Visa requirements

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Delegates who require a visa can obtain a letter through the Global Evidence Summit website that confirms their registration. The visa letter, which includes all relevant personal details, can be accessed from the left hand menu once registration is completed.

Passports and visas

Every visitor to South Africa must have a valid passport. Passport holders from more than 80 countries, including USA, Canada, UK, Japan and the EU can visit South Africa without a visa. Information regarding visas can be obtained from your travel agent or the South African diplomatic or consular representative in your area. Passports should have at least 2 completely empty pages otherwise entry may be denied. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your intended date of departure. Delegates requiring visas, and who intend taking tours to neighbouring Southern African countries, are advised to secure a multiple entry visa. Tourists must satisfy immigration officers that they have the means of support for the duration of their stay in the country and return /onward tickets. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival. A list of countries that currently do not require a visa can be found at the SA Government website:
http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/apply-for-a-south-african-visa.