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Notice: Visas for Spain

Notice: Visas for Spain

Published at: 2017-12-22

Please note that all Spanish Visa applications for applicants that reside in Durban can no longer be applied through the BLS application centre in Pretoria.

All applicants will have to appear in person for Biometrics through the application centre in Cape Town, however if the applicant has had a previous VIS visa, MDS can assist and lodge the visa application on the clients behalf.

MDS VisaPak will assist clients by checking applications, scheduling appointments, paying the visa costs and meeting the client at the application centre to assist with the processing of the application. Once the application is finalised we will collect and return it to the client.

Please contact us for further queries.


Update: Australia

Update: Australia

Published at: 2017-12-22

The Australian High Commission has asked the following in order to assist with applications during the Christmas peak season:

Please do not email them if an application is still within global processing time - which at this time is up to 29 days.

They will not be expediting applications solely on the basis of a flight already being booked - as you are well aware that a flight ticket is not a requirement for a visa.

Applications for travel in March and April will not be processed in December given the length of time till the intended travel date and the need to finalize travel for the Christmas/New Year period.

Please do not email or call about the above mentioned applications as this adds to the amount of time taken responding to to queries when they need to be processing peak season visa applications.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Notice: Japan closing dates

Notice: Japan closing dates

Published at: 2017-12-22

Please note that the Embassy of Japan will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 25th - Tuesday 26th December 2017
Friday 29 December 2017 - Wednesday 03 January 2018

The embassy will re-open on 04 January 2018.

Please contact us for any further queries.


Congrats to Bianca Drummer!

Congrats to Bianca Drummer!

Published at: 2017-12-22

Congratulations to Visa consultant Bianca Drummer at our Cape Town branch on the birth of her precious baby girl!


Consultants Competition

Consultants Competition

Published at: 2017-12-22

We recently ran an internal competition between all of our VisaPak consultants at all our National Branches. Last week we announced the winners!
Congratulations to Lisa Felix (Port Elizabeth Branch) who was the overall winner and Lauren Daniels (Cape Town Branch) who was the runner up!

Well done to our ladies!


Cape Town's new Branch Manager

Cape Town's new Branch Manager

Published at: 2017-12-22

Vuyo Sothondoshe joins the Cape Town Team as the new Branch Manager. Vuyo has taken over from Sam Franco.

Vuyo has worked for a number of years in the travel industry and we are delighted to welcome her to our MDS VisaPak team. We are hopeful that with your fresh ideas and enthusiasm, 2018 will be a great year!

Welcome to the team Vuyo!


MDS visits the AACL!

MDS visits the AACL!

Published at: 2017-07-25

MDS Group (MDS VisaPak & MDS Collivery) had an awesome time visiting the Animal Anti-Cruelty League Johannesburg for Mandela Day to hand over the cheque from the donations & complete their Mandela Day activities!


MDS donates to Knysna!

MDS donates to Knysna!

Published at: 2017-07-12

Our last truckload of donations has left the building!

First we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone took part in this initiative. To our partners working with us – The Contact Lens Lab SA – well done on a successful collection on your side!

The response that we received from everyone was truly overwhelming – we were blown away!

To all those who donated, from all over South Africa, thank you for giving so generously!

We especially cannot thank our partners & suppliers enough who offered to send everything at no cost.

We would like to give special mention to:

Regional Wholesale Services (RWS)
Southern Right Couriers
Cargo Barn Logistics
Intertown Transport

We can only hope that what we have sent will bring some relief to those in need in Knysna & surrounding areas that were affected by the tragic & devastating fire.
What an amazing initiative to be part of - we could not have done it without you!

To see pics: https://collivery.net/news/knysna-thank-you


New staff for VisaPak CT

New staff for VisaPak CT

Published at: 2017-07-05

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Lauren Daniels to our MDS Visapak team in Cape Town. Lauren joins us as a Junior Visa Consultant.
Lauren previously worked at VFS and comes with years of Schengen visa experience.
We look forward to having Lauren a part of our visa family, and assisting with all your visa applications.


New Staff!!

New Staff!!

Published at: 2017-05-22

Kgosi Makhudu & Mikayla Charles joined MDS VisaPak in 2017 as data capturers. We welcome both to the team!!!