Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.96 ZAR (13 November 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).
Population: 57,7 million (June 2018 estimate).  Exchange rate: 1 CAD = 10.96 ZAR (13 November 2018).  Official Languages: 11.  Landmass: 1 233 404 km².   GDP Rank: 37 th (2016, World Bank).

Transit visas

Africa's neighbouring countries MUST apply for a transit visa unless they have long term status in that country. The neighbouring countries are Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Passport holders of these countries, who want to transit a South African port of entry enroute to any other country, may do so without applying for a transit visa.

Transit Visa Requirements:
  • Application form DHA-84. Signed and completed in black ink only. Do not use white–out on forms or make alterations. Include your email address and telephone numbers.
  • Original passport valid for no less than thirty (30) days after the expiry of the intended visit with three (3) completely blank pages.
  • Two (2) passport size photos.
  • Travel itinerary showing onward or return flight details. NOT airport codes. Must indicate the exact transit hours.
  • Applicant's current month bank statement reflecting total three months TO DATE bank statement record with account holder's name and available balance.
  • Notarised financial support letter from parents/spouses and certified copies of their valid passports and bank statements of guarantor. Do not blot out the account number or names on the bank statement. Please print your bank statement at least a day before visiting our offices.
  • Transit Visa Processing fee is CAN $ 79 (where applicable) Pay by money order or certified cheque or cash exact amount. The fee is Non-refundable even if you do not meet the requirements.
  • Xpresspost Canada Post self-addressed envelope for the return of your passport.















South African High Commission – Ottawa South African Consulate-General – Toronto:
15 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1M 1M8

Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639


Mon to Thu: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
110 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 600
Toronto, ON
M2N 6Y8

Tel: (416) 944 8825
Office faxline: (416) 944 0925
Direct Office Faxline: (416) 944 0419

Mon to Thu: 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM