Our guide to applying for a visa


Note: Always confirm requirements with relevant authorities as it changes from time to time.  The embassies or its consulates reserve the right to ask for additional documents required. All visa are subject to immigration approval

 Tourist Visa – Single Entry

Must be used within 3 months of application
Each individual person must have their own complete set of application documents.

  1. Completed and signed visa application form. The application form MUST be signed by the APPLICANT personally, unless applicant is a minor.A separate form is required for each applicant, regardless of age.
  2. The applicant’s physical PASSPORT (which should be valid for at least SIX MONTHS from the date of application)
  3. As well as a COPY of passport (the data page with your photo and name)
  4. Certified copy of your I.D. document (not the same as your passport – for example: an ID card; driver’s license, etc.)
  5. 2x colour passport PHOTOS (recently taken)
  6. Travel document – one of the following: photocopy of return air ticket / e-ticket / return flight reservation / flight itinerary)
  7. Bank statement, current 3 month statement, with a balance equivalent to 20,000 Baht (approximately 9,000 Rand or $700 US) per person, or 40,000 Baht (approximately 18,000 Rand or $1,400 US) per family
  8. One of the following:
    a) Signed employment confirmation letter in your country of residence
    b) Business Registration Certificate (CC, etc. if self-employed)
    c) Letter confirming you are a student from your educational institution
    d) Letter stating you unemployed, have sufficient funds for your trip and will return to your home country after your holiday. Letter must be signed & dated.
  9. Deposit slip or swift transfer copy for visa application fee

Processing Time

3 – 4 Working Days



P 1800 – 1 Pax – Includes processing, fees, courier, tracking


Please note that this list does not guarantee a visa.

Visa is subject to immigration approval

1.Passport copy emailed

2. Passport size colour photo emailed

Processing Time

2 – 5 Working Days



Includes processing,fees,tracking

14 days – P2000

30 days – P2500

90 Days – P4950

90Days Multiples P8600

NB: Prices can change without prior notice


Please note that this list does not guarantee a visa.


1.Flight itinerary

2. Filled forms –

3. Photos *2

4.Passport copy certified by immigration

5.Minimum P40K in the account ( Bank statement)

6. Letter of invitation from

7. Accommodation confirmation-

Processing Time

10 Working Days


P 1100 – 1 Pax – Includes assistance, visa fees, drop off and collection


Please note that this list does not guarantee a visa.

To apply for a visa, all applicants must: _ Request for a flight quote from Reeca Consultant

  1. Successfully complete the application form (DS-160) on-line and print the application confirmation sheet.
  2. Successfully schedule an appointment on-line

For most visa classes application must appear at the U.S. Embassy to:

  • Pay the application fee
  • Be fingerprinted
  • Be interviewed by the U.S. Consul.We cannot guarantee that you will be issued a visa. Do not make final travel plans or buy tickets until you have a visa.These fees must be paid when you check in for your interview appointment.

Processing Time

Normally, approved visas are available for collection within two (2) business days after the interview


Service fee: P800

Tourist, business, and student visas: US $160. | Petition-based visas (including employment visas): US $190.


Please note that this list does not guarantee a visa.

Tourist Visa: Tourists wishing to visit India will normally be granted tourist visas for up to six months, effective from the date of issue. Tourist visas are non-extendible and non-convertible. There is no extra charge for multiple-entry tourist visas. However, there should be a gap of at least two months between each visit to India by a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa Holder.

  1. 2 Filled application forms
  2. 2 recent opassport size photographs
  3. Passport copy
  4. Ticket itinerary
  5. Bank statement


Processing Time

3 – 4 Working Days


P 590 – 1 Pax – Includes visa fees and assistance


Schengen Area, named after “the Schengen Agreement” signifies a zone where 26 different European nations, acknowledged the abolishment of their internal borders with other member nations and outside, for the free and unrestricted movement of people, goods, services, and capital, in harmony with common rules for controlling external borders and fighting criminality by strengthening common judicial system and police cooperation.

Countries covered : Belgium, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Slovenia, France , Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Malta , Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Liechtenstein

Please note that this list does not guarantee a visa.  Also – Italy & French visas are done through one visa agents while other Schengen visa are applied through consulates on countries being visited. Applicant maybe request to apply in person

Countries covered: Belgium, Greece, Italy,Latvia,Luxembourg, Netherlands,Spain,Slovenia,France , Switzerland

  1. application form completed in capital letters
  2. Valid passport ( 6 months)
  3. Photocopy of passport , first 2 pages & last paper
  4. 2 coloured photographs format 35/45 on white background
  5. Original & photocopy of resident /work permit ( non citizens)
  6. Letter from the employer / employment certificate
  7. Proof of sufficient finance to support travel, accommodation, other / bank statements
  8. .Original & photocopy of any docs concerning the purpose of your visiy, invitation letter and proof of identity of your host, proof of accommodation
  9. Travel & Health  insurance covering 30000 euros
  10. Return ticket


Processing Time

5 Working Days



Varies: Confirm Schengen country visited with Reeca Consultant


Please note that this list does not guarantee a visa.

Countries covered: Germany, Austria, Malta, Hungary,Portugal,Sweden

# 2 Application forms duly completed in capital letter

# Passport ( Valid at least 6 months after return)

# Photocopy of passport (first 2 pages and last page)

# 2 coloured photographs (passport size format 35/45) white background

#Original and photocopy of resident & work permit

# Letter from employer / employer ceryificate

# proof of sufficient financial resources to support the travel,accommodation and other costs e.g original and photocopy of bank statement for the last 3 months

# Origanal and photocopy of any documents concerning the purpose of visit to one of several schengen states or represented countries, invitation letter accompanied with proof of identity of your host, proof of accommodation and hotel reservation

# Travel & health insurance which covering up to 30000 EUROS

# return air ticket booking

# Letter of your employer confirming your employment and granting leave

#Original and copies of salary’s slips

#Formal obligation( Only for private trips)

Depending on the financial situation of the applicant, the host needs to get formal obligation at the locall Alien Authority where he or she resides and has to send the original document to the applicant who has to submit it upon application (together with a copy) Furthermore a certified passport copy of the host is required

# For business trips ; original confirmation letter of the company / institution you are visiting


Processing Time

5 Working Days


P800– service fee

P760– visa application fee



1. Application form dully completed (form 22)

2.Letter of undertaking (application letter) to – Kenya High Commission, Gaborone

3.One recent passport size photograph on white background

4.Copy of Residence Permit or Work Permit

5.Valid Passport and passport copies with Bio data pages and previous visas to Kenya

6.Letter of invitation from host or Hotel Reservation for Tourists – in Kenya

7.Incase of multiple journey visa request, proof to show multiple entry


Processing Time

2 Working Days



 P349 Single Journey Visa

P698 Multiple Journey Visa

P140 Transit Visa

NB: Visa assistance fee – P300


1.Fully completed visa form for Burundi

2.Passport size photographs

3.Valid national passport and one copy

4.Your most current bank statement and one copy

5.Confirmation letter from your travel health insurance for  showing the insurance policy coverage and one copy

6.Business references (letter from your employer, invite from company or institution in Burundi)- letter of invitation

7.Letter of purpose from your company

8.Proof of  hotel reservation in Burundi / air ticket reservation for Burundi and one and one copy.

Processing Time

16 Working Days


 P2950  Includes visa fee , courier charges & postage, handling


 Canadian Visa | Requirements


1.Application for Temporary Resident Visa (IMM5257), duly completed. Note: If this application form is completed on a computer and printed, place the barcode page (page 5 of 5) on the top of each individual application package.

  1. Completed Family Information (IMM5645), if applicable. Note Complete this form only if it is required by the responsible visa office for your region.

3.Completed Schedule 1 – Application for Temporary Resident Visa (IMM 5257 – Schedule 1), if applicable;

  1. Statutory Declaration of Common-law Union (IMM5409) if applicable.

5.Use of a Representative (IMM 5476), if applicable;

6.Fee payment in an acceptable formatPlease ensure to include the application processing fee and, if applicable, the biometric fee. Verify acceptable methods of payment with the Visa office responsible for your area. Note: Visa offices do not accept payment receipts from Canadian banks.

7.Valid passport (there must be one completely blank page other than the last page, available in each passport).

8.2 recent passport sized photographs. On the back of the two photos, write your name and date of birth. Note: If you are required to provide biometric fingerprints and photo, you are NOT required to include paper photos with your application.

9.Photocopy of your current immigration documentif applicable (e.g. study permit, work permit or temporary resident permit).

10.Proof of financial support.

11.Photocopy of your valid return ticket and/or travel itinerary/ if applicable.

12.Minor travelling alone or with one parent: custody documents or a letter of authorization from the other non accompanying parent or a letter of authorization signed by both parents or legal guardians, if applicable.

13.Any additional documents required by the responsible visa office.

14.Optional: proof of completion of the upfront medical examination from the Panel Physician.

15.Business persons travelling to Canada must include a letter from the company detailing the nature of the business to be conducted and listing business contacts in Canada, as well as a letter from your business contacts in Canada confirming your visit and the nature thereof.

16.Persons attending a conference in Canada must provide a copy of their letter of invitation (or conference registration) from Canada. Letter from their company  confirming attendance and evidence of financial support.

17.Scholars travelling outside of official school holidays must provide a letter from the school granting permission to be out of school.

18.Persons convicted of a criminal offence in SA should obtain a SA police clearance certificate and submit a written account of the circumstances of the crime.

19.SA citizens are encouraged to travel on the regular SA passport.

Applicants are required to submit notorized copies or official documents i.e. birth, marriage and degree certificates. Do not send originals of these documents UNLESS requested to do so.

Other Requirements, medical examinations and interviews

  • The High Commission reserves the right to require other documentation in support of an application
  • Persons visiting Canada for more than 6 months must pass a medical examination by a Canadian designated Medical Practitioner. Medical processing takes about 6-8 weeks. The High Commission reserves the right to require other applicants regardless of their length of stay in Canada to pass a medical examination. Processing will take significantly longer if a medical exam is required.)
  • Processing times: 14 days- 1 MONTH Some applicants may be required to appear for an interview at the High Commission – processing times for such applications may be significantly longer

Processing Time

3 – 4 Working Days



P2950 ( Non refundable & visa is subject to immigration approval)


 Botswana Visa –



    1. Fully completed immigration supplementary form by the applicant
    2. Applicants’s certified copies of passport pages (showing validity,photograph and history)
    3. 2 recent coloured passport size photos
    4. Covering letter from the host’
    5. A certified copy of host’s national identity /residence and work permit / exemption certificate
    6. Certified copies of trade licence, certificate of incorporation,share certificate of the host if operating a business’
    7. If previously applied visa please attach the copy of the outcome
    8. Employment /business –Relevenat information/documents is required(Offer /invitation letter,Contarct & confirmation of employment including relevant qualification
    9. If coming by road please specify of the covering letter and include contact details (Address & Phone)
    10. Travel schedule/ Flight itinerary or booking


TOURISTS: Tour plan or copy of travel schedule, hotel bookings

BUSINESS: Meeting schedule ( If coming to attend or organize a meeting)


List of countries whose nationals/citizens do not require a visa for entry into Botswana.

  • All Commonwealth countries (except for Bangaldesh,Cameroon,Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).
  • Agentina
  • Angola
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Czech Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Estonia
  • Federal Republic of Germany
  • Finland
  • France
  • Greece
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstin
  • Luxenbourg
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • Norway and Colonies
  • Oman
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovania
  • South Arabia
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


Processing Time

14 Working Days



P 1500 – Tourist :  Includes processing, fees, courier, tracking

P 2500 – Business

Botswana Electronic Passport Application

Botswana Electronic passport


  • Original Omang and certified copy of Omang
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner if parents were once foreign nationals (seek Clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers).
  • Omang details for parent/s as well details of  parent’s place of birth
  • For lost passport please bring the police report/ affidavit before the commissioner of oath. The forms are collected by the applicant or parent if under 16 years of age.
  •  NB: Please bring the old passport for replacement applications
  • Original birth certificate and certified copy of birth certificate
  • Parent’s original Omang
  • Guardian original Omang (in case of deceased parents)
  • Death certificate of deceased parent(s) in case of guardian applying for the child
  •  Letter from District Commissioner, Chief or Social Worker for proof of guardianship (in case of deceased parent(s)
  • Please bring the old passport for replacement
  • Citizenship certificate of parents and/or owner (registration) if parents were once foreign nationals (seek clarification from Passport and Citizen Officers)  
  • NB: Please bring the child along for passport.

Processing Time

1-5 Working Days



For people older than 16 years of age;P260

people below 16 years of age; P100


Qatar Visa requirements

  1. Scanned copy of your Passport ( personal information page & observation page if applicable )
  2. The confirmation details of your Hotel booking which MUST be made through Discover Qatar

Visa Terms and Conditions

On arrival at Doha Airport, passengers may be requested by Qatar immigration, to provide proof of confirmed hotel reservation, confirmed return or onward air ticket and sufficient funds of at least $1370 USD or equivalent or a valid major international credit card. Entry into the country will be at the discretion of Qatar Immigration.A Visa is required for all nationalities except Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) nationals. This visa is valid for one month from date of entry into the country and cannot be extended. Hotel accommodation must be booked through Discover Qatar for the total period of stay in Qatar.A minimum of 10 days, prior to arrival is required to process a Normal Single Entry Tourist Visa.Clear passport scans should be uploaded along with hotel confirmation document. Arrival date in Qatar should be less than 60 days from the application date.The cost of an Urgent Single Tourist Entry Visa is $120 USD per person. This visa requires 7 days to process. In the event of any amendment or cancellation of the flight bookings, Discover Qatar, must be immediately informed by the Qatar Airways office or the Travel Agent who made the original booking. The visa fees are non-refundable. All passengers should ensure that their Passport is valid for at least six months at the time of entry into Qatar. Each passenger must hold an independent passport. If the passenger’s passport includes a page with parent’s names, a copy of this page is required to be uploaded along with a copy of the passport copy, in order to apply for a single entry tourist visa.All visa fees must be paid at the time of booking and are non-refundable even in the event the visa is not granted by the Ministry of the Interior, State of Qatar. Discover Qatar acts only as a processing agent for visa applications and Hotel bookings are only accepted on the basis that it is understood that Discover Qatar will not be liable for any expenses incurred should there be delays in visa issuance or should the visa be declined. It is strongly recommended to apply for the tourist visa before airline ticket issuance. Some nationalities are permitted to obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at Doha International Airport provided the passenger is holding a valid PASSPORT (not Travel Document). The cost of a Visa upon arrival for entitled nationalities is QAR 100 per person (Approx $28 USD) and valid up to month stay. Please visit Qatar e-Government website for the countries’ list entitled for visa on arrival

Processing Time

7 Working Days



US$69 Single Entry Tourist Visa

US$120 – Urgent Single entry visa

P500 – Visa assistance


Taiwan requirements

  1. Visa Application Form ~G. Please hand in the Visa Application Form, together with the following, at the Taipei Liaison Office. 2. Original passport (must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after travel) 3. Two recent passport-sized colour photos (taken within the last 6 months). 4. A letter of invitation (this must include a copy of the inviter’s ID) or booking record of accommodation 5. Financial statement of the last 3 months 6. Proof of employment 7. Electronic ticket (departure/arrival) 8. General visa application takes 4 working days. Urgent documentation takes 2 working days.


Processing Time

4 Working days or 2 working days for Urgent documentation



P2600 Single entry ( P3000- Urgent)

P3400 Multiple entry (P4200 -Urgent)

 – Includes visa fees, courier charges, handling



The High Commission of Ghana in Pretoria has introduced online visa applications and all applicants will be required to only submit applications online at


1 .Passport must be valid for at least six (6) months. All passports with less than six (6) months validity are not acceptable.

  1. One (1) duly completed, application form
  2. Passports must bear signatures of bearers
  3. Letter of invitation from person or institution in Ghana
  4. Copy of passport of the host in Ghana if Ghanaian; copy of passport and proof of residence in Ghana for non-Ghanaian hosts

6.Letter from present employer or educational institution confirming status. If self-employed, particulars of business registration

7. In many cases, an interview would be conducted.

8. Applicants must present copies of return or onward ticket

9. All completed forms must be duly signed and dated.

10. Confirmation of the hotel reservation

11.Applicants under 18 years, require an authorisation letter from both parents and photocopy of parents passports

12.Applicant should provide proof of financial means eg: Bank statement or payslip

13.A copy of the bank payment transaction slip (visa fee)

14..Signature on application form must tally with applicant’s signature in the passport.

15.Individual payments must be made for each application. Collective payments are not acceptable.

16.Photocopy of the bio-data page of applicant’s passport.

17.Please upload online all copies of supporting documents and also attach with passport for submission at the Consular Office.

18.Note: a copy of a valid yellow fever vaccination card older than 10 days is required


Processing Time

2-5 WORKING DAYS : excluding Fridays,weekends &public holidays



Single entry 3 MONTHS : Normal visa R900 | Express R1750

Multiple entry 6 MONTHS:Normal visa R1400| Express R2050

Multiple entry 1 YEAR: Normal visa     R2400 |Express R3550

Visa Assistance only : P500


Morocco Visa requirement

  1. Application is from Monday to Thursday, from 9h30 to 11h00.

2.Original Passport + a copy of the Passport

  1. 2 passport photos colour

4.Copy of ticket /or itinerary

  1. Proof of accommodation

6.3 months bank statement

7.Travel Insurance

8.If invited to Morocco, the original invitation letter (stamped by the Moroccan authorities)

9.Duly filled application form


Processing Time


-Collection is from Monday to Thursday, from 14h30 to 15h00.



P1910 – Inclusive of visa fees, courier and tracking


Vietnam Visa requirement


All travellers holding ordinary passports and applying to Vietnam for tourism, business, study, visiting relatives, volunteering or for any reason… need to obtain a valid visa issued by the Embassy of Vietnam in South Africa before their travel to Vietnam. However, there will be no visa requirement for transit at the airport.All kinds of visa requests must be done through the Embassy of Vietnam.

1.Completed visa application form

2.Original passport (with 6 months validity from date of return)

3. ID photo (colour)*1

4.flight booking and

5.Proof of payment for visa fee


Processing Time

5 working days



R900 – 1 month stay – Single entry  R1200 – 1 month stay – multiple entry R1400 – 3 months stay – multiple entry. Urgent visas could be issued an additional fee per visa of R200.00 – 2 days or less

Visa assistance fee: P800

United Kingdom

United Kingdom Visa requirement

You can apply online for a:

  • UK visa – to visit, work, study or join a family member or partner in the UK
  • certificate of entitlement to prove your right of abode in the UK

You must be outside the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Before you apply

First check what kind of visa to apply for and what documents you’ll need.

Also check if you need to get a tuberculosis (TB) test

When you apply online you need to:

  • fill in the application form in English
  • pay the visa fee online (in most cases)
  • print out your formYou can save your application form and finish it later.


What service you use depends on the visa you’re applying for.

Apply for a tourist or short stay visa

You can apply using the new service for:

  • Standard Visitor visa
  • Marriage Visitor visa
  • Permitted Paid Engagement visa


Processing Time

Subject to approval



A Standard Visitor visa costs £87.

The fee for a long-term visit visa depends on its length:

  • 2 years – £330
  • 5 years – £600
  • 10 years – £752
  • Visitor in Transit visa – £59 


Israel Visa requirement

  1. A complete Application Form.
  2. 1 curent passport photo (35mm x 45mm).
  3. A valid passport or travel document for 6 months or longer from the date of departure from Israel.
  4. Return or onward flight ticket or itinerary.
  5. Letter from your bank stating that you have sufficient funds for your stay in Israel, as well as your bank statement for the last 3 months.
  6. Letter from employer.
  7. Reservation information of hotels or address where you will stay in Israel.
  8. A minor under the age of 18 must present a notarized letter from both parents permitting him/her to travel.
  9. Optional – if you wish to receive the passport back through mail, enclose a pre-paid stamped envelope for postage. Otherwise, courier services are recommended.


Processing Time

Subject to approval



P1500 PPS – Incudes fees, courier & tracking




Australia Visitor Visa requirement ( Subclass 600)

This visa lets you visit Australia:

  • to visit or for business visitor purposes
  • for up to three, six or 12 months.

If you hold a certain passport, you might be able to apply for a free or cheaper visa.

The eVisitor (subclass 651) visa is free. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.

The Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) visa has an AUD20 service charge. You must be a passport holder of a certain country.



You might be able to get this visa if you are travelling to Australia:

  • as a visitor
  • for business visitor activities
  • to visit family
  • on a tour with a registered travel agent from the People’s Republic of China.

If you are in Australia you can apply for the Tourist stream of the Visitor visa online provided you currently have a valid visa that does not have condition 8503 imposed.

If you are outside Australia only certain passport holders can apply for this visa online.

If you cannot apply online, you can lodge a paper application.  –


Processing Time

14-30 Days



P1000- Service fee

P1650- visa fee


Ethiopian Visa requirements

Basic requirements for Visas:

– Application form obtainable from the Embassy, The Application must be Completed and signed By the applicant not by agent

– Passport must be valid a minimum of 6 months after intended visit and all Non South African Passport holders must have a minimum of Six month valid – residence permit to stay in RSA.

– One recent photo required

The Passport must have sufficient space at list two open pages

For Tourist visa

A copy of air ticket

proof of funds (Three month Bank Statements) and

Conformation of Your Accommodation Booking should be submitted.

For Business visa application

We would like to inform business companies /organization and others related organization which are planning to extend invitation to acquire business visa to submit their invitation paper and get the approval of the Ethiopian immigration office

We only issue visa to those who has the permission from the immigration office Addis Ababa.

For traveler by land


Proof of funds (Three month Bank Statements)

Conformation of Your Accommodation Booking should be submitted.

The specification of the vehicles to be used is needed, as well as original Copies of registration (Chassis No. etc) should be submitted.

For connecting with in 24hrs

A visa is not required, but must have confirmed onward booking.

Copies of Passport and for Non South African also copy of resident Permit


All types of Visa will be valid starting from the day of issue.


Those who the embassy accredited Officials or Diplomats traveling with Diplomatic, Official or Service Passport must bring an official letter from there Forging Affairs.

Officials or Diplomats of other countries traveling with Diplomatic, official or service Passport must bring official letter from appropriate Authorities or Embassies.



Processing Time

5 Working days




P2800 – Visa fees, processing, courier & tracking


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