Applications Of Visa

Application For Visa

Application For Visa

Application forms are seen as a declaration so must always be signed by the applicant or in the case of minors by both parents or legal guardians. Forms that are not sign will be refused back to top


Photos should always be identical and be in colour, standard size photos are 35mm x 45 mm there are consular offices that require different size photos, please see the international detailed requirements read more Air Tickets: Original round trip air-ticket or E-ticket with all entry & exit information must be supplied. Copies of original tickets must be supplied for consular office files.

Consular offices do not make copies and will not accept applications that do not have the required copies for your file.

Travel Insurance:

Travel/health/accident insurance Applicants must present insurance policy and a photocopy. Full policy details must appear on the schedule presented : policy number, name of insured person, dates of cover, full details of medical coverage.  “Medical aid International Travel Benefits are not sufficient for the visa application if they don’t cover all expenses ‘on the spot’ like repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment” When taking out travel insurance please allow for a few days extra in order for the consular office to be more flexible with the period of the visa. The minimum medical coverage of the Rand equivalent of €30 000 is required in the case of all Schengen countries If the air tickets were purchased by credit card, a full schedule of benefits from the bank must be submitted in order for the consular office to see how much the insurance cover is in case of  emergencies. A top up policy can be requested.

Visa or Mastercard holders must submit a letter from their bank confirming the type of card (e.g.: standard/classic/gold/platinum etc) with which the airline ticket has been paid.  A clear copy of the Card must be supplied. When applying in person you are generally requested to present your card. If covered on a company policy, a copy of the policy is required with the Company’s name and passengers name with full schedule of benefits – the insurance policy must cover “assistance” in the case of Schengen areas (not “reimbursement” of expenses when the victim has returned to country of origin)

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Conferences Proof of registration and payment must be supplied normally original or by fax Children. In the case of scholars or students a letter from the school / college / university confirming attendance or enrolment with expected date of return Certified parental consent for Children under the age of 18 travelling on their own passport must present a notarised/certified letter of consent signed in presence of a Commissioner of Oaths or Attorney giving permission to travel, from both parents. In case somebody else has sole custody over the child, official documents have to be presented as proof. In case one parent is deceased, death certificate has to be shown. In case of divorce decree proving sole custody has to be presented. If one parent travels with the minor, the other must give notarised/certified permission for the minor to travel with their spouse. Both parents must sign the visa application form.

Itinerary Travel

An itinerary should be supplied from a travel agent as the consular offices need to see all flight details which included times, dates, destinations, passenger names, payment method, reference codes etc…Processing Time Processing Delays It is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of delays and requirements for the issuance of visas, before making travel arrangements and applying for a visa. The possession of a visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry into a country or territory. Visa applications at consular offices are normally dealt with on a first come, first served basis. At a few offices, where there is a particularly high number of applications, a system of giving appointments has been introduced to reduce waiting times.

Applications should be submitted two to three weeks before your departure date, the date of submission is not counted as a processing day Applicants should make travel arrangements to a country based on the date of entry indicated on their visa. Applicants should not arrive before that date. Applicants should leave the country before the expiry date shown on the visa sticker. The date of departure does not affect the processing time of the visa. The consular office is not responsible for any delays caused by late submission of documents. Visa applications with missing documents including passport will not be processed. Same day visas are not possible with most consular offices

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