Visa Regulations visiting South Africa for New Zealand Passport Holders

  • Applications will need to meet the requirements as detailed on the South African Home Affairs website. Please visit for more details on the documents required.
  • If in transit through OR Tambo, Lanseria, Cape Town or King Shaka International Airports, New Zealand nationals will not require transit visas (for travel en-route to neighbouring countries). However, transit visas will be required for all those transferring through any other ports of entry. Please enquire about transit visas with the South African High Commission in New Zealand.
  • There is a prescribed fee for visa applications with a turnaround time for visa issuance is 5 to 7 days.

For queries regarding the visa process, the South African High Commission in New Zealand can be reached on or
Alternatively, the South African High Commission in Canberra can be contact on 02 6272 7300

UPDATE: 17 February 2017