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South Africa Medical Permit

The South African Medical Treatment Permit may be issued to any foreign national intending to receive medical treatment within the country for a period longer than 3 months.

Medical treatment may be received at any private or public hospital, or other bona fide health institution.

The applicant must provide sufficient proof that all treatment costs will be paid.

All applications must be supported by a letter from the applicant's medical practitioner or institution indicating: the nature of the ailment, the reason/necessity for treatment, the period of treatment, as well as particulars of the appointment(s) made within South Africa. The medical practitioner or institution must also undertake to notify the Department when treatment has been completed.

A medical treatment permit may be issued for a maximum period of 6 months, after which it may be extended for a further 6 months.