South Africa Study Permit Visa Requirements For Under 18 Years

These are for those not up to 18 years of age. The application form and the requirements

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South Africa Study Permit Visa Requirements For Under 18 Years

For those under the age of 18, this are the requirements you need to make sure you bring including the South Africa Study Permit Application Form. Read carefully and don’t make mistakes while filling your forms or it might cost you your visa. But if you’re more than 18 the you can South Africa Student Visa Permit Requirements.

South Africa Study Permit Visa Requirements For Under 18 Years

Your birth certificate is the first. If you do not have, or the one you have does not correspond with the date of birth in your certificates (From the other schools you have been to or the level of education you have gotten so far). Then you need to go to court and swear, get the affidavit stating your new age. Remember, it has to correspond with the other dates in your documents otherwise, they will smell something fishy and might deny you the visa.

Since you are under 18, you need to give them a proof which should include the physical address of the person and of cause contact number of the person you wish to stay with in South Africa. (Because you can’t stay alone since you are underage).The person will be your guardian and then a letter from the guardian confirming he/she is your guardian. You need to provide a sufficient finance means which you will use while in South Africa. Its very important.


However, if you are coming from NEW YORK then its important you know that the prepared envelops and labels from FedEx and UPS wont be accepted from you as South Africa Consulate in New York doesn’t accept it anymore. What you have to do is to enclose only USPS self-addressed, prepaid courier envelop for the office to facilitate return services.

Also, if you are coming to South Africa for study from Washington DC, the $16.00 use to be accepted by the South Africa embassy in Washington Dc which was to facilitate return services, will no longer be accepted but they will accept a prepaid envelope with a tracking number from either FedEx or US Postal Service.

However, for visas that is going to stay long in South Africa will take a while to be processed. About 3 – 4 weeks. So be patience while they process your visa. Remember, everything you filled in the South Africa Study Permit Application Form must be accurate and match to avoid them denying your visa. Good Luck.

South Africa Study Permit Visa Application For Under 18 Years

This is the South Africa Study Permit Application Form DHA-1738.  Download the form PDF HERE, print it out and then fill it correctly. Don’t make mistakes. This visa is given to those especially foreign students who wish to continue or pursue their education in South Africa.  After you must have successfully filled it up, head to the South African embassy in person and submit it. You don’t need to book any appointment because they are always ready at the embassy to see you.


If you are going to South Africa for study through Scholarship, I suggest you read this South Africa Student Visa Permit Requirements

Promise Onwuachu
I am Promise Onwuachu, CEO of Campusglory.com and undergraduate of International Studies And Diplomacy (ISD) in University Of Benin, Nigeria. I love writing and sharing knowledge as long as education and Tech is concerned. Contact Me Here

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