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  • Writer's pictureSue-Allan Mehl

IMPORTANT - Check your entry stamp when arriving in South Africa

As we are receiving far too many enquiries on what to do regarding wrong admissions into South Africa, we thought we would write this short blog to clarify on what needs to be done.

We have also posted a blog on travel tips for South Africa previously, should you wish to refer to the post.

Our advice in this regard is clear - please check your entry stamp at immigration control after you have received your stamp. Check your stamp whilst you are at the airport in the event you have been wrongly admitted. Immigration control can sometimes make mistakes especially if it is extremely busy at the airport. Check that your entry stamp has the correct entry date, correct expiry date (how long your visa is supposed to be issued for) as well as the correct conditions aligned with your intended visit.

If you are a tourist, the conditions should stipulate 'holiday' or 'vacation'. If you obtained a work visa abroad, the conditions should be written 'work' on the entry stamp. These are the typical examples of how you are supposed to be landed at immigration control.

A last reminder that it is your responsibility, as the passport holder, to check what is happening within your passport.

If you are unsure whether you have been landed correctly at the airport, please reach out to us via our Contact Form on Alternatively, we can be reached on +2773 5357 534 or


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