The visa application process in South Africa includes a load of paperwork, appointments made way in advance and a heavy fee.
South Africa has one of the world’s weakest passports, which means we often have to endure the indignity and expense of onerous visa applications.
Although there are a few visa-free destinations for South Africans and some e-visa options, many countries still require South Africans to pay upwards of R3 000 for a short-stay holiday visa.
The process is also seldom easy. Visa applications usually require an appointment, made long in advance, to visit a consulate or agency in person.
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