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Applying for a South African visa

On May 17, 2018 / by Sherone Lewis / Leave a comment

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Applying for a visa usually requires a lot of patience. Not understanding the application process can be very stressful and tiring. To help save you from a bad experience, here is what you can expect when applying for a South African visa

The first and most important step when applying for a South African visa is to see if you qualify to make the move to South Africa. You can take our free immigration assessment here to see if you qualify to make the move. Once you’ve submitted your details, one of our immigration consultants will be in touch to determine your eligibility

When you qualify for immigration to South Africa, you will need to compile your visa application. This means gathering all required documentation and completing all necessary forms. Ensure that you know exactly what is required! You may be asked for additional documents; such as bank statements. Also, you may require documents that are not easy to obtain

An important thing to keep in mind when applying for your South African visa is that the visa application process takes time, so do yourself a favour and give yourself enough time. Getting your visa ahead of time will allow you to concentrate on other aspects of your trip

With all paperwork in hand, it’s time to make your visa application. This could be in South Africa or at a consulate in your country of residence or origin. It is sometimes determined on a case-by-case basis, so don’t assume it is in South Africa or at home

Once your visa application has been submitted, you’ll have to wait for the outcome. Waiting times for a South African visa can take up to 6 months, and in some cases even longer

You’ll be notified once your visa application has been processed. If the outcome is positive, and your application has been successful, make sure you double check all information on the visa to ensure that every little detail is correct

If you need any help with obtaining your visa, make sure you contact us today and one of our Immigration consultants will give you a call

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