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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 val... 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

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 gr... 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