You can now renew your British Passport during lockdown here in SA

Visa Box is able to assist you with your British Passport renewal even during the current lockdown here in South Africa. We are able to complete your online forms, review all of your supporting docs electronically and then send off applications to the UK with an international courier once the application is complete. The HM Passport Office in the UK are able to process your application and then return your new passport to your address here in South Africa.   Message from the HM Passport Office i… Read More

Message from the UK authorities: Replacing your 30 day Entry Vignette

If your 30 day visa to travel to the UK for work, study or to join family e.g. Settlement visa, Ancestry visa, UK Tier 2 Work visa etc. has expired, or is about to expire, you can request a replacement visa with revised validity dates free of charge until the end of this year.   To make a request, contact the Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre. You’ll need to include your name, nationality, date of birth and your GWF reference number with ‘REPLACEMENT 30 DAY VISA’ in the subject line. If y… Read More

Changes in the rules for Schengen and Caribbean visa applications

Notice from the Kingdom of the Netherlands:     As of February 1, 2020 new rules are in force if you apply for a Schengen or Caribbean visa. This is a consequence of new regulations adopted by the European Union.   The most important changes at a glance:   From 1 February 2020 you can already apply for a Schengen visa 6 months in advance (this was 3 months). Seafarers can apply 9 months in advance: From 1 February 2020 you do not need an airport transit visa if you have a valid … Read More

Visa Box closure for this festive season

Please note that our office will be closed from 20 December 2019 and then we will only re-open on 6 January 2020.   We wish you a safe festive holiday! Read More