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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.

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.


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.


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 .


No boarding calls at OR Tambo International Airport

From Wednesday, November 15, there will no longer be boarding calls at the domestic departures terminal and gates at OR Tambo International Airport, in an effort to reduce noise levels.


USA Cape Town consulate visa appointments booked up for 2017

USA Cape Town consulate visa  appointments booked up for 2017, into Feb 2018!

Johannesburg USA appointment availability is open from latter part of October 2017.

We are making enquiries with the CPT USA Consular office and shall give more feedback as soon as we know of solutions.


Eid al-Adha Public Holiday – Nigeria

This is to inform you that the Nigerian Consulate will be closed on the 1st and 4th of September, 2017 to observe the Eid al-Adha Holiday as declared in Nigeria.

Kindly note that this closure will affect the visa turnaround time for the period stated above.

The Consulate will resume full operations on the 5th of September, 2017.


Qatar Visa Update

The Qatar Embassy in South Africa is not aware of the visa waiver for South African travellers and advises them to still go through the usual channels for visas when flying to Qatar.
A spokesperson for the Qatar Embassy says they have not been informed of the visa waiver, and if it is a deal with the airline, passengers must organise it with the airline.
Meantime, travellers should apply for visas before they travel if they do not have a hotel booked. To be eligible for a visa on arrival, travellers must be booked into a four- or five-star hotel, have a return or ongoing ticket, $1 500 (R20 150) in their bank account, a passport that is valid for at least six months and pay 100 Qatari Rial (R369).

No Visas for the Qatar region!

“Qatar’s Ministry of Interior, Qatar Tourism Authority and Qatar Airways announced visa waivers for over 80 countries, including South Africa, on August 9.

Travellers wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to pay or apply for a visa, effective immediately. Instead, travellers will be issued with a multi-entry waiver, free of charge, at their port of entry into Qatar. A valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket must be presented.

There will be two types of visa waivers. The first will be for 33 countries including Austria, Germany, France and the Seychelles. This waiver will be valid for 180 days from the date it is issued and will allow the holder to spend up to 90 days in Qatar on either a single stay or on multiple trips.

The second, which will apply to South Africa, Canada, America, Australia and the United Kingdom, will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue. The waiver will allow the holder to spend up to 30 days in Qatar, either on a single trip or on multiple trips. It can also be extended for a further 30 days.

This is one of many steps Qatar is taking to encourage travel and access to the country following the Qatar travel ban in June. Last month, Qatar lunched an e-visa platform that enables faster and more efficient visa applications.”


New Chinese office for visa delivery / collection/ payment opens in Cape Town

New Address:-

1 Thibault Square, 20th floor, Long Street, Cape Town, 8001

Tel : + 27 87 808 55 07
Fax: + 27 86 589 3248


Business hours: Monday to Friday 09h00 – 12h30

For : Delivery and collections and payments

Closed: Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays


Delay: taking 6 working days


Visa fees have increased  – Please contact VISALOGIX FOR THE NEW FEES
There is an additional  service fee to be paid to the centre, of which we await for further advice




Democratic Republic of CONGO Visas Update

Visas for diplomats and state officials from South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo have been waived.

On Monday July 31, Minister of Home Affairs Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize and a DRC delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Emmanuel Ramazani signed the waiver agreement.

The waiver will allow diplomats and state officials from both countries to travel freely between the two countries. “As members of SADC, we have committed ourselves, through the Protocol on Facilitation of Movement of Persons that we shall continuously collaborate with each other progressively to attain the goal of easing travel and expanding trade and co-operation,” Mkhize said.