How many blank pages do you need in your passport???
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 6, 2008 5:48 AM Last Post By: suzannevicfalls
Oct 1, 2008 5:23 AM
How many blank pages do you need in your passport???I have been doing some research on this question. The answers are one page, two pages, three pages. I have only one blank page in my passport. So before I plan a trip - I need to know if I can get into the country. I can't get a new passport, because this one has my residence visa for England in it.
Help would be appreciated.
Oct 1, 2008 6:10 AM
Oct 1, 2008 10:20 AM
2You should check to make sure, but when I was living in the UK and replaced my passport I could travel with my UK visa in my old passport. You just show both passports when you re-enter the UK- your visa is still valid and the will just stamp your new passport and make a note that your visa is in your old passport.
Oct 1, 2008 10:43 AM
Oct 1, 2008 11:58 AM
4Confirm #4, we added pages (26) on the road at the consulate in Vietnam. It took about an hour. Half the places we went took up an entire page for their Visa.
Oct 1, 2008 3:18 PM
Oct 2, 2008 5:17 AM
6The usual version has been two pages if you need a visa (when one is used for the visa), but one if it's just for entry/exit stamps. That's basically also what is still on the DHA website.
But . . . there has been a big debate on another travel forum, about supposed new regs from 1 Sept. And some of those who are agreeing that there are new regs (or that officials think there are) are in the travel industry. Look for the "New Passport requirements for SA" thread here. At present it's thread #77.
Oct 2, 2008 6:25 AM
7Thank you very much for all of your answers.
I am a US citizen living in London. I emailed the embassy this morning and all I have to do is go over there (without an appointment) and they will add the extra pages. Should take about an hour.
Now I am going to post a question about Safaris in Kroger National Park.
Oct 2, 2008 6:26 AM
8Arthur, I have read the thread to which you refer and I am amazed. However, I think it is most important for many of the posters on Thorn Tree to be made aware of the situation. Many of them do not use travel agents at all and are highly unlikely to realise that they could be sent home without ever leaving O R Tambo.
Oct 6, 2008 5:48 AM
SOUTH AFRICAN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The information sent recently regarding South African passport requirements was incorrect. There have in fact been NO CHANGES to the entry requirements. Please accept our apologies for this unfortunate error which we know has caused some difficulties.
For nationals of countries whose citizens are visa exempt (eg USA, UK, most of Europe):
Passports must have:
at least one (1) unused (blank) visa page when presented to the South African Immigration Services upon arrival in South Africa.
For nationals of countries whose citizens require a visa or permit:
Passports (Including Travel/Emergency Travel Documents) must have:
At least two (2) unused (blank) visa pages when presented at the Embassy or Consulate; one page for affixing the visa or permit by the embassy/consulate and the other page for endorsement of entry/departure stamp by the South African Immigration Services.
Note: Visa pages referred above do not include pages reserved for observations, amendments and endorsements.
Entry Requirements for a Visitor's (Tourist) Visa
Passport requirements when applying for a South African visa or permit
Note: Passports/travel documents must be valid for at least 30 days after expiry of visit to South Africa
South African Embassy website: http://www.saembassy.org/
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