• This visitor’s visa is issued to people who want to visit South Africa for medical for a period up to three months.
  • People who require medical treatment for longer than three months must apply for a temporary residency permit.
  • Emergency patients transported by emergency flights or vehicles will be allowed entry if they do not have a visa. Immigration officers will facilitate their entry by not applying clearance procedures.
    • An immigration officer will visit the patient and if necessary, will issue the necessary medical permit. If the patient does not have a valid passport, she/he will be issued with a permit to legalize his or her stay for the duration of his or her hospitalization.
Medical Treatment Visa