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 o... 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... Read More

Britons flying to US without biometric passports could be turned away

British tourists heading to the US have been warned that they risk being turned away from flights to the country unless they hold the latest biometric passports.Anyone flying to the US for business or pleasure must now hold a passport that contains an electronic chip – even if they have been granted an electronic visa.“As of 1 April 2016, all travellers must have an e-passport to use the [visa waiver programme],” states the Department of Homeland Security website. Biometric passports have bee... Read More