1. Fast.  CIBTvisas specialises in securing South Africa visas and can help you secure a South Africa visa.
  2. Easy.  CIBTvisas is the easiest way to get a visa and can secure in as little as one day.  We process South Africa visas at the South Africa Embassy every day for residents of the UK.











South Africa Visa FAQs

When is the best time to apply for my South Africa visa?
The best time to apply for your South Africa visa is 1-2 months before your travel date. However, if you are running short on time, we may be able to process your visa on a faster service at the Embassy’s discretion.

Do I have to send you my passport to get a South Africa visa? Is it safe to send a passport?
Yes. You will need to send your actual passport, not a copy of it. The South Africa visa is stamped on your passport and will become one of your passport pages. Visa request cannot be processed without your original passport. Because of the importance of your passport, we strongly suggest that you send your application by a secure method, such as a guaranteed postal service or courier.

Important Information

Visa Collection Service
CIBTvisas is happy to assist applicants with the collection and secure despatch of their passport and visa from the Embassy upon successful issuance. In order to facilitate this service, CIBTvisas will require a fully completed Order Form and the confirmation email from the Embassy stating that the visa is ready and the passport can be collected

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an South Africa Visa for Swiss Citizens

  1. Personal Appearance

    The Embassy requires that applicants apply for a visa in person. CIBTvisas is unable to assist in this instance. Please contact the Embassy for further information 

  2. Collection Service

    CIBTvisas offers a collection service for visa applicants. All successful visa applicants requiring this service must submit:

    • The original collection ticket [Do not use staples]
    • A fully completed CIBTvisas order form
    • An original letter from the applicant authorising a CIBTvisas courier to collect the visa on the applicant's behalf