique.

 

a)      OR Tambo International Airport;

b)      Cape Town International Airport;

c)       King Shaka International Airport;

d)      Lanseria

 

If transiting through South Africa to neighbouring countries using ground transport, a Visitors Visa is required.¡@

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Application for permit (visa) to temporarily sojourn in the South Africa

A duly completed application form (DHA-1738; page: 79~98) in black ink and signed by applicant.

(In respective of minor applicant (under age 18) both his/her parents need to sign for the form)

 

Ø  Choose a category of permit being applied for (on page 79)

Ø  Fill in the particular of applicant: from page 80 to 85.

Ø  Meet the supporting documents on page 86 and the

     category that the applicant is going to apply for.  All

     supporting documents shall not older than 3 months

     once it is issued. (All the supporting documents need to be

     authenticated by the relevant authorities by its issuing

     country.)

 

 

The following original supporting documents must accompany the application.

In respect of all temporary residence permit (visa) applications:

1.      One passport photo - 35mm width x 45mm height against white background and not altered / photo shopped and taken within three (3) months from the date of application. The face of the applicant must be facing forward and in natural form (no open mouth / smiling; both ears must be visible)

2.   A passport with a minimum of two unused visa pages and must be valid for a minimum 30 days after the intended visit to South Africa

3.   International Yellow Fever Certificate (for applicants that have travel to or through a Yellow Fever endemic area; or intend to travel through/to a Yellow Fever endemic area prior to arriving in South Africa) and its copy.  The International Yellow Fever Certificate must be valid for a minimum of 10 days upon arrival in South Africa.

4.   Medical Report (no needs to be authenticated/apostilled by its issuing country)

5.   Radiological Report (no needs to be authenticated/apostilled by its issuing country)

Ø  in respect of each applicant over the age of 12 years excluding pregnant women;

6.      Marriage certificate or in the case of a foreign spousal relationship, proof of official recognition thereof issued by the authorities of the foreign country of the applicant (where applicable) If the marriage certificate is not English document, it needs to be translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version marriage certificate needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

7.   The affidavit where a spousal relationship to a South African citizen or resident is applicable, as well as documentation proving cohabitation and the extent to which the related financial responsibilities are shared by the parties and setting out the particulars of children in the spousal relationship, where applicable.

8.   Divorce decree, where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version divorce certificate needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

9.   Court order granting full or specific parental responsibilities and rights, where applicable. translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version court order needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

10. Death certificate, in respect of late spouse, where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version death certificate needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

11.   Written consent from both parents and full parental responsibilities and rights parent, where applicable.

12. Proof of adoption where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version adoption order needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

13. Legal separation order, where applicable (translated to English by a sworn public translator and authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority; (e.g. Taiwanese English version separation order needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

14. Police clearance certificate from all countries the applicant resided in since age 18 years for one year or longer, translated to English by a sworn translator and authenticated/apostilled by the issuing country. ; (e.g. Taiwanese English version police clearance needs to be authenticated by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

15. Proof of financial means in the forms of (three month Bank statement, less than three month old from the date of submission);

16. Non-Taiwanese passport holders must provide valid A.R.C. and its copy.

17. Fee for study/relative¡¦s permit: NT$1110.  For all types of work permits: NT$3972.

 

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STUDY PERMIT (VISA):

Additional supporting documents in respect of a study visa:

 

1.      An official letter confirming provisional acceptance or acceptance at that learning institution and the duration of the course.

Ø  An undertaking by the Registrar or Principal of the learning institution to-

(i)  provide proof of registration as contemplated in

     the relevant legislation within 60 days of

     registration; or

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(ii) In the event of failure to register by the closing

     date, provide the Director-General of Department

     of Home Affairs with a notification of failure to

     register within 7 days of the closing date of

     registration;

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(iii)Within 30 days, notify the Director-General of

      Department of Home Affairs that the applicant is

      no longer registered with such institution;

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(iv)Within 30 days, notify the Director-General of

     Department of Home Affairs when the applicant

     has completed his or her studies or requires to

     extend such period of study

2.      In the case of a learner under the age of 18 years -

(i) an authenticated/apostilled unabridged birth certificate; (e.g. Taiwanese

    English birth certificate or household transcript needs to be authenticated

    by Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of R.O.C.)

(ii) A confirmatory letter from the guardian in South Africa (contains the full

     names, date of birth, ID/passport number of both parties and motivation),

     proof of physical address (e.g. the latest utility bill) and a copy of

     identity      document or passport of the adult person residing in the

     Republic, who is acting or has accepted to act as such learner's guardian.

     (The letter needs to be signed at South African Police Station (SAPS)

     and ID of guardian in South Africa and his/her proof of physical address

     need to be certified at SAPS)

(iii) Proof of consent for the intended stay from both parents, or where

      applicable, from the parent or legal guardian who has been issued with a

      court order granting full or specific parental responsibilities and rights or

      legal guardianship of the learner.

(iv) An undertaking by the parents or legal guardian that the learner will have

      medical cover for the full duration of the period of study

(v) Original consent letter from the parent(s) who will not travel with the

     minor applicant. Applicants under the age of 18 years must provide the

     following additional documents:

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In case of unaccompanied minors or minors travelling with one of the parents, valid passport of parent(s) not travelling along should be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country

Ø  Parents/guardians passports and copies (passport needs to be authenticated/apotilled by issuing authority)

Ø  Proof of guardianship or custody (e.g. unabridged birth certificate or English household registration transcript) certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country;

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Travel consent from the parent(s) / guardian in the case of an unaccompanied minors or minors travelling with one parent. The Parental Consent Affidavit (PCA) may be signed at any Notary Public in Taiwan or at our office (appointment to sign the affidavit in the presence of Commissioner of Oath is required).

3.      In the case of a foreign state accepting responsibility for the applicant in terms of a bilateral agreement, a written undertaking from such foreign state to pay for the departure of the applicant, where applicable

4.   Proof of medical cover renewed annually for the period of study with a medical scheme registered in R.S.A. in terms of the Medical Schemes Act.

5.   Proof of sufficient financial means available to the learner whilst resident in the Republic.

Ø   in the forms of three month Bank statement, less than three month old from the date of submission);

 

 

RELATIVES PERMIT (VISA):

Additional supporting documents in respect of a relative visa:

As an immediate family member of a South African citizen or permanent resident you may be issued a relative's permit once the financial means as contemplated in the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002 as amended) have been complied with. Relative¡¦s permits are valid for a period of 24 months and may be extended.

In a case where it is issued to spouse, it will lapse upon the dissolution of the relationship and the Department may at any time satisfy itself that a good faith spousal relationship exists and or continues to exist.

1.   Proof of kinship between the applicant and the citizen or permanent resident as contemplated in section 18(1) of the Act in the form of:

Ø  Marriage Certificate translated to English by a sworn public translator and certified/apotilled by issuing authority;

Ø  Unabridged Birth Certificate translated to English by a sworn public translator and certified/apotilled by issuing authority. Where necessary, paternity test results.

Ø  A formal letter issued from court or competent government authority indicating that the parent is an adult dependent to the SAC/ PR Holder.  The order must outline the full details of both parties i.e. full names, dates of birth, ID/Passport number.   Translated to English by a sworn public translator and certified/apotilled by issuing authority

2.    Proof of availability of a minimum amount of R8 500 per month x 24months (a relative permit valid for 2 years) per person for living expenses (this does not apply for a dependent minor child/ren of a South African citizen/permanent resident)

3.    A signed and certified letter of invitation* from the South African Citizen or a P.R. holder spouse/relative, containing the following information:

Ø  full details (full names, date of birth and ID/passport number) of the spouse/relative and those of the applicant as well as the purpose and duration of the visit

Ø  contact details of the invitee;

Ø  details of person responsible for accommodation, expenses, medical and repatriation fee should it become necessary

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4.   Certified copy of the ID/valid Passport of the spouse/relative *.

5.   Certified copy of the proof of residential address* (e.g. the latest utility bill), if applicable.

*Documents must be certified by the South African Police Service (SAPS) within three months.  If the South African or a P.R. holder spouse/relative is currently living in Taiwan, he/she needs to present themselves with the applicant.

6.   Non-refundable fee in cash (not applicable for the spouse or dependent child/ren of a South African citizen/permanent resident)

 

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GENERAL WORK PERMIT (VISA):

Additional supporting documents in respect of a general work visa:

1.      *The advertisement shall be an original clipping from the national printed media and shall¡X

      (a) reflect the full particulars of the relevant newspaper or magazine, as well

           as the dates on Which the advertisement was published;

(b) stipulate the minimum qualifications and experience required to fill the

      position;

(c) clearly define the position offered and the responsibilities to be performed;

(d) measure at least 60 millimetres by 60 millimetres;

(e) state the closing date for the application in the advertisement; and

(f) not be older than four months at the time of application, which period shall

    be calculated from the closing date for applications.

2.      A written undertaking by the employer(South African host)

Ø  accepting responsibility for the costs related to thedeportation of the applicant and his or her dependent family members, should it become necessary.

Ø  to ensure that the passport of his or her employee is valid at all times for the duration of his or her employment

Ø  to inform the Director-General of Department of Home Affairs should the applicant not comply with the provisions of the Act, or conditions of the visa.

Ø  to inform the Director-General of Department of Home Affairs upon the employee no longer being in the employ of such employer or when he or she is employed in a different capacity or role.

Ø  Comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)

Ø  Confirmation, in writing, from the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA, or any relevant government Department confirming the skills or qualifications of the applicant and appropriate post qualification experience;

Ø  Proof of Medical cover or undertaking in South Africa;

Ø  Unqualified candidates¡¦ comprehensive CV and contact information

 

3.      An application for a general work visa shall be accompanied by a certificate from the South African Department of Labour confirming that :

(a) despite a diligent search, the prospective employer has been unable to find a suitable citizen or permanent resident with qualifications or skills and experience equivalent to those of the applicant. the applicant has qualifications or proven skills and experience in line with the job offer;

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(b) the salary and benefits of the applicant are not inferior to the average salary and benefits of citizens or permanent residents occupying similar positions in the Republic;

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(c)  the contract of employment stipulating the conditions of employment and signed by both the employer and the applicant is in line with the labour standards in the Republic and is made conditional upon the general work visa being approved;

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(d) proof of qualifications evaluated by SAQA and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the Republic; and

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(e) full particulars of the employer, including, where applicable, proof of registration of the business with the Commission on the Intellectual Property and Companies (CIPC)

 

 

INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFER WORK PERMIT (VISA):

Additional supporting documents in respect of an intra-company transfer work visa:

1.   A written undertaking by the employer that -

Ø  accepting responsibility for the costs related to the deportation of the applicant and his or her dependent family members, should it become necessary.

Ø  to ensure that the passport of his or her employee is valid at all times for the duration of his or her employment

Ø  the foreigner shall only be employed in the specific position for which the permit (visa) has been issued;

Ø  the foreigner will, at all times, comply with the provisions of the Act and conditions of his or her visa and undertakes to immediately notify the Director-General of Department of Home Affairs if the employee refuses to comply with the provisions of the Act or conditions of the visa; and

Ø  A plan is developed for the transfer of skills to a South African citizen or permanent

Ø  An analysis of employees¡¦ nationality in the South African branch office and who will be replaced by the applicant, where applicable

2.     The foreigner's contract of employment with the company abroad valid for a period of not less than six months.

3.      Letter from the company abroad confirming that the applicant shall be transferred to a branch, subsidiary or an affiliate of that company in the Republic.

4.      An undertaking from the branch, subsidiary or an affiliate in the Republic

Ø  confirming the transfer of the foreigner and specifying the occupation and capacity in which the foreigner shall be employed.

Ø  To reimburse the Department of Home Affairs any costs incurred in relation to the deportation of the holder of an intra-company transfer work visa and any of his or her family members.

5.      A profile of company (Head Office)

 

 

CRITICAL SKILLS WORK PERMIT (VISA)

Additional supporting documents in respect of a critical skills work visa:

1.      A written undertaking by the employer

Ø   accepting responsibility for the costs related to the deportation of the applicant and his or her dependent family members, should it become necessary.

Ø   to ensure that the passport of his or her employee is valid at all times for the duration of his or her employment

Ø   shall ensure  that―

(a) the foreigner is only employed in the specific position for which the port of entry visa has been issued;

(b) the foreigner departs from the Republic on completion of his or her tour of duty; and   (c) the applicant will at all times comply with the provisions of the Act and will immediately notify the Director-General 

2.     A confirmation, in writing, from the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act, or any relevant government Department confirming the skills or qualifications of the applicant and appropriate post qualification experience.

3.   If required by law, proof of application for a certificate of registration with the professional body, council or board recognised by SAQA in terms of section 13(1)(i) of the National Qualifications Framework Act.

4.   Proof of evaluation of the foreign qualification by SAQA and translated by a sworn translator into one of the official languages of the Republic.      

5.   Testimonials from previous employers, if applicable, and a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV)

6.   Proof to substantiate exceptional skills or qualifications, such as publications and testimonials.

7.   A letter of motivation indicating that the exceptional skills possessed by the applicant will be to the benefit of the South African environment in which he/she intends to operate.

8.   Proof of employment within 12 months after obtaining Critical Skills work visa in a form of an employment contract specifying the occupation and capacity in which the foreigner shall be employed.

 

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