South Africa has become a global mecca for quality medical rehabilitation on account of its high standard of private healthcare and favourable foreign exchange rates. Institutions like Bethesda Rehabilitation Center cater to an 85% international clientele base, and are on par with top treatment centres around the world. With South Africa’s immigration regulations in an almost constant state of flux, we aim to help guide those looking for quality rehabilitative care in SA, to do so quickly and easily. So, what are the visa options available for someone looking to come to South Africa for rehabilitation?
Visas for rehabilitation in South Africa
Quite understandably, one might quite consider the South African medical treatment visa at first; however, in our experience, this type of visa is ostensibly reserved for individuals seeking treatment for life threating illnesses, and is not suited for rehabilitation purposes. Prospective patients seeking rehabilitation are better suited to the South African visitor’s visa – which is issued for a period of 3 months, and can be extended for an additional period of 3 months from within South Africa. Depending on the duration of your treatment and your country of origin, you may be visa exempt, and can simply undergo your rehabilitation without applying for a visa. If your country is not visa exempt, then not to worry, the South African visitor’s visa is typically processed in 5 to 15 working days.
What are the benefits of opting to undergo rehabilitation in South Africa?
- The Euro, Pound and Dollar to Rand exchange rate is extremely attractive, and what clients would be paying in Europe, England and America for a month of private rehabilitation will get you 2 to 3 months in South Africa.
- Situated along South Africa’s picturesque garden route and nestled near the breath-taking Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountain ranges, Bethesda Rehabilitation Centre finds itself in the quaint town of Plettenberg Bay – a locale of unparalleled natural beauty.
- Private rehabilitation centres like Bethesda adhere to a very high standard of treatment, and measure up against any of the top treatment centres in the world.
Individuals looking for assistance with their South African visitor’s visa can contact our offices. Should you be interested in exploring rehabilitative treatment in South Africa, be sure to get in touch with the Bethesda team.
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