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Please be advised that, in addition to all regular visa requirements, the following passport holders must include a copy of their smart I.D with the chip when applying for visas to Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Above is an example of the smart I.D card that is required:
Please take note that The Cameroon High Commission in Pretoria have advised that any Visa applications and other administrative documents shall be received exclusively on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS from 09:30-12:00.
All applicants to submit a certified copy of the biometric page of the passport as part of their application pack.
Please be advised that, as of 5 February 2019, the processing time for Business and Tourist visas will be strictly 21 working days.
Please take note that the Embassy of Japan in Pretoria and the Office of Consul of Japan in Cape Town will be closed on the following days this year:
11 Feb (Mon) - National Foundation Day (Japanese Holiday)
21 Mar (Thu) - Human Rights Day
19 Apr (Fri) - Good Friday
22 Apr (Mon) - Family Day
1 May (Wed) - Worker's Day
17 Jun (Mon) - Youth Day (Substitute)
15 Jul (Mon) - Marine Day (Japanese Holiday)
9 Aug (Fri) - Women's Day
16 Sept (Mon) - Respect for the Aged Day (Japanese Holiday)
24 Sept (Tue) - Heritage Day
14 Oct (Mon) - Sport and Health Day (Japanese Holiday)
22 Oct (Tue) - Day of Enthronement Ceremony (Japanese Holiday)
4 Nov (Mon) - Culture Day (Japanese Holiday)
16 Dec (Mon) - Day of Reconciliation
25 Dec (Wed) - Christmas Day
26 Dec (Thu) - Day of Goodwill
30 Dec (Mon) - Year End Holiday (Japanese Holiday)
31 Dec (Tue) - Year End Holiday(Japanese Holiday)
The Japanese Embassy and Consul are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please be advised that the Chinese Visa Application Service Center will be closed for the following holidays this year:
4 February 2019 Chinese New Year's Eve
5 February 2019 Chinese New Year
6 February 2019 Chinese New Year
21 March 2019 Human Rights Day
5 April 2019 Qing Ming Festival
19 April 2019 Good Friday
22 April 2019 Family Day
27 April 2019 Freedom Day
1 May 2019 Workers Day
7 June 2019 Duan Wu Festival
16 June 2019 Youth Day
17 June 2019 Public Holiday
9 August 2019 National Womens Day
13 September 2019 Zhong Qiu Festival
24 September 2019 Heritage Day
30 September 2019 Chinese National Day
1 October 2019 Chinese National Day
2 October 2019 Chinese National Day
16 December 2019 Day of Reconciliation
25 December 2019 Christmas Day
26 December 2019 Day of Goodwill