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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.



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.



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



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).

Johannesburg Phone lines are down!

Please note: Our Johannesburg Branch phone lines are down, please email this branch on for prompt responce.