To apply for an volunteer visa In South Africa. It is issued according to Section 22(b) of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No. 13 of 2002) you must submit the following documentation at the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate in your country of origin:
  • A duly completed application Form BI-1738
  • A passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit
  • Payment of the prescribed fee
  • A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act
  • Proof of financial means to cover your living expenses during your stay in the Republic in the form of:
bank statements
cash available,
    • or 
travelers’  cheque
  • Undertaking(s) by the host(s) in the Republic of South Africa
  • Proof of medical cover
  • A cash deposit equivalent to the value of a return ticket or an undertaking by the relevant institution to cover costs for deportation, if necessary
  • Medical and radiology reports
A police clearance certificate from each country in which you resided for 12 months or longer since the age of 18 years
A letter from the Department of Education or a public higher educational institution in the South Africa, confirming that it is responsible for organizing/administering the programme, outlining the activities and duration thereof, as well as confirming that it will take full responsibility for the student whilst he/she is in the country
A letter from an organ of the foreign state, confirming the particulars of the student, including confirmation of the student’s registration with a tertiary educational institution abroad, as well as the date on which study will commence
  • A report from a South African organ of state or learning institution prescribed in regulation 19(3)
  • A statement from the prospective employer confirming that:
the position for which the exchange permit will be issued exists
    • that your remuneration complies with labour requirements
the employer will provide for your welfare and needs whilst in its employ
    • the employer will inform the Department if you do not comply with the terms and conditions of your permit or leave the Republic
    • you will leave the country when your permit expires.

You will not qualify for a permanent residence permit within 2 years after the expiry of your exchange permit.