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FIVA is a non-profit company created in 2014 to help facilitate the entry of foreign nationals into South Africa for the purpose of filming and modeling. We are proud to offer our clients an easier, more efficient way to obtain their work authorization, allowing them to go through the visa process with confidence. Our team of experienced professionals have worked closely with the Department of Home Affairs for the past nine years to ensure a hassle-free experience for South African service production companies facilitating foreign investment.

Only registered South African production companies and model agencies are able to access FIVA services.
Please contact your local South African service production company.


Passport vs Travel document

Even if you have a travel document from a visa exempt country, if your passport is

from a visa non-exempt country, you will still require a visa before travel.

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Letters issued

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Contact us

Please note our office hours are Monday to Friday 09h00 - 17h00

We are closed on weekends and public holidays.

 +27(28) 423 3595 |            |                      +27(79) 353 4816

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Our team is spearheaded by Rudi, who has 27 years of experience in the film industry to draw upon. His vast knowledge of the Industry and contacts have enabled FIVA to maintain an outstanding relationship with all role players, making him an invaluable asset.

Chief executive officer

Rudi Riek


With her background in hospitality management, Marna has the skills necessary to meet tight deadlines and provide excellent customer service with a friendly smile. She has been with FIVA for almost a decade, consistently delivering the best advice and service to our clients.

Senior administrator

Marna Riek

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FIVA is proud to introduce the newest member of our team, Zelda. With over 15 years of experience in the magazine publishing industry, Zelda brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the team. Her corporate background coupled with her eye for detail is an invaluable addition to the FIVA family.


Zelda Hamilton

We are incredibly grateful to the CEO of FIVA Rudi Riek and the incredible team behind him who work so tirelessly, and with such commitment and understanding, for our industry; they do this industry proud and are yet another example of what makes South African film production such a force to be reckoned with.

– Beccy Kellond, Marketing / Partner Moonlighting

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Downloadable resources and links

SA Missions list

Radiology Form

Long term

VFS Global

Extensions SA

Fiva Info Sheet

Traveling with Children

VFS Global

Visa appointments

Fiva Checklist

Parental consent form

   Visa Exempt     New List 

Proxy application

Permission letter

FIVA Child data consent


less than 90 days

Yellow Fever



more than 90 days

Passport Photo dimentions

Medical Form

How to apply

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