Australian Visa - Introduction of biometrics collection in South Africa

From Wednesday 8 June 2016, the current visa application lodgement process for applicants in South Africa applying for visas to Australia will change. All applicants, regardless of nationality, who are in South Africa at the time of making a visa application to enter Australia will be required to provide their biometrics along with their application, unless otherwise excluded or exempted from doing so under Australian Government policy. Those applicants exempted are detailed further below. Biome… Read More

Visa News: No Namibian business visa required for SA passport holders

South African passport holders no longer require a business visa prior to travelling to Namibia. But please note that if any work is to be conducted then a short term work visa must be obtained. The following is a list of possible reasons for visiting Namibia for holiday or tourism purposes and therefore do not require a visa:         Holiday/vacation         Visiting friends or relatives         Attending workshops (not as facilitator)         Attending meetings         Exploring business oppo… Read More

Visa Delays: Portugal

The Portuguese Consulate in Cape Town has advised that due to high volumes of applications (upcoming June/July holidays), clients will need to schedule appointments well in advance. The current appointment waiting time can take a minimum of up to 3 - 4 weeks. Please take this information into account when booking your flights and accommodation to Portugal. Read More

Travelling to Canada on an EU Passport? New visa requirement

An Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) is now required for certain passport holders in order to enter Canada.It only costs $7 CAD. Most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying.New entry requirement now in effect: visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa.Until September 29, 2016, travellers who do not have an eTA can… Read More