Visa & Embassy Info

VISAS

Students studying in South Africa for more than three months MUST secure a Student Study Permit, the South African equivalent to a student visa. 

 

 

All South African consulates within the U.S. have recently changed their regulations. All students are now required to apply for their study permit in person. Because of this change, Veritas  can no longer submit visa applications on the student's behalf; however, the South Africa Site Specialist will be happy to assist students with any visa questions or concerns. Detailed instructions on how to apply for the student visa will be provided to students.

 

After a student submits their visa application and passport at their respective consulate, it will typically take approximately 2-3 weeks to be processed and returned to the student.

 

If you complete your studies and wish to stay on after your student visa expires, you will have to apply and pay for another visa. If you wish to arrive earlier than the start of you studies, you may do so as long as your arrival date matches the arrival date on your student visa. Once you receive your student visa, please check it carefully to ensure you don't need to apply for alterations or extensions based on your personal plans. Veritas does not and cannot control the length of the student visa granted to you.

 

*If you are not a U.S. Citizen, please contact your local consulate for visa requirements and regulations. Students are ultimately responsible for securing their visa.

Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.

 

If students plan to arrive to South Africa before the program, they must make arrangements in advance for the arrival date on the student visa to be correct. Once students receive their student visas, they should review them carefully to ensure all information is correct and no alterations or extensions based on personal travel plans are required. Veritas does not and cannot control the student visa duration granted to any student. 

 

*If you are not a U.S. Citizen, please contact your local consulate for visa requirements and regulations.

 

All students are ultimately responsible for securing their visas.

 

CONSULATES

Embassy of the United States in South Africa

Web: http://southafrica.usembassy.gov//

General information:

*From the US Embassy in South Africa website: "American Citizen Services (ACS) is part of Consular Services, based at the U.S. Consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Assistance is provided to American citizens residing in or visiting South Africa, including but not limited to Passport services, Consular Reports of Births Abroad (CRBA), and Notarials. The consulates also assist in emergency situations, including deaths, arrests and crisis situations."

 

Location information

U.S. Embassy
PO Box 9536, Pretoria 0001
877 Pretorius St, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: (27-12) 431-4000
Fax: (27-12) 342-2299

 

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES
Embassy of South Africa in the United States

Email: az.vog.ocrid@aw.ralusnoc

Web: http://www.saembassy.org/

Tel: (202) 274-7991

Fax: (202) 244-9417

Street Address: Annex (for visas, passports, immigration matters)
4301 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 220
Washington, DC 20008

General information:

The Embassy is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Consular Section (Annex) is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

 

 

Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.