North and South American countries visa requirements

Important Notice About the Visa Guide

The information provided here is to be used as a guide only. Please consult with the relevant embassy or your travel agency before you travel. We cannot take any responsibility whatsoever for the use of this information.

This information is based on the following assumptions:
  • This is for South African passport holders only
  • The requirements are based on tourist and not business applications
  • You have the necessary funds/ tickets/ paperwork
  • You are applying for a visa in South Africa

Visa Requirements by country

CountryRequiredNotesMore Info
Antigua & BarbudanoFor less than 30 day stay
AntillesnoFor a stay of 14 days
ArubanoUp to 14 days stay
BahamasnoFor less than 90 day stay
BarbadosnoFor less than 90 day stay
BelizenoFor less than 90 day stay
BermudanoFor a 6 month stay
BrazilnoFor less than 90 day stay
British Virgin IslandsnoFor less than 14 days stay
Cayman IslandsnoFor a 6 month stay
ChilenoFor less than 90 day stay
Costa RicanoFor less than 30 day stay
Dominican Republicyes
El Salvadoryes
EquadornoFor up to 90 day stay
Falkland IslandsyesNot for cruise ship visitors
French Guyanayes
French West Indiesyes
GrenadanoFor a stay of 6 months
GuyananoFor less than 90 day stay
JamaicanoFor a stay of 6 months
MexicoyesGo to Consultate
MontserratnoFor less than 14 day stay
ParaguaynoFor less than 90 day stay
PerunoFor tourist 90 day stay
St Kitts NevisnoUp to 14 day stay
St LucianoUp to 90 day stay
St Pierre and Miquelonyes
St Vincent and GrenadinesnoUp to 14 day stay
Trinidad and Tobagono
Turks & CaicosnoFor less than 30 day stay