New South African Visa Requirements for NZ Passport Holders


    Effective 16 January 2017, all New Zealand passport holders require a visa when travelling to South Africa.  Visas (Single & Multi-Entry) must be applied for in person at the South African High Commission in Wellington.

    • The current turnaround time for Visa Applications is between 5 and 7 days and involves:
      • applicants submitting their applications in person
      • meeting the requirements as detailed by the Department of Home Affairs (download requirements) which includes the completion of a visa application form (download form).
    • New Zealanders living anywhere else in the world (including Australia) who do not have permanent residency in that country, have to apply in person at the High Commission in Wellington.
    • New Zealand passport holders do not need to apply for a Transit Visa if transiting through OR Tambo International Airport, Lanseria, Cape Town or King Shaka airports.
    • New Zealand passport holders will require a Transit Visa if transiting through any other South African Port/Border Post.

    The South African High Commission in Wellington contact details:
    Address:       Level 7, State Insurance Tower, 1 Willis Street, Wellington.
    Phone:         + 64 4 815 8484 (only available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 12 noon)
    Email:          [email protected]  or [email protected]

    Additional queries regarding Visa applications and turnaround times can be directed to David Jordaan: [email protected]