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Visitors visa for a period of exceeding 3 months

Overview

This visa is for applicants apply a period exceeding 3 months less than 3 year

Visa fees

Visa Category Sub category Visa Fee in RMB Service fee in RMB (Inclusive of all Applicable Taxes
Visitors visa A Period Exceeding 3 Months Less than 3 Years 220 260

Documents Required

Photo Specifications

PHOTOGRAPH SPECIFICATIONS FOR VISAS

Photograph specifications for visas, permits etc

Photographs must be:

  1. 35mm in width and 45mm in length
  2. A close-up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 – 80% of the photograph Of high quality with no ink marks, lines or creases and not damaged
  3. Taken against a white background

The photograph must:

  1. Show you looking directly at the camera
  2. Have appropriate brightness and contrast

    Head coverings are not permitted, except for religious reasons, but your facial features must be clearly shown.

    Spectacles may be worn provided that the lenses do not make the eyes invisible.

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correct
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incorrect (looking away)
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incorrect (unnatural skin tones)

Processing Time

Applicants who have submitted their application at the South Africa Visa application centres in China can collect the passport from the application centre after 5-10 working days (at least 5 working days) starting from the day after the date of submission. The processing time is counted from the date when the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing and the Consulate General of South Africa in Shanghai receives the application documents; it will not include the application delivery time between the Visa Application Centre and Embassy/Consulate. Visa application submitted in Chengdu/Shenyang/Wuhan /Xi’an Visa Application Centre will be delivered to the Embassy of South Africa in Beijing for processing. Visa application submitted in Guangzhou/Hangzhou/Jinan Visa Application Centre will be delivered to Consulate General of South Africa in Shanghai for processing. Please be informed that the processing time may vary depending on individual circumstances. The collection timing is 8:00 - 15:00 (Monday-Friday except weekends & holidays mentioned in the holidays list).

To collect the passport, please bring the original acknowledgement receipt and any original Government Photo ID proof.

Download Form

  Please click here to download Visa Application Form DHA-84.