No, they are only open Monday to Friday but please check the applicable published operating times for each consular office represented for that country you wish to visit, as each Embassy/ Consulate has different operating times.
Due to the Biometrics, which most consular offices are requesting, submissions has to be in person but check with 4UKvisas for the latest update.
Certain consular offices request that you DO NOT book flight tickets before your visa is approved but should you be applying for a Schengen visa, then yes, you do need to book and pay prior to your visa submission.
Depending on the visa type it is not essential to make a booking to see our consultants but on more difficult visa types it is recommended.
A single entry visa allows the traveller to enter the country, only once while the visa is valid. Once the traveller has exited the visited country, the visa is no longer valid, even if there are still valid days left on the visa details.
If your travel plans require you to re enter the same country more than once, you must ask for a multiple entry visa and provide evidence per your travel itinerary.
A businessman would be applying for such a visa when he shall be entering into negotiations with potential new clients abroad, or when he has meetings to attend, or projects to review, or to attend conference or exhibition.
A visa is an entry in a passport or other travel document made by a consular official of a government to indicate that the bearer of the passport has been granted authority to enter or re enter the country concerned. On entering a country the customs official at the border gate can still refuse you entry into the country.
Unfortunately, the consular offices do not refund any visa fees, regardless of the outcome of your visa submission.
Please make copies of your visa form and supporting documents and keep for your filing. The documents you submit to the required consulate does get returned to you but there are certain consulates that do not return documents. Even if they are original ones, unless you specifically request their return per letter, the consular offices will keep them. If the submission is such where your original birth or marriage certificates will be sent, make certified copies and send the originals, with a letter requesting the original documents/certificates be returned.
Temporary passports are no longer being issued by Department of Home Affairs since 1 September 2014.
A Schengen Visa is the document issued by the appropriate authorities to the interested party for visiting/travelling to and within the Schengen Area. The Schengen Area is comprised of 26 European countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country.
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In May 2009 4UKvisas started in Brooklyn, Pretoria and soon the word spread and 4UKvisas became an overnight success story.
From the service our clients received it became a natural progression that we were asked to do other visas as well.