|Processing Time in South Africa for Extension: 30-40 days
Processing Time if lodged abroad: 30 days
|Government Fee in South Africa for Extension: R425
New Submission Centre Fee ( in SA ): 1350
Government Fee abroad: Dependent on Currency
|Application Form when submitting abroad: Click here
Application Form when submitting in SA: Done Online
Any foreigner who intends to seek medical treatment in South Africa at a medical institution for more than 3 months, needs to apply for a medical visa. The medical permit allows foreigners to stay in South Africa temporarily whilst undergoing treatment at their preferred medical institution.
A medical visa would only be approved if the foreigner needs to undergo treatment at a private hospital, public hospital, rehabilitation centres and detox clinics in South Africa. Please note that a medical permit holder may not work or apply for work while in the country.
How do I qualify?
A letter from the applicant’s registered medical practitioner or medical institution within the Republic, confirming;
- That space is available at the medical institution;
- The estimated costs of the treatment;
- Whether or not the disease or ailment is treatable;
- The period and details of the treatment in the Republic.
Processing Times and Requirements
The processing times are 30-40 working days.