Administrative fines for overstaying in South Africa
when an immigration officer notices your visa has expired. Any foreigner leaving South Africa after his/her visa has expired will be responsible to pay a fine ranging between R 2,500.00 to R 3,000.00 to the Department of Home Affairs, Neglecting to pay the fine will implicate matters for you in future as immigration officers will deny you entry into South Africa or your visa will be denied by the South African Embassy.
Where can you pay the fine?
If you have been issued with a fine, you may pay this upon departure or at your Embassy in your country of origin. Once the fine has been paid then only will you be allowed to enter into South Africa and always keep your receipt handy in case the immigration officer requests it.
What documents do I need when I pay the fine?
1. Original Passport
2. Original fine notice
3. Exact fine amount quoted on fine
Immigration officials have been instructed to fine any foreigner who has overstayed and as mentioned fines are ranging between R 2,500.00 to R 3,000.00 for overstaying. If you are planning to spend an extra few days in South Africa, rather do the necessary work and avoid being illegal in South Africa.
Call Else Visa to assist you with your visa and avoid paying hefty penalties.