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Travel Documents

There are no visa requirements for travelers from the USA, UK or Canada going to South Africa for 90 days or less.

Any international travel requires the use of a passport. If you do not have a passport it is important to apply for one as soon as possible. It often takes four to six weeks to process the paperwork for a passport (and even longer during the peak travel season of March to August).

For questions about obtaining or renewing your passport (American citizens) you can visit

* If you have a passport, please note - it is highly recommended that your passport be valid for up to 6 months after your scheduled departure date

* It is also required that you have at least two consecutive completely blank pages (with no stamps or visas) in your passport. This is a requirement for entry into South Africa. If your passport is nearly full, you may need to have pages added or apply for a new passport.

* If you are a U.S. citizen, we recommend working with G3 Visas and Passports to make the process smooth and easy.

Make several photocopies of your passport. Leave a copy at home with your family and carry a copy with you at all times when you are overseas for identification purposes, money changing, etc. If you should lose your passport, having a copy will speed up the process of replacing it.