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#1 macdonlg

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:27 AM

hi all,

I have done a search on Google and SA forums but cannot seem to find a list of countries where a South African passport holder can enter without a visa. Don't know what I am doing wrong but I get lots a pages of other countries where visas are not required for travel, but not for SA......could someone help me out with this please...


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Posted 15 June 2008 - 07:35 AM

hi all,

I have done a search on Google and SA forums but cannot seem to find a list of countries where a South African passport holder can enter without a visa. Don't know what I am doing wrong but I get lots a pages of other countries where visas are not required for travel, but not for SA......could someone help me out with this please...


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Hi hope this helps got it on the High Commission of South Africa in Australia site


http://www.sahc.org....a-countries.htm

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 08:50 AM

I went and checked the site, just for interest, and found that it says that you do not need a visa for Australia or NZ as a SA passport holder. Now we all now that is not true. So wonder when last they remembered to update it!

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 11:14 AM

Thank you - from a source on the SACanada board - this web site is very informative - www.rainbownation.com/visa/americas.asp

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:02 PM

http://en.wikipedia....frican_passport

Wikipedia has the best list I've found so far. Basically Asia and South America is relatively visa free for us.

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Posted 15 June 2008 - 06:13 PM

South Africa as far as I know held the point of view if the other country requires a visa from SA, SA also requires visas from them. Tit-for-tat kinda principle and that is how I understood it to be.

I understood that within the Common Weath countries it was not required, but I was very wrong about that one!

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 01:08 AM

Do you want to know for a specific country or is it just out of curiosity? The travel agents usually know too. I never needed one for the UK and Switzerland, but I think we need for any other country. Perhaps I am wrong, but you can trust me on the 2 I mentioned.

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:56 PM

hi there

Check this out:

The following is a quick reference guide for South African passport holders.
Please use the below info as a guideline only. Kindly confirm details with the
Embassies/Consulates concerned.


Country Do SA passport holders require visas
Albania
Yes
Algeria
Yes (Free)
Angola
Yes
Argentina
No
Australia
Yes
Austria (Cpt)
Yes
Austria (Pry)
Yes
Bahamas
No (if stay is less than 3 months)
Bangladesh
Yes (Free)
Barbados
No (maximum stay 6 months)
Belarus
Yes
Belgium (Cpt)
Yes
Belgium (Jnb)
Yes
Benin
No (stay not exceeding 30 days)
Bolivia
Yes
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Yes
Botswana
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Brazil
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Britain
No (for a stay of up to 6 months)
Bulgaria
Yes
Burkina Faso
Yes
Burundi
Yes
Cameroon
Yes
Canada
Yes
Canary Islands (Pry)
Yes
Canary Islands (Cpt)
Yes
Chile
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
China
Yes
Colombia
No (for a stay of up to 3 months)
Comoros
Yes
Congo
Yes
Costa Rica
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Croatia
Yes
Cuba
Yes
Cyprus
Yes
Czech Republic
Yes
Denmark
Yes
Democratic Rep. of Congo
Yes
Egypt
Yes (Free)
Eritrea
Yes
Estonia
Yes
Ethiopia
Yes
Finland (Cpt)
Yes
Finland (Pry)
Yes
France
Yes
Gabon
No (for up to 30 days)
Germany (Cpt)
Yes
Germany (Pry)
Yes
Germany (Dur)
Yes
Ghana
Yes
Greece (Cpt)
Yes
Greece (Dur)
Yes
Greece (Jnb)
Yes
Greece (Pry)
Yes
Guinea
Yes
Hong Kong
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Hungary
Yes
India (Dur)
Yes (Free)
India (Jnb)
Yes (Free)
Indonesia (Cpt)
Yes (issued on arrival)
Indonesia (Pry)
Yes
Iran
Yes
Iraq
Yes
Ireland
No (for a stay of up to 3 months)
Israel
Yes (issued on arrival)
Italy (Cpt)
Yes
Italy (Dur)
Yes
Italy (Jnb)
Yes
Italy (Pry)
Yes
Ivory Coast
Yes
Jamaica
No (for tourist purposes for up to 6 months)
Japan (Cpt)
Yes
Japan (Pry)
Yes
Jordan
Yes (Free)
Kenya
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Korea (South)
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Kuwait
Yes
Lebanon
Yes
Lesotho
No
Liberia
Yes
Libya
Yes
Macau
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Madagascar
Yes
Malawi
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Malaysia
No (for a stay of up to 1 month)
Maldives
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Mali
Yes
Mauritania
Yes
Mauritius
No (for a stay of up to 3 months)
Mexico
Yes
Mongolia
Yes
Morocco
Yes
Mozambique
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Myanmar
Yes
Namibia
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Netherlands (Cpt)
Yes
Netherlands (Dur)
Yes
Netherlands (Pry)
Yes
New Zealand
No (for a stay of up to 3 months)
Nigeria
Yes
Norway
Yes
Oman
Yes
Pakistan
Yes
Panama
Yes
Papua New Guinea
Yes
Paraguay
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Peru
No (for a stay of up to 90 days)
Philippines
No (for a stay of up to 21 days)
Poland
Yes
Portugal (Cpt)
Yes
Portugal (Dur)
Yes
Portugal (Jnb)
Yes
Portugal (Pry)
Yes
Romania (Cpt)
Yes
Russia (Cpt)
Yes
Russia (Pry)
Yes
Rwanda
No
Saudi Arabia
Yes
Serbia/Montenegro
Yes
Seychelles
No
Singapore
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Slovak Republic
Yes
Spain (Cpt)
Yes
Spain (Pry)
Yes
Sri Lanka
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Sudan
Yes
Swaziland
No
Sweden
Yes
Switzerland
No (for a stay of up to 3 months)
Syria
Yes
Taiwan (Cpt)
Yes (free)
Taiwan (Jnb)
Yes (free)
Taiwan (Pry)
Yes (free)
Tanzania
Yes
Thailand
No (for a stay of up to 30 days)
Trinidad & Tobago
Yes
Tunisia
Yes (can be obtained on arrival)
Turkey
Yes
UAE
Yes
Uganda
Yes
Ukraine
Yes
Uruguay
No
USA (Cpt)
Yes
USA (Dur)
Yes
USA (Jnb)
Yes
Venezuela
No (for tourist purposes up to 90 days)
Vietnam
Yes
Yemen
Yes
Yugoslavia
Yes
Zambia
No
Zimbabwe
Yes (free-can be obtained at port of entry)


hope it helps

Thanks :whome:




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