Tourism

Solomon Islands visa requirements for South Africans

Basic Travel Requirements for South Africans visiting
Solomon Islands

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to
apply for a Solomon Islander Visa.


  • Valid South African passport. The visa should be valid for 6 months after exit from the country. The passport should have one blank page for entry stamp.
  • Completed visa application form which should carry the necessary signatures and stamp.
  • One recent passport-size photograph. The passport should follow the photo specification for a visa application.
  • Bank statement which is not older than 3 months from the period of entry to the country. This is proof that you can cater for yourself during the period of your stay in the country.
  • Valid travel insurance.
  • Proof of accommodation for the duration of your stay in the country.
  • Return or onward ticket.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

Solomon Islands Visa for South Africans

Facts about Solomon Islands


The Solomon Islands is a sovereign state consisting of six major islands and over 900 smaller islands. The country is well known for its islands, beach resorts, and beautiful scenery. Scuba-diving destinations are accessible in almost all parts of the country. The gigantic Marovo Lagoon and Iron Bottom Sound are two of the more popular destinations for scuba-diving. At the bottom of these two destinations, dozens of sunken warships from World War II can be found. Other activities to be engaged in while in the country include; surfing waves, snorkeling pristine reefs or kayaking across the lagoon. The best part about visiting the Solomon Islands is that it is usually not overcrowded.
 
The number of visitors received by the Solomon Islands in the year 2017 was more than 21,000 which was a jump of more than 10% compared to the figure posted the previous year. A bulk of the visitors in the country were from Australia and they accounted for about 37% of the total arrival. It is expected that the number of visits to the country will further increase in the years to come.

Currency equivalent of 50,000 SBD or more must be declared on entry and exit from the country.
 
Citizens of countries in the Schengen Area are allowed entry into the Solomon Islands for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

Swearing is punishable by large compensation claims and, in some cases, jail time. The use of illegal drugs is not allowed in the Solomon Islands and can lead to hefty prison sentences.

Types of Solomon Islands Visa


Types of VisaProcessing TimeDuration of Stay
Tourist visa15 days30 days
Business visa15 days30 days

General Requirements for Solomon Islands Visa


  • Valid South African passport. The visa should be valid for 6 months after exit from the country. The passport should have one blank page for entry stamp.
  • Completed visa application form which should carry the necessary signatures and stamp.
  • One recent passport-size photograph. The passport should follow the photo specification for a visa application.
  • Bank statement which is not older than 3 months from the period of entry to the country. This is proof that you can cater for yourself during the period of your stay in the country.
  • Valid travel insurance.
  • Proof of accommodation for the duration of your stay in the country.
  • Return or onward ticket.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

Solomon Islands Visa Fees


Tourist visa

100.00 (SBD)

Business visa

100.00 (SBD)

Solomon Islands Visa Application Centres & Embassies in
South Africa