Author: Hi5Digital

16Jul
 

Canada visa applications at present to be applied in person for fingerprints in Pretoria

Passengers applying for Canadian visas will have to submit their biometrics in person at the Pretoria-based VFS application centre, according to the Immigration and Visa Section of the High Commission of Canada, based in Pretoria.

At the time of publication, no other South African submission centres had been provided.

The High Commission also confirmed that applicants who are required to submit biometrics will receive a Biometric Letter of Instruction from the Government of Canada informing them that they will be unable to obtain a Canadian visa without first submitting their biometrics to VFS.

When supplying biometrics, applicants will also need to bring:

  • Passport
  • The Biometric Letter of Instruction

16Jul
 

South Africa Unabridged Birth Certificates – Home Affairs Announcement

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said that the details of parents will be printed in children’s passports.

“In this way, the department will have delivered on the earlier Cabinet concession of easing travel with children,” he said.

This will be rolled out in conjunction with the Department of Home Affairs’ ‘Modernisation’ programme, which began in 2010.

The Minister said: “We are now moving to a paperless process for birth, marriage and death registration in a phased-in approach, as well as the printing of parents’ details in the children’s passports. This is another way of ‘meeting the future’, by rising to opportunities created by technological advancements for maximising client satisfaction. To do this, requires a major system upgrade, commencing on Friday afternoon, July 13.”

He added that if a child was not travelling with parents (one or both), however, written consent would still be required.

As last year 1 Feb 2017, was supposed to be when Home Affairs was going to put the child’s details in the mother’s  RSA passport, so as to do away with this UBC when travelling abroad as a minor.

However, seeing is believing… Visalogix, will keep you updated as Home Affairs makes the actual changes.

27Jun
 

South African Police Clearance fast tracking services 15 July cut-off date

We have been advised by authorities in Gauteng that the ‘fast tracking’ service shall not be a service  as from mid July 2018.

Therefore the “normal” lengthy waiting period shall be for one’s Police Clearance application.

Please contact Visalogix for further information.

12Jun
 

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Romania in Pretoria will close from June 20 to July 23.

The Consular Section of the Embassy of Romania in Pretoria will close from June 20 to July 23.

During this period, all enquiries and applications will automatically be diverted to the Consulate General of Romania in Cape Town.

15Mar
 

Cyprus Embassy closed on certain days

The High Commission of the Republic of Cyprus in Pretoria has advised that it will be closed on Fridays as well as two days at the end of every month.

Agents should keep this in mind when submitting visa applications.

01Feb
 

USA APPOINTMENT UPDATE AVAILABILITY

Here is an idea should you wish to travel to the USA and still need to make an appointment for you to visit them in person

Cape Town USA consular appointments only have a about 3 dates available for February 2018 and not much more openings for March 2018.

Johannesburg Consular appointments are ready available from February 2018.

We urge you to make your travel plans as soon as you are aware of your potential travel dates – otherwise give VISALOGIX a call to see how we can assist.

01Feb
 

AUSTRALIA TRANSIT VISA

South Africans can transit through Australia only if they are eligible to do so.

This is what the Australian Home Affairs Government states:-

  • Passengers must enter by air
  • Hold confirmed onward booking to leave Australia  to travel to a 3rd country on the same or connecting flight within 8 hours of arrival in Australia
  • Hold necessary documentation to enter the country of destination and not need to leave the airport transit lounge except to continue their journey.

So basically this means:-

  • If you will have to go through immigration clearance and check-in, to their onward flight
  • Including manage their baggage

THEY WILL REQUIRE A TRANSIT VISA

24Nov
 

Angola tourist visa no longer required

The South African Department of Home Affairs has advised that South African passport holders travelling to Angola on holiday will no longer require a visa from December 1. Those travelling for business purposes will still need to apply for a visa.

VISALOGIX CAN ASSIST YOU FOR YOUR ANGOLAN VISAS!
The governments of South Africa and Angola have mutually agreed to grant each other’s ordinary passport holders visa exemption for holiday travel of up to 90 days per year, with a maximum stay of 30 days per visit.

24Nov
 

Suriname stops issuing visas at PTY Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Suriname in Pretoria is no longer taking visa applications for business and leisure travellers wanting to visit the South American country.

An employee at the embassy said the Suriname government was in negotiations with another country for that embassy to issue visas for Suriname but nothing has been confirmed yet.

It is not known when a decision will be made on where visa applications will be processed. At this point it is hoped that finalisation will be reached by the end of January. The Pretoria Embassy handled all requests out of Africa and is currently receiving calls throughout the day from travellers who need to apply for visas.

DIRCO at this stage is unable to take calls about the development of this news @ 23 November 2017. Visalogix shall endeavour to keep you undated.

14Nov
 

Cape Town Branch – New Address

We HAVE MOVED around the corner next to Tothills Pharmacy at Boland Bank House
New address: Suite 305, 3rd floor, BOLAND BANK HOUSE, 18 Lower Burg Street, Cape Town, 8001 .