Starting October 1, 2019, U.S. green card holders will be able to travel to South Africa without a visa. This is great news for anyone planning a trip to the beautiful country. Be sure to check out our blog for more information on this and other travel news.
Checkout this video:
Applying for a visa
U.S. citizens and green-card Holders Can Now Travel to South Africa without applying for a visa, the South African government announced recently.
The change comes as a result of a reciprocal agreement between the two countries, which now allows each other’s residents to stay in each other’s territory for up to 90 days without a visa.
While the agreement is good news for travelers, it’s important to note that it doesn’t mean that all travel to South Africa will be visa-free.travelers will still need to get a passport and show proof of onward travel and sufficient funds for their stay.
Meeting the requirements
In order to travel to South Africa, US green card holders must meet the following requirements:
-Have a valid US green card
-Have a valid passport
-Have a return ticket or onward ticket
-Have sufficient funds for their stay
-Not be declared undesirable by the South African government
-Not have any communicable diseases
What to expect when travelling
As of October 8, 2019, holders of US green Cards are now able to travel to South Africa without having to apply for a visa in advance. This is thanks to a new agreement between the two countries that makes it easier for green card holders to visit South Africa for business or pleasure.
If you’re planning on traveling to South Africa, there are a few things you should know before you go. First, make sure you have all the necessary documents in order. You’ll need a valid passport and green card as well as proof of onward travel. You may also be required to show proof of sufficient funds to support your stay in South Africa.
Once you arrive in South Africa, you’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days without a visa. If you plan on staying longer than that, you’ll need to apply for a visa in advance. There are a number of different visas available, so be sure to research which one is right for your situation.
Whether you’re traveling to South Africa for business or pleasure, make sure you take the time to enjoy all that this beautiful country has to offer. From its stunning natural scenery to its vibrant cities, there’s something for everyone in South Africa.
Tips for a hassle-free trip
The Republic of South Africa has opened its doors to American green card holders, making travel to the Rainbow Nation a reality for many. The move is part of a larger effort to improve relations between the two countries and it comes with a few stipulations. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your trip:
-All travelers must have a valid passport and green card. -Visas are not required for stays of 90 days or less. -Travelers must have proof of onward or return travel. -There is a plethora of things to see and do in South Africa, from safaris to wine tours to hikes up Table Mountain. Be sure to do your research and plan your itinerary in advance. -South Africa is a large country with many different regions. Explore as much as you can, but be sure to take time to relax and enjoy the slower pace of life in this beautiful country.
Documenting your trip
If you are a United States green card holder, you will now be able to travel to South Africa without the need for a visa. However, there are still some requirements that you will need to meet in order to be eligible for this travel privilege.
Firstly, you will need to have a valid green Card that is valid for at least six months from the date of your planned arrival in South Africa. You will also need to have a passport that is valid for at least 30 days from the date of your planned departure from South Africa. Lastly, you will need to provide proof of adequate financial means to support yourself during your stay in South Africa.
If you are able to meet all of these requirements, then you will be able to travel to South Africa without the need for a visa. However, it is important to note that this travel privilege is only valid for visits that are 90 days or less in duration.
Staying safe while travelling
As a US green card holder, you now have the opportunity to travel to South Africa. But, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks that come with travelling to any new country. Here are some tips to help you stay safe while you’re in South Africa:
-Research your destination before you go. This includes reading up on the local laws and customs, as well as familiarizing yourself with the local area.
-Make copies of all important documents, such as your passport and green card, and keep them in a safe place.
-Pack light and only bring essentials. This will make it easier to keep track of your belongings while you’re on the move.
-Be aware of your surroundings at all times and trust your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t.
-Keep your valuables close to you at all times and be cautious when using ATMs or withdrawing money from banks.
-Only use licensed taxis or ride-sharing services when travelling around South Africa. Avoid hailing taxis on the street.
By following these simple safety tips, you can help ensure that your trip to South Africa is enjoyable and incident-free.
Enjoying your trip
As a United States green card holder, you now have the opportunity to travel to South Africa for tourist or business purposes for up to 90 days without applying for a visa. This is thanks to the reciprocity agreement between the United States and South Africa, which came into effect on June 1, 2019.
U.S. Green Card holders can now travel to South Africa without a visa, thanks to a newly-implemented visa waiver program.
The program, which was announced earlier this year, allows Green Card holders to enter South Africa for business or tourism for up to 90 days without a visa. Previously, Green Card holders had to apply for and obtain a visitor’s visa before travelling to South Africa.
The waiver program is part of the U.S.-South Africa Strategic Partnership Forum, which was established in 2013 to strengthen economic, political, and security ties between the two countries.
Applying for a new visa
U.S. citizens and green card holders can now apply for a new visa that will allow to travel to South Africa for business or pleasure. The new visa will be valid for ten years and will allow multiple entries into the country.
Those who wish to apply for the new visa must submit an application form, a passport-style photograph, and a copy of their passport or green card. The application fee is $160, and the visa will be processed within two weeks.
Planning your next trip
U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can now travel to South Africa for business or leisure, the U.S. Department of State announced today. The change in policy was made in response to the lifting of the ban on non-essential travel to South Africa by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The State Department urges American travelers to consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on travel to South Africa. For those who choose to travel, we recommend enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive important updates from the embassy or consulate nearest your destination.
We also encourage all travelers to review our country specific information pages for guidance on security, local laws, and customs before planning any international travel.