Visa Requirements

Should you require a VISA letter for obtaining your visa, please complete the APME 2019 Form for VISA application (below) and email to aef2@sun.ac.za, whereafter you will receive your VISA letter.

Please complete the attached form: Form for VISA

Travelling with a minor

A parent travelling with children, without the other parent, will need a letter of consent from the absent parent. The police must certify the letter of consent.
Should you be travelling to South Africa with a minor please read here about the new travel requirement.

Travel requirements

Please note that, anyone travelling to South Africa must have two consecutive blank pages in their passport, which lie side by side when the passport is open (i.e. left and a right hand page).

Passports must also be valid for at least six months. Passengers travelling to South Africa with passports which do not comply with these requirements, will either be stopped from boarding the aircraft or risk deportation on arrival to South Africa.


Visas are not required for citizens of most European countries and many other countries. A valid passport is required. A list of countries that currently do not require a visa can be found at the South African Government website: Click here

Participants requiring a visa for entry into South Africa are strongly advised to make their applications in their home countries at least six months before their intended date of travel. For more information please contact your nearest embassy or South African Consulate or consult your travel agency. Delegates wishing to travel to South Africa's neighbouring countries and back to South Africa are advised to apply for a multiple-entry visa. Passengers travelling to South Africa are required to have a minimum of two blank pages in their passport to enable the issueing of an entry visa. If there is insufficient space in the passport, entry will be denied and the passenger is likely to be detained pending return to their country of origin. Perhaps this is the time to renew those almost-full passports!