South Africa Tourist Visa FAQs

by | Apr 30, 2020

What type of South Africa tourist visa do you process?
  • Sticker
  • E-visa (Online)
  • E-visa (VFS Submission)
I want to apply for a South Africa visa, what are the requirements?
  • International passport (must be valid for at least 6months)

  • 5X5 white background passport photograph

  • Work details i.e., introduction letter, Work ID card, etc

  • CAC registration certificate if you own a business

  • 3 months bank statement (all pages must be stamped by the bank)

  • Yellow Fever Card

How much does South Africa visa application & processing fee cost?
  • Processing fee per Adult: NGN91,800

  • Processing fee per Child: NGN45,900

South Africa Sticker Visa Fees (self submission at VFS office):

  • Appointment fee: NGN30,000 (mandatory).
  • Courier services: NGN8,500 – NGN11,000 (optional).
  • Premium lounge: NGN12,500 (optional).
  • Visa application fee: NGN18,000 (mandatory)- paid at VFS office

South Africa E-visa Fees (online submission):

  • E-visa fee: $87
What is the difference between visa application fee and visa processing fee?
  • Visa Application fee is the fee you pay to the embassy for applying for a visa
  • Visa Processing fee is the fee you pay to TATAgency for visa services rendered to you
What does Visa Processing fee cover?
  • Filling of client’s application form
  • Flight reservation
  • Hotel reservation
  • Advisory services based on our experience
  • Documentation review
  • Guiding client through the application process
  • Further assistance where needed
  • Preparing client for interview through a pre-interview stage with TATAgency
What is the duration of the Visa?

7-30days: You might only be able to stay for 7-30days maximum per time but this is at the discretion of the consular

How long is the visa processing time with the embassy?
  • Sticker Visa: 3-4 weeks after submission
  • E-visa (online only): 3-8 weeks after submission
  • E-visa (VFS submission): 15-20 business days after submission

What if I am not working and I do not have a business, can I still apply?
Yes you can, provided you have a sponsor
Who is a Sponsor?
A sponsor is anyone who will be responsible for providing the funds for your trip
Will I go for interview?


Is it paper submission or online?
  • For sticker visa, It’s paper submission but you must have your appointment booked and confirmed before you can go and submit at the VFS centre.
  • For E-visa, there are two types: the one you will go for submission at the VFS and the other that is online submission only.

When will I go for submission at the visa application centre office (VFS)?
  • For sticker visa:

Submission is based on the available appointment date. Please note that the appointment date availability changes from time to time.

  • For E-visa:

If you are going for the one that requires you to submit at the embassy: submission is based on the available appointment date

If you are going for strictly online, you will submit within our internal processing time.


Will you review my documents before I submit?
Yes, our experts will guide you
Must I get an invitation letter before I can apply?
No, invitation does not guarantee a visa
I was just refused visa. Can I apply, if yes, when is the best time to reapply?
Yes you can reapply immediately
How much should I have in my account?
Enough to cover your trip, further guidance will be given to you during the process
Is your visa guaranteed?
We do not guarantee visa. Visa issuance is at the discretion of the consular. We will
guide you for a better chance based on our vast knowledge and experience on visa application
If I am not physically in Lagos or Abuja, can I still apply with TATAgency?
Yes you can. We will be in constant guidance and contact with you
Do TATAgency assist with work permit visa?
No, we do not
What if I am refused a visa, will there be a refund?
No, but you can reapply without paying TATAgency processing fee
Can I travel immediately my visa is out?
Yes you can
How do I trust TATAgency?
  • We are registered with CAC
  • We are IATA Accredited 
  • We are reggistered with NCAA
  • We have our office in Lagos and Canada
  • You can visit our website:
Do I need to have a travel history before applying?
No, you do not need to have travel history. It is only an added advantage
After getting my visa, can TATAgency assist with flight and accommodation?
Yes we can. We offer further discount for client who processed their visa with us