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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