South African passport holders travelling to Nigeria for the first time are required to pay REFUNDABLE repatriation fees of R6000.00 which is refundable on return to South Africa on fulfilment of the conditions stated below:
Banking details for Repatriation fees:
Account Number: 254549489
Bank Name: Standard Bank of South Africa
Branch Code: 011545
Branch Name : Hatfield
Conditions for Refund of repatriation fees:
Refund of the Repatriation fees of R6, 000 would be made to the applicant on return to South Africa and on submission of the following documents:
A written letter to the High Commission requesting the refund of the repatriation fees including :
- Account holder’s name
- Account number
- Name of Bank
- Branch Code
- Sort Code
- Copy of the deposit slip of R6000
- Copy of the data page of passport
- Copy of visa sticker
- Copy of stamped entry and exit at Nigerian port
Please note that no refunds would be made into Cheque accounts. Only Savings Accounts are accepted for this purpose.
Also note that Repatriation Fees are payable only by bank tellers / cash deposit into the account above.
Refund of repatriation fee takes approximately two weeks if all above conditions are met. However note that the refund of the repatriation fee will be less the sum by R350 which is bank charges for the transaction.
Please note that at no occasion would cash be accepted at the High Commission.