Visa Applications: Ghanaians Travelling To South Africa Can Now Apply Online

Visa Applications: Ghanaians Travelling To South Africa Can Now Apply Online

  • The South African government has allowed Ghanaians to apply for its visas online
  • South African High Commission said Ghanaians could visit the portal of the Department of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa
  • The High Commission said standard requirements such as a letter of invitation are still in force

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The South African government has announced that Ghanaians can now apply for their visas to the country online.

Ghana has been added to the country's E Visa list and no longer has to visit the South African High Commission in Accra.

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Ghanaians can now apply for South Africa visas online. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

The South African High Commission announced this development on September 28, 2023.

“The information is available on the portal of the Department of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa."

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The High Commission said requirements such as passport details, a letter of invitation, proof of accommodation and a bank statement are still in force and will be verified upon arrival.

UK to increase immigration fees

The UK will increase immigration and nationality fees from October 4, 2023, pending parliamentary approval.

YEN.com.gh reported that there will be an up to 35% increase in the cost of UK visas for Ghanaians and other prospective immigrants.

Ghanaians applying for student visas outside the UK will pay £127 more after the increase to £490.

Lazy people should not travel

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that another Ghanaian man raised eyebrows on TikTok after he advised lazy people to drop the idea of travelling abroad in search of greener pastures.

The man, who works as a factory hand in a fruit packaging warehouse, said the fundamental principle of success abroad is hard work; hence, anyone without that attribute should not bother travelling.

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Man complains about life abroad

YEN.com.gh reported that a man was disappointed in himself over his decision to travel abroad in search of greener pastures.

In a video, the young man, @oboo.emma, said he was deceived into thinking that life abroad is so easy until he got there and realised that hard work keeps everyone going.

The man lamented how he constantly works, adding that he had planned to return to Ghana.

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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