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It is our utmost priority to ensure that all delegates, regardless of country of origin, are able to attend the International Maternal Newborn Health Conference (IMNHC) 2023. Please note that visa requirements differ from country to country. Please click here to see which countries are currently exempt from applying for a visa, and visit the Department of Home Affairs to determine which countries may use an e-visa. Learn more about applying for a South African visa on the Department of Home Affairs website.
We strongly advise you to contact the embassy and/or consulate directly on any documentation that may be required prior to attempting to submit your application or applying in person. We have been informed from delegates that guidance being given in person may differ from what is otherwise publicly available. Click here to see a list of all South African embassies and their contact information.
An updated Letter of Invitation and Intention to Attend for Visa Purposes with additional information is now available in your Dryfta account. To download your letter, please follow these directions:
It is important that you update your profile to contain your passport information as this is necessary for the ‘Letter of Invitation and Intention to Attend for Visa Purposes’ to be available to you. This passport information will also be provided to our Government of South Africa colleagues who will be assisting with any visa challenges our delegates may encounter.
If you are facing any visa application challenges, please fill out this form and someone from our team will be in contact with you.
We are in regular communication with the South African Government to help support the visa process. Please note that follow up by our South African colleagues can only take place if all application materials have been submitted through the embassy and/or embassy website. We have also been advised that most applications require a minimum of 10 business days for processing.
We will continue to update this page as information becomes available regarding the visa process. Please also refer to the FAQs for more information.
AlignMNH is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with the U.S. Agency for International Development.