Visas requirements for holders of British Official and Diplomatic Passports holders.

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Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs

published on 25 September 2014

We would also like to take this opportunity to update South Africans on visa requirements for holders of British Official and Diplomatic Passports. As from the first of September 2014, the department began implementation of visa requirements to British Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders.

This was done as a reciprocal measure to the British implementing a visa requirement to South African diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders.

The department, and government at large, has attempted, over the years, to persuade British authorities to review their visa requirements. At our end, we will continue to engage with our British counterparts to change their stance on this matter. Obviously, on our part, the first is a full exemption for all South African passport holders, but in the least we can start with exempting the Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders.

We must emphasize that our requirement to British is limited to Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders. Ordinary British passport holders such as tourists will remain unaffected by this new requirement.

Thank you very much for your attention.

 

We would also like to take this opportunity to update South Africans on visa requirements for holders of British Official and Diplomatic Passports. As from the first of September 2014, the department began implementation of visa requirements to British Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders.

This was done as a reciprocal measure to the British implementing a visa requirement to South African diplomatic, official and ordinary passport holders.

The department, and government at large, has attempted, over the years, to persuade British authorities to review their visa requirements. At our end, we will continue to engage with our British counterparts to change their stance on this matter. Obviously, on our part, the first is a full exemption for all South African passport holders, but in the least we can start with exempting the Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders.

We must emphasize that our requirement to British is limited to Diplomatic and Official Passport-holders. Ordinary British passport holders such as tourists will remain unaffected by this new requirement.

Thank you very much for your attention.