New Zealand to require visas to visit SA

New Zealanders will now require visas to Visit SA

In response to New Zealand withdrawing visa free travel for South Africans, South African Minister of Home Affairs announces a withdrawal of visa free travel for New Zealand Passport holders. New Zealand Withdraws In 1996, visa-free travel was implemented for all South African passport holders wishing to visit New Zealand for up to three months. […]

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DHA increases airport staff for the 2016/17 festive season

Minister Malusi Gigaba announces plans that the government has put in place to deal with the large capacity of people entering the country over the festive season. In a media briefing that took place at the O.R Tambo Airport on 8 December, Malusi Gigaba discussed the mandate for facilitation of travellers during the 2016/17 festive […]

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South African visa requirements updated for all UK majors

As posted on the VFS United Kingdom application site for South African visas, “A financial undertaking or support by a foreigner (parents/ spouse of an applicant who is not a South African citizen) is no longer recognized in terms of the South African Immigration Regulations.” All applicants, aged 18 and older, applying for a visitor’s […]

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Mos Def apologises and leaves South Africa

Yasiin Bey, also known as Mos Def, a US rapper and actor apologises and leaves South Africa after contravening the South African Immigration Act earlier this year. DHA held a media briefing on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, to announce the developments. When he attempted to leave the country at the Cape Town International Airport earlier […]

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Closing dates for South African Visa Application centres in the UK

If you’re a UK citizen who is looking to travel abroad and considering South Africa as the destination then this announcement applies to you. If you’re currently preparing to submit your visa application to any of the centres around the UK you should take note. Please note the following closing dates for the South African […]

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South African Biometrics Capturing System

Complaints about capturing of biometrics causing the long ques and flight delays at the OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) have been addressed by the Home Affairs Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni this morning in a media briefing in Rosebank, Johannesburg. In December 2015, South Africa employed a biometrics capturing system for foreign national travellers entering South Africa’s […]

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UPDATE: New Police Clearance Process Postponed

In mid-September, The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) announced that a new process of gaining a South African police clearance via applicant’s biometrics (fingerprints) would be effective as of 1 October 2016. Read more about the announcement here. VFS Global announced that this procedure has been temporarily postponed until further notice. Read the notice here. […]

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How To Get A Visa for autism treatment in South Africa

South Africa has a large choice of popular autism schools and treatment centres of a high standard which a number of foreign nationals seeking treatments look to as a solution. In most cases, South Africa is the only option for some countries to turn to for treatments, as these centres have not yet established in […]

DHA introduces automated process for RSA Police Clearance

RSA Police Clearance Application No Longer Required for Visas

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has announced that it will no longer be necessary for those applying for South African visas to obtain hard copies of South African police clearance certificates before South African visa applications may be submitted. As of 1 October, 2016, VFS will use visa applicant’s fingerprints to automatically run background […]

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12 Photos that prove South African Skies are pure magic

Watch the sunset with friends after conquering the mighty Orange River. Smell those big, fat Highveld raindrops during an afternoon thunderstorm in Jozi. Amble on the edge of the world at Slangkop lighthouse. Ponder stars long dead and gone, but still shining in the Karoo. Or simply just enjoy our photos of magnificent African skies, […]