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Health charge for temporary migrants will increase to £400 a year

Increase to Immigration Health Surcharge gives NHS extra funding. Plans to double the immigration health surcharge may provide an extra £220m a year to the NHS in the UK. This will affect our clients who will be applying for UK Spousal Settlement visas, UK Tier 4 Study visas, UK Ancestry visas, UK Tier 2 and Tier 5 Work visas. https://www.gov.uk/…/increase-to-immigration-health-surchar… (Source: GOV.UK) Read More

Canadian News: Visa applicants must submit their applications in person

Starting 31 July 2018, when applying for a Canadian visa, the applicant would need to lodge their application in person at the VFS Global office in Pretoria. The applicant would need to submit their biometrics i.e. fingerprints and facial scan at the VFS Global office. Biometrics will be valid for ten years from the date they were first submitted. As a result applicants will not need to resubmit biometrics until the 10 year period expires. Exemptions Included: • Children under the age of 14... Read More

Need a visitor visa for Australia for Christmas?

We have received the following important information from the Australian High Commission in Pretoria today: Christmas/New Year Travel If your clients are planning to visit Australia for Christmas and New Year’s you must lodge their application by Friday 1 December. Visitor visa applications lodged after this date may not be processed until after the holiday period. It is important you lodge complete applications on behalf of your clients, and ensure they provide biometrics as soon as possible... Read More

Angolan visa no longer required for South African passport holders

The South African Department of Home Affairs has advised that South African passport holders travelling to Angola on holiday will no longer require a visa from 1 December 2017. Those travelling for business purposes will however still need to apply for a visa before they depart SA.   travellershttp://www.traveller24.com/TravelPlanning/VisaInfo/afritravel-visa-free-travel-for-sa-and-angola-travellers-20171123 Read More