Following successful registration for the 17th International Conference of Drug Regulatory Authorities (ICDRA) and/or pre-ICDRA meeting, a letter of invitation will be forwarded to each delegate.

Visitors’ visas are required for international travellers (citizens of other countries) who have permanent residence outside of South Africa and who wish to visit the country on a temporary basis, for tourism or business purposes, for a period of 90 days or less.

Please visit the website of the South African Department of Home Affairs, listed below, which provides general information about South African visas:
www.dha.gov.za

Requirements for visitors’ visas differ from country to country and the requirements are subject to change.


Please visit the website below, which provides a list of passport holders, who are exempt from visas for South Africa:
http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries

Each application is treated as an individual case and you should make enquiries with your nearest South African mission or consulate abroad to see whether or not you are required to apply for a visa.

Please visit the website below to access the contact details of South African Embassies and Consulates located abroad:
http://www.dfa.gov.za/foreign/sa_abroad/index.htm

Visas are not issued at South African ports of entry, and airline officials are obliged to insist on visas before allowing passengers to board. If you arrive without a visa, immigration officials are obliged to put you onto a flight back to your home country.

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