Every visitor to South Africa must have a valid passport. Passport must have at least TWO blank facing pages in it and be valid for at least 6 months after your intended date of departure, otherwise entry may be denied. 

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 at the SA Government website:, a travel agent or the South African diplomatic or consular representative in your area. Visas cannot be obtained on arrival.

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.
If required, upon request, the Congress Secretariat will send delegates a letter of invitation to obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.

Please note that as an effort to reduce child trafficking, the South African Government has requested that children under the age of 18 need to travel with an unabridged birth certificate.

We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the Mother City!