World Routes 2015

The 21st World Route Development Forum

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
19 - 22 September 2015

Visa Information

The visa invitation letter request process is now open for World Routes 2015.

Not everyone wishing to travel to South Africa needs to have a visa. Whether or not you need one depends on how long you want to spend in South Africa and for what purpose. Citizens who are a holder of a national passport (diplomatic, official or ordinary) of the following counties are not required to hold a visa for an intended stay of 90 days or less and when in transit.

African Union Laissez Passer

Liechtenstein

Andorra

Luxemburg

Argentina

Malta            

Australia

Monaco

Austria

Netherlands

Belgium

New Zealand

Botswana

Norway  

Brazil

Paraguay​

Canada

Portugal      

Chile (only ordinary passport holders)

San Marino    

Czech Republic

Singapore

Denmark

Spain

Ecuador

St Vincent & the Grenadines

Finland

Sweden

France

Switzerland

Germany 

Tanzania (90 days per year)

Greece

Trinidad & Tobago (only ordinary passport holders)

Iceland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland*

Ireland

British Overseas Territories

Israel

United States of America 

Italy

Uruguay

Jamaica

Venezuela

Japan

Zimbabwe

 

*Northern Ireland, British Islands, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man

** British Overseas Territories who are in possession of British passports namely: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island.

Citizens who are a holder of a national passport (diplomatic, official or ordinary) of the following counties are not required to hold a visa for an intended stay of 30 days or less and when in transit.

Antigua and Barbuda

Macau​**

Barbados

Malaysia

Belize                  

Malawi​

Benin

Maldives

Bolivia

Mauritius

Cape Verde

Mozambique​

Costa Rica

Peru

Cyprus              

Poland​

Gabon

Seychelles

Guyana

Slovak Republic​

Hong Kong​*

South Korea

Hungary​

Swaziland​

Jordan

Thailand          

Lesotho​​

Turkey

Zambia

 Namibia

*Hong Kong only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports]

**Macau [only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR)]

Citizens who are holders of a diplomatic, official and service passports of the following counties are not required to hold a visa for the period indicated below.

Albania

120 days

Mexico

90 days

Algeria

30 days

Madagascar

30 days

Angola

90 days 

Morocco

30 days

Belarus

90 days

Mozambique

90 days

Bulgaria

90 days

Paraguay

120 days

China (PROC)*

30 days

Poland

90 days

Cyprus

90 days 

Romania

90 days

Comoros

90 days

Russian Federation

90 days

Croatia 

90 days

Rwanda

30 days

Cuba

90 days (per annum)

Slovak

90 days

Egypt

30 days

Slovenia

120 days

Guinea

90 days

Tanzania

90 days

Hungary

120 days

Thailand

90 days

India

90 days

Tunisia

90 days

Ivory Coast

30 days

Vietnam

90 days

Kenya

30 days

   

If you cannot find your country in these lists, you need to finalise you visa before arriving in South Africa. Click here for more details on how to apply for a visa.


Useful Links

https://www.intergate-immigration.com/ - Application

http://www.visasouthafrica.org/visa/visa-application-process/ - Application process

http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/applying-for-sa-visa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_South_Africa

https://www.intergate-immigration.com/

https://www.crownrelo.com/en-us/moving-to-south-africa/durban-visas-permits 


Visa Invitation Letter

In addition to the visa application form, relevant fees and photos may be required; embassies may also require a letter of invitation from the inviting company. Should you require such document from our host Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, please complete the electronic request form in full ensuring accuracy throughout.

Most embassies and consulates accept a scanned copy of the invitation letter and therefore Durban, KwaZulu-Natal will issue the letters to applicants via email as an attachment. If your embassy or consulate does not accept an electronic copy, please select an alternative format in the ‘Format Options’ section of the request form.

ELECTRONIC VISA INVITATION LETTER REQUEST FORM

Please note – invitation letters will only be issued to individuals registered to attend the event.

Should you have any questions relating to visas or the visa invitation letter procedure please contact us on visas@routesonline.com