Can foreign nationals renew their South African visas?

South Africa will renew expired visas – long or short – for nationals specifically due to COVID-19 reasons for up to July 2020 after which this will be evaluated. In the spirit of international solidarity, if South Africa is asked by another country to safeguard its citizens – in the same way, South African citizens were retained in China – South Africa will not refuse them.

For those foreign nationals, who wish to extend their stay, not due to COVID-19, they will need to provide another good reason.

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