How to apply for a Medical Treatment Permit for Foreign Citizens in SA

SA HIGH COMMISSION UK | The medical treatment permit is issued to foreigners going to undergo medical treatment in South Africa.


The South African High Commission Home Affairs Consular Section in UK dealing with Foreign Passport Holders will be opened from 09h00 – 11h00 Monday to Friday except on public holidays. Collections will be from 11h00 – 12h00

Please note: Telephone Hours for the Home Affairs Section are between  15h00 – 17h00

Applicants for permanent residency must sent their request for appointment to: hours are between 09h00 – 11h00 from Monday to Friday except public Holidays. No one will be  attended to after 11h00.
Please provide us with your e-mail address. The e-mail address must be written at the bottom of the first page of the visa application form.

  1. No flight arrangements have to be made until the processing officer has informed you of the likelihood of the permit being issued to you.
  2. All payment must be in a form of money order or bank certified check.
  3. All applicants must provide their e—mail addresses so that they can be informed of the status of their applications.
  4. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  5. No calls should be made to the office until the application has passed stated turn around time.
  6. All applications must be sent to the office by special delivery envelopes.

Medical treatment permit is issued to foreigners going to undergo medical treatment in South Africa.


Processing Fee is £35.00


30 Working Days


  • Two passport size photographs. See guidelines on Passport & ID Photograph Specifications
  • Prescribed Form.
  • A letter from the applicant’s medical practitioner or medical institution, indicating the reasons/necessity for treatment, the period of treatment and particulars of the treatment plans in  SA;
  • Details of the person or institution responsible for the medical expenses and hospital fees, if any. Should the applicant’s medical scheme or employer not be liable for expenses incurred, proof of financial means or medical cover must be submitted.
  • Particulars of persons accompanying such permit holder.
  • Prepaid Self Addressed Special Delivery  Envelope


Temporary Residence Permit Please see attachment (contained within the Temporary Residence Permit) in respect of medical, radiological and police report.

South African High Commission
Home Affairs
Consular Section
15 Whitehall
London SW1A 2DD

+44 (0) 20 7925 8900

+44 (0) 7839 5198