David Cameron's EU Reform Deal: How will this affect immigration?

The UK Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union (EU) to be held on Thursday 23 June 2016.A referendum is basically a vote in which everyone (or nearly everyone) of voting age can take part. On benefits, anyone coming to the UK from the EU who does not find work within six months can be required to leave and there will be an emergency brake that allows the UK to stop paying in-work benefits to migrants for seven years.The a... Read More

Visa Box closure for the festive period

Please note that our offices will be closed for the festive period from 16th December 2015 and then only re-open on 4th January 2016.   Read More

Changes to health requirements - Australia visa

Message from the Australian High Commission in Pretoria As of 20 November 2015 the health requirements have changed when applying for a Australian visitor visa. They are as follows: If a person will be staying in Australia for 6 months or more, or special significance applies (e.g. entering hospital etc.) – both an x-ray and medical examination will be required. If they are staying less than 6 months – no health exams are required (including no chest x-rays). Please note that over 75’s will... Read More

France visitor visa

The French visa centres here in South Africa are still accepting visa applications for France as per normal. Lufthansa said its flights to and from Paris were operating as normal. “There are no changes in current flight operations, although passengers may encounter longer waiting times at the security checks as extensive passport controls before departure or upon arrival are conducted in many European airports". Air France has indicated that identity checks and baggage screening had been rein... Read More