South Africa visa requirements for Burkinabes

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Burkinabes visiting South Africa

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a South African Visa.


  • A Burkina Faso passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs (35 mm x 45 mm) taken in white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

South Africa Visa for Burkinabes

Facts about South Africa


South Africa is popular for its natural landscape, game reserves, and cultural heritage. Tourists interested in natural history would have a good time visiting the country. A wide range of species can be found in various nature parks around the country. The most popular national parks are the Kruger National Park and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, other smaller parks are Addo National Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park. There are also beaches which offer activities like surfing and kayaking. In addition to its numerous natural attractions, South Africa also boasts a large number of attractions of cultural significance. They include caves forming part of the Cradle of Humankind in Gauteng, the ruins of the Kingdom of Mapungubwe in northern Limpopo, the wine routes of the Western Cape amongst others.
 
The tourism industry is one of the most important industries of the South African economy. In 2012, the country was responsible for directly contributing ZAR 102 billion of South African GDP and supports 10.3% of jobs in the country. In 2014, over 9 million tourists visited South Africa which was a 0.1% increase from the number of visitors recorded the previous year.
 
Foreigners visiting South Africa are not allowed to enter the country with more than ZAR25,000 but can enter the country with unlimited foreign currency. No Kruger coin is allowed. On exit from the country, you cannot be in possession of more than ZAR25,000 but can leave with unlimited foreign currency if the amount was declared on entry. Foreigners can leave the country with up to 15 Kruger coins if there is proof it was purchased with foreign currency.
 
Citizens of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malta, Portugal, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, etc can gain entry visa-free for a stay of 90 days. Nationals of Angola, Antigua, and Barbuda, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Hungary, Jordan, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, etc do not need a visa for stays of 30 days or less.

Types of South Africa Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Visitor Visa 6-8 weeks 90 days
Work visa 6-8 weeks variable
Student visa 6-8 weeks variable

General Requirements for South Africa Visa


  • A Burkina Faso passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Passport-size photographs (35 mm x 45 mm) taken in white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to home country, e.g. verification from applicant’s employer.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

South Africa Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Visitor Visa

80.00 (USD)

Work visa

102.00 (USD)

Student visa

80.00 (USD)

South Africa Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Burkina Faso


Location

Address

Ouagadougou

South African Embassy Avenue Pascal ZAGRE – Villa No 149 Rue de BADNOGO – OUAGA 2000 12 BP: 296 Ouagadougou 12 BURKINA FASO.

http://www.dirco.gov.za/burkina_faso/contacts.html

saemb.ouaga@dirco.gov.za

253-760-98 / 253-764-03

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to process a South African visa?

The timelines given by the South African High Commission for the processing of each application is a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks. However, visa applicants should bear in mind that each application is subject to an individual assessment and processing times may vary.


When is the best time to visit South Africa?

South Africa is a year-round destination. Still, different parts of the country are more attractive at different times of the year. You can tailor the timing of your trip according to what interests you the most, e.g., wildlife viewing is best from June through October.


What is the coldest month in South Africa?

South Africa has the typical weather of the Southern Hemisphere, with the coldest days in the months of June to August.


What can I wear in South Africa?

South African dress style generally more casual, so opt for dresses, shorts, T-shirts and light trousers. The evenings can be cooler so do bring a light sweater or jacket along, and an umbrella for summer thundershower, especially if you're staying in Johannesburg.