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South Africa Study Permit & Student Visa Procedures


International scholars who wish to study whether at a primary, secondary, or advanced educational institution in South Africa must apply for a study permit as it’s the foremost criterion for entrance at South African Educational Institution. Then this information on South Africa study permit essentials and operation ways and means!

Depending upon your nation, end and time period of your visit, you may not bear a visa for South Africa. To know about the countries exempted from South African Visas, visit Department of Home Affairs.

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Operation Ways and Means

Transnational scholars must apply for the study permit after they’ve got the tentative acceptance letter from the concerned South African educational institution. Once you admit it, fill out a study permit operation form and submit it to your nearest South African Embassy/ Consulate along with all the needed attestation.

Submit the following documents along with the study permit operation,
operation form Must be completed and endorsed by you.

Valid Passport and 2 photos It should be valid for a minimum of 30 days more than the operation period.

Payment Submission evidence To know about the freights for study permit procedure, communicate your nearest South Africa Office Abroad.

Financial coffers Proof Showing that you ’re financially sound to pay your education freights and other charges. Submit bank statements of 3 months.

Health Insurance Proof, substantiation of Health insurance cover must be submitted. It must be registered or recognised in South Africa.

Birth Certificate Copy

Acceptance Letter It’s issued by the educational institution.

Extradition Guarantee If you don’t have a written undertaking of support from a South African, you’ll need to submit a cash deposit fellow to the quantum of a return ticket.

And if you ’re an African pupil, give substantiation that your country has endorsed a written undertaking to pay costs for deportation. However, or you’ll be going to a religious institution, in this case, If your programme is lower than one year.

Accommodation substantiation Indicating the details of accommodation arrangements in South Africa.

Medical Certificate A medical instrument and a radiological report/ casketX-ray or skin TB test results must be submitted.

Police Clearance Proof Anon-criminal instrument from the police department.

For Minor- Under the ages of 18

Submit a written authorization from the parents

Submit the details of the person in South Africa who’ll act as your guardian and a evidence letter from the intended guardian.

Acceptance Letter An sanctioned letter from the South African educational institution substantiating your acceptance and specifying the time span of your course/ programme.

substantiation of Sufficient fiscal coffers.

Processing Time
The processing time for Study Permit for South Africa is generally 6 weeks, therefore make your application to be timely.

Validity & Renewal of Study Permits.

Study permits are generally valid for the duration of the programme for which they were handed, or for 3 times for academy and 2 times for other educational institutions. After this time period, apply for renewal.

To know further about the Study Permit for South Africa, communicate your closest South African office overseas or visit the Department of Home Affairs.

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