Double Entry Visa?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 24, 2012 2:33 PM Last Post By: RudiK
Oct 13, 2012 7:06 AM
Oct 16, 2012 1:29 AM
1As far as I know, also Canadians, as everybody else, get a multiple entry visa when entering South Africa ( ,valid for 90 days ).
Oct 23, 2012 3:12 PM
2I am not sure what grak88 means by double entry via. When you enter South Africa you get a visa for 90 days. When you leave the country say after 20 days for example visiting Botswana and you return, your stamp in your passport is then valid again for 90 days. However, those people who needs a special visa to enter (you need to apply well in advance and there are fees involved) will only be valid as stated in your passport without extension.Many foreigners who want to stay longer than the 90 days will cross the border to Botswana, Lesotho or Swaziland for two or three days and re enter South Africa. Generally without a problem but if you do it for the thrid time border officials might start to question your motives!!
Oct 23, 2012 11:31 PM
3Yes, that is what I meant. For example, if I got to S. Africa, then leave after a few days to go to Namibia, can I go back into S. Africa. Thank you!!
Oct 24, 2012 5:43 AM
4"When you leave the country say after 20 days for example visiting Botswana and you return, your stamp in your passport is then valid again for 90 days."
Opsafari - as far as I know the 90 day period in your illustrative case is the original 90 days. The period does not restart when you return to South AFrica.
If you are outside the country (e.g. in Botswana) when the original 90 day period expires the new entry permit will obviously determine your latest departure date.
Do you agree with that?
Oct 24, 2012 2:15 PM
5Hi RudiK, a friend of mine from France left the country on the 88th day and returned to SA a week later and got a 90 day stamp again. I heard that visitors to Namibia is doing the same thing. I assume then if you have 20 days left and leave the country and when you return, you have to fill in the entry piece of paper and get a new stamp in your passport. I wonder if there are any Zimbabwiers that can shed more light on this as those who live close to the border at Mussina and either do their weekly or monthly shopping in Mussina. I will try and find out.
Oct 24, 2012 2:33 PM
6Hi Opsafari. That makes sense - 88 days + 7 out of RSA = 95 which means the original entry permit which was valid for 90 days had expired. A new 90 days entry permit would then be given.
However if he had left after 20 days and returned a week later, i.e. after 27 days the original 90 days would not yet have expired and no new entry permit would have been given.
I have no doubt that that rule applies to all neighbouring (and probably other) countries.
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