A short-term visitor’s visa for South Africa allows foreign nationals to visit the country for tourism purposes and generally needs to be applied for prior to arrival in South Africa. Should the passport holder be visa exempt from South Africa, he/she will enter South Africa on an entry stamp for a period of 30 – 90 days. This visitor visa is for short stay purposes only and cannot be changed to a longer-term visa within the country. It is thus ideal for holiday goers and/or visiting family for a short period of time.