Visa Requirements

When Visiting Cape Town 

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Cape Town Visa & Passport Overview

Planning a trip to Cape Town? One of the most important things to consider is whether you need a Visa and Passport.

If you’re a citizen of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, or most European countries, you don’t need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. However, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages. You can check on the South African government website to learn more.
But it’s always best to check with your own local embassy. 

Passport Requirements

To enter Cape Town, you will need a valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months’ validity remaining from your date of departure.

It’s always a good idea to make sure your passport is up-to-date well before your planned travel dates.


Visa Requirements

Depending on your country of origin, you may need a visa to enter Cape Town. Visitors from many countries, including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days.

If you do require a visa, below are the requirements for entering South Africa for visiting Cape Town:

  • A valid passport with at least two blank pages and six months validity remaining from your date of departure is required.
  • Visitors from countries eligible for the visa waiver program must have a return or onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds for their stay, and must not have a criminal record.
  • You will need to submit your application to the South African embassy or consulate in your country, along with the required documentation, such as your passport, proof of travel arrangements, and proof of sufficient funds.

Application Process

If you do require a visa to enter Cape Town, the application process can take several weeks or even months, so it’s important to plan ahead.

Obtaining a visa and passport for Cape Town is a relatively straightforward process for most travellers. With the right preparation and documentation, you can enjoy all that this incredible city has to offer without any hassle.

So start planning your Glorious Cape Town adventure  today and get ready to experience the magic of the city!

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Please note we do not assist with visa applications. You should always check with your local embassy for detailed requirements and updates regarding travel.