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Australia Visitor Visa Application

Australian Visa Notification: The Immigration Section at the Australian High Commission in Pretoria would like to remind travellers of the biometric requirement when applying for a visa. The auto-generated request letters inform clients that biometrics must be collected within 14 days of the date on the letter. This is a legislative requirement and failure to provide biometrics within that time frame may lead to a refusal. The request letter also informs clients that an extension can be grant… Read More

New visa regulations for New Zealand

Some visitors and transit passengers can travel to New Zealand without a visa if they get an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they travel. From 1 October 2019, if you are from a visa waiver country e.g. the United Kingdom, you must hold a NZeTA before you travel. This electronic visa is valid for up to 2 years and allows for many visits. The NZ consular fee is NZD$12 and they also charge an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) which costs NZD$35. Read More

UK NHS Immigration Health Surcharge has increased on 8 January 2019

This increase will affect people who are seeking to live in the UK for 6 months or more for example people who are wanting to apply for work, study or settlement visas. Projections suggest that these increased charges may provide around GBP£220m extra every year, with this money going towards the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. If you are wanting to apply for say a UK Ancestry visa for example, instead of paying GBP£200 per year per applicant for the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS), … Read More

Visa Box closure for the Festive Season

Please note that our office will be closed from 14 December 2018 and then we will only re-open on 3 January 2019. We wish you a safe festive holiday! Read More