Visa Information

World Hospital Congress delegates are responsible for securing a Schengen visa (if applicable) in time for the event. IHF, La Unió Catalana d’Hospitals and Grupo RIC (local congress organizers) hold no responsibility for the application and process of visas. We highly recommend that you apply for a visa early to avoid inconveniences.

You can go to THIS PAGE or consult your preferred travel agency for more information.

Should you need an invitation letter, please contact WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com

Consulates

http://www.dirco.gov.za/consular/index.html
 

Entry Requirements

As for all international travel, visitors to South Africa are required to have a valid passport. Travelers from certain countries also require a visa. Visitors to South Africa should have a valid return or onward ticket for travel, sufficient means of support for the period and valid entry documents for the next destination. There must be two consecutive blank pages in your passport, which lie side by side when the passport is open (i.e. left and a right hand page). Passports must also be valid for at least six months. Passengers travelling to South Africa with passports, which do not comply with these requirements, will either be stopped from boarding the aircraft or risk deportation on arrival in South Africa. In addition, a parent travelling with children, without the other parent, will need a letter of consent from the absent parent. The police must certify the letter of consent.
Enquiries can be directed to the South African diplomatic representatives abroad. Visitors planning to travel to South Africa’s neighboring countries are advised to apply for multiple entry visas.
Please contact the Conference Secretariat to request a letter of invitation for visa purposes. An accurate complete registration form must be provided in order for the request to be processed. For more information about entry requirements, please visit South African Home Affairs website: http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/types-of-visas
If you hold a national passport (diplomatic, official or ordinary) or a travel document for the any one of the following listed countries / territories / international organizations, you will not need to apply for a visa before arriving at a South African port of entry if you intend to stay in the country for 90 days or less:

African Union Laissez Passer
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Botswana
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Denmark
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Greece

Iceland
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxemburg
Malta
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Paraguay
Portugal
San Marino
Singapore

Spain
St Vincent & the Grenadines
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania (90 days per year from 1 November 2010)
United Kingdom of Great Britain
Northern Ireland
British Islands of Bailiwick, Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man and Virgin Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela
United States of America
Zimbabwe

British Overseas Territories namely:
Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island, Gough Island and Tristan da Cuna), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island.