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Foreign Exchange

You may order your foreign exchange through your Travel Consultant to be delivered on an appointment basis to the Travelways branch of your choice at a time that is convenient to you.
What are the current foreign exchange allowances?
The current allowances are:

  • R1, 000, 000.00 per calendar year per adult (18+) and:
  • R200 000.00 per annum per child (under 18 years old).

What documents do I need to bring for collection?

A South African Resident – Natural or Permanent Resident:

  • Valid Proof of address – less than 3 months old
  • Green bar-coded ID and valid passport
  • e-Ticket print out – Departure beginning in South Africa and returning to South Africa

South African Non Resident:

  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of Foreign Currency brought into South Africa

Foreign National – Work Permit:

  • Valid Proof of address – less than 3 months old
  • Valid passport
  • Valid work or temporary resident permit
  • Proof of earnings
  • Air Ticket – Departure beginning in South Africa and returning to South Africa

How soon can I buy my foreign exchange?

Foreign exchange can be bought 60 days prior to departure.

May one keep unused foreign exchange for further trips?

No, according to the Reserve Bank rules, all foreign exchange needs to be re-purchased, through an authorised dealer, within 30 days of returning to South Africa.
Why can’t one purchase foreign exchange for Namibia, Lesotho or Swaziland?
They form part of the common monetary area, for which there is no foreign exchange allowance; there are no restrictions to the amount in Rands that passengers take to Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.
What does common monetary area mean?
Those are areas where the South African Rand is used and accepted.
In what format can one take foreign exchange?
Foreign exchange can be bought in the form of foreign cash and cash passport cards.
Are there any restrictions as to how much foreign cash one purchases?
No, one is entitled to take one’s full allowance in the form of foreign cash or cash card,
Can one accumulate one’s allowance if not utilised during the current year?
No, if one does not utilise one’s allowance during the current year it falls away.

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