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Visa Requirements for NZ Passport Holders

Updated: 23 December 2016

Please take note of the recent changes to visa requirements for New Zealand passport holders entering South Africa.

  • Effective on/after 16 January 2017, all diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders of New Zealand will now require a visa to enter South Africa.
  • If travelling on New Zealand passports to South Africa before 16th January 2017 and returning after this date, the travellers do not need a visa.
  • New Zealanders living anywhere else in the world (including Australia) that do not have permanent residency in that country, would need to apply through the country of origin in this case through Wellington office.
  • News Zealanders living in Australia on permanent residency can apply through the South African Commission in Canberra.
  • The visa requirement is for New Zealanders travelling on New Zealand passports entering South Africa on / after 16 January 2017. If transiting through South Africa  through OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Lanseria Airport, Cape Town or King Shaka airports, New Zealand passport holders do not need transit visas.


For further information regarding visa requirement for New Zealand passport holders please visit www.dha.gov.za. Alternatively, the South African High Commission can be contacted:

  • Canberra: +61 2 6272 7300, immigration.canberra@foreign.gov.za
  • Wellington: +64 4 815 8484, consular@sahcwellington.co.nz or Wellington@foreign.gov.za

 

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