Study Permits and Immigration

At Kingswood, we welcome pupils from across the world – around 25% of boarders are from outside of South Africa, and we are very proud of the experiences and cultural diversity this brings to the school. For more information on being an international pupil at Kingswood, click here

Passports:

All international pupils or pupils who are not SA citizens or permanent residents need to ensure they have a valid Passport. All SA citizens need to ensure they have a copy of their Birth Certificate or Identity Card.

Study Permits:

All international pupils or pupils who are not SA citizens or permanent residents need to ensure they have a valid study visa. These can be applied for in your country of residence at your local South African Embassy or VFS Global facilities within South Africa (http://www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica/index.html). Contact the Travel Coordinator to assist with the required information and documentation.

Immigration documents:

Under South African immigration law, all children under 18 years of age need to carry certain documents with them when leaving or entering SA.  Please ensure your child has all the necessary documentation before they travel to school:

  1. Certified copy of the child’s unabridged birth certificate showing both parents names.
  2. Certified parental affidavit not less than 6 months old signed by both parents giving permission for the child to travel across the South African Border.
  3. Certified colour copies of both parents’ passports.
  4. Loco Parentisaffidavit not less than 6 months old signed by the college head stating the child resides at Kingswood College. (Provided by Kingswood College)