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E-visa system for South Africa to be expanded – what you should know

Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department has completed phase one of South Africa’s e-visa system, and is already planning to expand the system to offer more features going forward.

Responding in a recent written parliamentary Q&A, Motsoaledi said the initial deployment of the system was delayed due to Covid-19 lockdown and suspension of international travel.

He added that e-visa system has already been piloted in Kenya and India, and as of the end of September it had been deployed in a phased approach in the following countries:

  • Kenya;
  • Cameroon;
  • Philippines;
  • DRC;
  • Saudi Arabia.

Motsoaledi said that further upgrades for the e-visa system are also in the works, which will include more than just tourist visas.

“The current e-visa module is designed for tourists only, and further modules of the solution for other categories of visas will be developed and deployed in line with the stabilization of the launched version of the e-visa module.

“As the system…

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