22 - 26 April 2024
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa

Visa information

Countries Exempt from South African Visas: South Africa allows citizens of certain countries to enter without obtaining a visa. This is typically for short stays. Examples include Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and others. The list may change, so check the latest information on this link.

Countries, including the United States, Canada, the European Union member states, and those that hold a Schengen visa, are exempt from obtaining a visa for short stays (usually up to 90 days) for tourism or business purposes.  

Visa / E-Visa Process:  Eligible citizens can apply through the South Africa eVisa application online.

We advise all delegates to apply for their visa as soon as possible to avoid any delays with the visa process.

Visa invitation letter to the AVCA Annual Conference

AVCA has secured support from the Department of Home Affairs South Africa to expedite visa processing for confirmed conference delegates. To ensure efficient processing and to avoid any potential delays, we encourage you to register for the conference at your earliest convenience. 

If you require an invitation letter, please request one using the form below. 

Visa Invitation Letter

Important information about travelling to South Africa

You will need to do the following at the point of entry to South Africa:

  • Passport valid for at least 30 days beyond your intended date of exit from South Africa

  • Visa (if applicable)

  • 2 blank passport pages for your visa (if applicable)

  • Your proof of accommodation

  • Return-flight air ticket or a ticket for onward travel