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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 onl… 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 reinfor… Read More

Zambia launches e-visa application facility

The Zambian Ministry of Home Affairs has launched an electronic visa application facility in October 2015. This two-step visa application will take between three and five working days to process and applicants can check the status of their application online. A single-entry visa will cost US$50, a double/multiple-entry visa will cost US$80, a transit visa will cost US$50 and a day-trip visa will cost US$20. Valid South African passport holders DO NOT require a visa to visit Zambia for stays of u… Read More

Want to work in the UK?

It’s a common misconception that one can travel to the UK to live and work if they have a secure offer of employment from a UK employer. This is not the case. Current UK immigration law states very strict guidelines and qualifying factors for applicants wishing to come to the UK to work.If you are looking for work in the UK from South Africa, you will likely be turned away from UK recruitment agents as they usually require the applicant to already be in the UK or have an immediate route in. Howe… Read More