Immigration in South Africa

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Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
South African Department of House Affairs
Visiting South Africa
For Further Information
Department of Foreign Affairs
For visa requirements and health advices based on your personal details and itinerary, check IATA Travel Website.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
Only for passengers over 18 years of age: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 250g of tobacco.
1 liter of spirits or liquor, 2 liters of wine.
50ml of perfume, 250ml of eau de toilette
Foreign Currency
Restrictions apply
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Upward of Rand 5,000
Local Currency
Restrictions apply
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Upward of Rand 5,000
How to Refund Consumption Tax
The foreign visitors to South Africa can claim 14% VAT refunds on any unused purchases over the value of R250 purchased within the country on departure at the airports or land borders from the customs officer at the VAT refund desk. For more information, visit Tax Refund for Tourists
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