South Africa is one of the countries I’d really love to visit. I’ve been dreaming to see the table mountain in Cape Town, to finally see the BIG 5 in one of the Safaris in South Africa and dive with the great White Shark in Gansbaai! I was wondering how to get a visa for Philippine Passport Holder in Malaysia apparently their website is incomplete and the website is under maintenance as they’re constructing a new site. Luckily the embassy is just a walking distance from my office. I personally went to the South Africa Embassy to get the necessary requirements for the visa application.
I am so happy that there are only 7 requirements in the checklist that is applicable for me. I immediately applied for the visa and I was surprised it was swift!
Are you ready to get your South Africa Visa? Let’s get it on!
What are the requirements needed to apply for a South Africa Visa?
1. You need to complete the form BI-84 (Visa Application Form) in detail.
2. Valid Passport
3. 2 Recent Passport Size Photos (3,5 x 4,5 cm)
4. 3 Month Bank Statement
5. Certificate of Employment indicating the dates of your leave or Business Permit for self employed
6. Flight Itinerary from the Travel Agent.
Please do not purchase your ticket yet. In my case, I made a reservation at the Emirates Airlines Office in Pavilion office Space which is beside Pavilion Mall. There is no charge for the confirmed reservation ticket.
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
7. Confirmation of Hotel Booking in South Africa
I booked through booking.com. It’s perfect because there is no prepayment and cancellation is free!
How much is the Visa fee?
Visa free is RM 240. Note that this is non refundable.
TIP: Please do not be confused with all the requirements you see online as it differs from the country you are residing. Just follow the requirements that is needed and you’ll be fine. I also secure other papers like Payslips for the past 3 months, Hasil (LHDN) Copy e BE for Year 2016, Photocopy of previous passport visas and stamps, Bank Certificate, Detailed Itinerary and Cover Letter. Just prepare some documents which you may think is needed in case the embassy ask for additional requirements
How long does it take for the South Africa visa to be released?
Visa Processing takes about 5 days. They will call you when you can collect it. I was thrilled they called me after 3 days to pick up my passport.
Where to submit your Application?
SOUTH AFRICA EMBASSY
Suite 22, 01 Level 22 Menara HLA
No. 3, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur
Phone: +60 3-4024 4456
08:30am – 12:00pm Monday – Friday
There is no appointment needed, you just have to go there between their consular hours.
What are you waiting for? Get up close and personal with the BIG 5!