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International Patients

It can be overwhelming to consider fertility treatment and all that goes along with it. Even more so when you have to travel internationally. PTA Fertility Centre is a popular choice for international patients due to our affordable prices and exceptional care. We are here for you, every step of the way.

Why choose us?

Here at PTA Fertility Centre we strive to make you feel at home, no matter where you’re from. Our staff are friendly and service is our number one priority. Our doctors use high-end technology and exceptional care. Compared to many other top clinics in South Africa, we are also the most affordable.

Exceptional Care

Our highly-qualified staff are always prepared and glad to assist. We believe that only the best is good enough for you. 

Affordability

Compared to other top fertility centres in the country, we rank at the top for quality care at an affordable price. 

High quality procedures

Our doctors are always up-to-date with the latest procedures and techniques. 

Doctors and staff at PTA Fertility Centre know and understand the anxiety and fears brought about by infertility. Our ultimate aim is to provide a safe space where cutting-edge infertility solutions can be applied with a human touch.

Where do I start?

Due to exceptional care and a patient-friendly environment, we offer treatment to all international couples. Pretoria Fertility Centre is a SASREG-accredited clinic. SASREG is the Southern African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy who governs the fertility quality care in Reproductive Medicine. You’re in good hands.

Contact us

Firstly, get into contact with one of our fertility coordinators through the contact form. They will get in touch and initiate the process.

Fill out registration form

The registration form is to be completed and returned to the clinic with a copy of relevant medical records such as blood results and semen analysis.

Visa application letter

Upon scheduling the first appointment a visa application letter must be requested. If you require a visa for travelling to South Africa, a Medical Treatment Visa is recommended in lieu of a visitor’s visa that cannot be easily extended.

Verify Visa application letter details

This letter will indicate the nature of the treatment as well as the date and time of the first appointment. It will also include the estimated costs of the treatment and the period of intended treatment. Your full names, passport numbers and passport expiry dates (for both husband and wife or partner/s) are required.

First Appointment

Once the Visa application letter has been approved, you can go to the appointment as scheduled by the fertility coordinator. If you need help getting to us, or need a place to stay, see Accommodation.

Accommodation – where to stay

PTA Fertility Centre is conveniently situated in the heart of Pretoria East, where there are plenty of guest houses and hotels nearby. Here are some recommended places to stay while you are in the area.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice

Situated close to Menlyn Mall and the Netcare Pretoria East Hospital, Protea Hotel Fire & Ice offers luxury accommodation for our international guests.

The Woodpecker Inn

The Woodpecker Inn is an affordable yet luxurious 5 star guest house, situated in the prestigious Woodhill residential and golf estate opposite Netcare Pretoria East Hospital.

Avenues Guest House

Avenues Guest House is a family friendly, non-smoking establishment situated close to major venues, routes and golf courses. The accommodation is also in close proximity to Pretoria East Hospital.

The Angel’s Place Boutique Hotel

A cozy, upmarket guesthouse. This exclusive hotel and upmarket guesthouse is a piece of heaven that lies in wait for the international traveller.

Opikopi

This guest house is located in Erasmuskloof, a residential area close to Netcare Pretoria East hospital and is a mere 20-minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport.

Transportation – how to get around

To get around, there are plenty of options including Uber, car rental and train transportation. Here are a couple of options on the modes of transport you can use to get around.

Gautrain

The Gautrain links O.R. Tambo and Pretoria (Hatfield station) with a swift train ride. You can refer to the Gautrain website for timetables as well as its tourism map.

Avis Car Rental

Avis car rental operates in the Pretoria/Tshwane district and can facilitate pick-up and drop-off at the Gautrain station and the O.R. Tambo International airport

Uber

The world famous convenient, inexpensive ride-hailing company also offers their services in South Africa. Just download the app and you can then request a ride.

Laws & Regulations

South Africa’s laws around assisted reproductive treatment are quite liberal. As you embark on this journey it is important to know and understand these laws so you can be better prepared.

Embryo Cryopreservation

The legal limit on the period for which frozen embryos may be kept in South Africa is 10 years. If the embryos are unclaimed after 10 years, they will be destroyed.

Embryo transfer limit

In South Africa it is allowed to transfer a maximum of 3 embryos per cycle. However, SASREG advises a single embryo in most cases. Only if the mother is over 38 years old, 2 embryos are indicated. 

Surrogacy

In South Africa, no money may be exchanged in turn for surrogacy. Although the surrogate’s life insurance as well as their medical health bills will be settled by the commissioning parents.

Donor Eggs or Sperm

As with surrogacy, no one is allowed to be paid for donating their eggs or sperm and the identity of the donor is protected by law. Donors are however compensated for their time for donating.

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis/screening is not permitted in many countries, but is now legal in South Africa.

Posthumous IVF

South African law doesn’t allow for a partner or spouse to use the sperm of their deceased partner in an IVF procedure unless explicit consent has been given in the deceased’s will. 

Things to do in Gauteng

Pretoria and its surrounding areas have plenty to do and see. Here are some popular tourist attractions in and around the area.

Half Day Pretoria City Tour

This tour gives some background to Pretoria’s rich background and history. It includes stops at the massive granite structure, the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square and the Union Buildings. When getting out at stops one can explore and take in the surroundings. 

Elephant Sanctuary Tour

Enjoy a 1 hour elephant walk in the African bush. You will get to observe elephants as you walk side by side with these gentle giants of Africa. This experience will leave you with a new found appreciation for Africa’s largest land mammal.

The Cradle of Humankind

Visit the Cradle of Human Kind in Johannesburg. The full day tour has exclusive sites that explains the origin of human kind in South Africa. Get to know what it really means to be human and see very many fossils that explain where we all come from.

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Pack a picnic basket and have lunch in nature, enjoy the plethora of game and bird life as you drive through the reserve. Hiking through the reserve is also an experience not to be missed. If you’re out and about, bring the family along and have a nice braai in the braai areas.

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