South Africa: Kenyans to Take pleasure in Visa-Free Entry to South Africa Beginning Jan 1

South Africa: Kenyans to Take pleasure in Visa-Free Entry to South Africa Beginning Jan 1

Nairobi — Kenyans will get pleasure from visa-free entry to South Africa beginning January 1 2023 for a most of 90 days yearly.

This follows discussions between President William Ruto and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa at Statehouse Nairobi.

“I categorical Kenya’s appreciation for the progress we have made within the long-awaited visa-free regime between Kenya and South Africa,” stated Ruto.

The 2 heads of state additionally agreed on a return coverage when immigration legal guidelines are breached.

Pretoria has for lengthy remained noncommittal on reviewing visa necessities for Kenyans visiting South Africa making it an uphill job to safe one.

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta set the stage for discussions in 2016 when he stated the 2 international locations wanted to eliminate the restrictive visa necessities.

Final yr, President Ramaphosa and Uhuru began talks to loosen up visa restrictions for Kenyans visiting South Africa.

Nevertheless, this was given that Kenya takes again 1000’s of its residents who accessed South Africa illegally.

South Africans visiting Kenya don’t want a visa, while Kenyans pay Sh5,350 for a South African Visa.

The visas take not less than 5 days to be processed by the South African authorities.

Within the strict necessities, Kenyans making use of for visa should additionally present proof of adequate funds and return flight air tickets.

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