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

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 o... Read More