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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by femmoy(m): 8:25pm On Apr 22
iamkingrobert:
I applied for the visa 2nd of Feb and i got it just this month. I might take your word on it. Maybe i go for just 2 weeks. I have been there before though if it's about stamp. I am just trying to see i don't get any challenges next time.


Life's so unfair,officially it's taking 6 working days,behind the books it takes eternity,yet our minister of foreign affairs decided to keep mute on this development.
What a pathetic country. Indeed There was a country".

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pemilabelle(f): 9:58pm On Apr 22
Quite sad that applications take this long for an African country. I did apply 30th oct last year, it took about 2 weeks for me to get a response. Thought it would be same with my current application. This is the 7th week since I applied.....Well I assume it takes approximately 3 months now for processing. It was supposed to be for the Easter break lol�, now I don’t even know.

My prayer is that it ends in praise.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Evidenx(m): 4:41pm On Apr 23
Phic97:
Hi all! Please I need guidelines on how to invite a South African friend to Nigeria. I’d appreciate all contributions and swift response. Thanks
please people should throw more light on this, am in the same situation too thanks for your response.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ceesnation: 5:14pm On Apr 26
Please assist me, I have been waiting from my SAQA report since (applied on the 12th of March) sent several emails. They finally acknowledged that they has received verification from my Uni 2weeks ago, since then nothing. No responses to my emails anymore. Please does any know what else I should do to get this report? I cant bear this delay anymore (SAQA website says 2-20 working days).
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by abnot: 10:08pm On Apr 26
femmoy:


Life's so unfair,officially it's taking 6 working days,behind the books it takes eternity,yet our minister of foreign affairs decided to keep mute on this development.
What a pathetic country. Indeed There was a country".
I applied on March 8 in anticipation to spend easter in SA. Till date no word from the High Commission. Easter has long passed.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ibukune(m): 12:40am On Apr 27
Holla me bro. I lost your contact.

Ejoseblazer:


I will share some experiences which may help.

From my experience and that of my friend when we asked for the date and email, SAQA refused to send us, the institution's email they sent the message to, rather they will prefer to send the date and time they contacted our respective schools.
The reason they gave was that it was for confidentiality purposes, that the applicant is not supposed to know the exact institution recipient's email.

All efforts to get our schools to acknowledge the receipt of the verification request was tough.

For me;
I tried to figure out by asking my school which email they usually receive such a request and also checked up my school website to see the email that was more pronounced. Fortunately, the registrar's was the game.
Using the time & date, SAQA gave me, we were able to track the email and my school responded accordingly.

For my friend;
He did the same but his school could not track the SAQA mail from their system. Alternatively, he asked his school (registrar's office) to send his academic records to SAQA mail (foreignawards@saqa.org.za)
His school did and SAQA acknowledged the receipt and there we zoom...

From this little story of mine, I hope it will help the concerned individuals draw some insights to fast-track their SAQA evaluation process.


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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pufframmy: 11:18am On Apr 27
loll maybe they want you to spend the december
abnot:

I applied on March 8 in anticipation to spend easter in SA. Till date no word from the High Commission. Easter has long passed.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by laeffizy(f): 1:17pm On Apr 27
Sorry, sold out.
Geenosko:


Quantity?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by deolama: 3:05pm On Apr 27
Geenosko:


Quantity?


Have rand if you interested.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Geenosko: 5:45pm On Apr 27
[quote author=deolama post=101172553]


Have rand if you interested. [/quote

Quantity?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by kennyjoy(m): 6:03pm On Apr 27
Good evening everyone, please where can I get a notary seal on my marriage certificate in Lagos? Thanks
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Mercydecy: 9:24pm On Apr 27
kennyjoy:
Good evening everyone, please where can I get a notary seal on my marriage certificate in Lagos? Thanks
You can go to Ikeja, but they do it outside VFS, those printing shops, just ask for Taye that you need a notary seal
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by kennyjoy(m): 10:43pm On Apr 27
Mercydecy:

You can go to Ikeja, but they do it outside VFS, those printing shops, just ask for Taye that you need a notary seal

Thanks �
Please where in Ikeja?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by funshobabs(m): 6:34am On Apr 28
Be mindful, if you are using it for study, a notory seal won't be accepted from you. It has to be from ministry of foreign Affairs in Abuja.
kennyjoy:


Thanks �
Please where in Ikeja?
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by kennyjoy(m): 8:00am On Apr 28
funshobabs:
Be mindful, if you are using it for study, a notory seal won't be accepted from you. It has to be from ministry of foreign Affairs in Abuja.

No, I’m not using it for study.
I applying for short visit visa with my wife.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ejoseblazer(m): 8:51am On Apr 28
Ibukune:
Holla me bro. I lost your contact.


Sorry bro, glad we are able to connect again.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by 080bjaked(m): 9:06am On Apr 28
kennyjoy:


No, I’m not using it for study.
I applying for short visit visa with my wife.

If it's marriage cert, I am almost certain that what you need is legalization not notorization.

Unfortunately, legalization is done at Min. of foreign affairs Abj.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ejoseblazer(m): 9:22am On Apr 28
Ceesnation:
Please assist me, I have been waiting from my SAQA report since (applied on the 12th of March) sent several emails. They finally acknowledged that they has received verification from my Uni 2weeks ago, since then nothing. No responses to my emails anymore. Please does any know what else I should do to get this report? I cant bear this delay anymore (SAQA website says 2-20 working days).

Hello Ceesnation, I understand your situation but please don't be too perturbed or overstress yourself. I want to believe you got a similar mail like this when SAQA acknowledged the receipt of verification from your university;

Good Day

Please note that additional information was received from the university yesterday. It will now be quality reviewed.
Soon as feedback is received you will be notified.

Kindly note that there is no action required from you.

Kind Regards


A follow-up email from SAQA was sent to me 5 days from the above email. Here is what the email states:

SAQA Application 0200xxxxxxxx. Received additional information. File in comparison phase. Maximum completion date xx-xx-202x



So, in my own case, it took exactly 2 weeks from the date of this verification acknowledgment & 1 week from the date of email follow-up to receive my SAQA evaluation completion with a digital certificate.

Just ignore this; (SAQA website says 2-20 working days) as this is an ideal case, where they do not encounter any challenge during the quality review, which usually involves confirming the accreditation of your program from the Nigerian University Commission (NUC) or whatever body that accredits the institutions within the country you schooled.

In summary, it should take within a month's time or less to get your certificate, just chill and like they said you really don't need to do anything, except it is being asked of you.

All the best!

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ejoseblazer(m): 9:56am On Apr 28
Study Permit Approved!

Date of Submission: 20th January 2021
Passport Receipt Date: 27th April 2021 (Delivered via courier)
VFS Centre of Submission: Port Harcourt


STUDY PERMIT PACK/DOCUMENTS USED;

1. Application Form (DHA - 1738) fully completed in black ink only

2. Two identical passport size (35mm widthx45mm height) photographs on white background showing the
complete face (took the passport photographs at N1,000 the same day of my study visa submission, and with the photographer the VFS center, just to make sure it is done with the accepted format).

3. A valid passport

4. Copy of passport data page (2 colored copies).

5. Self-introduction letter with my physical address and phone number (made it one page).
Also included my current job and why I need to go for a Masters, and specifically why the course (Industrial Engineering) and school (DUT) and my plans after studies. I stated that in addition to the 100% tuition waiver received from my intending school, I would be supporting my living cost from my employment savings. I also explained why I am using two accounts statements, and while one is 6 months instead of the statutory 3 months.

6. Introduction/Recommendation letter from my employer, signed with contact details, (with physical
address and phone numbers).
Included was just my date of employment, role, and awareness of the fact that I am planning to leave for studies.

7. Seven days verifiable hotel reservation/bookings done directly with:
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN - UMHLANGA
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/reservation
(free without charges)

8. Copy of international traveling certificate (yellow fever card) duly and fully completed by a health
practitioner. Spent roughly N5,000 to get them together and I did the vaccination too.

9. Proof of financial status (bank statement from salary account-6 months and 3 months from another
personal account) (Original, Stamped & Signed by the bank authority)

My salary account had around N5,000 while the other had over a N1million (bulk of it was deposited the same day I printed the statement of account, this is not advisable though).

The reason I used the 6 months is due to the nature of my work, where I had to work for 3 months paid, and 3 months no work no pay. The 3 months unpaid fell within the point of visa application, so I had to get up to 6 months statement to validate my claims of employment.

10. Non-Refundable Visa Fee of around N60,000 (inclusive of service charge), this is high since I submitted my application in Port Harcourt.

11. Booked Verifiable Flight (free without charges). Kenya Airways from Lagos to Durban.

12. Police Clearance (spent around N25,000), since I did not do it in Lagos.

13. Medical Report spent around N7,000 for the medical test, with a government hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letter-head and still endorsed the medical report document I printed from the visa application website.

14. Radiological Report (the Doctor at the government hospital recommended me to do it with a private diagnostic center where I did mine), spent around N9,000
After doing the test, the hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letterhead, and still endorsed the radiological report document I printed from the visa application website.

15. An official letter confirming provisional acceptance at Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the duration of the course.
Included in this letter is 100% tuition waiver.

16. Letter of Undertaking from DUT, provided by Department of International Education & Partnership

17. Proof of annual medical cover payment from momentum health insurance (paid R5460, roughly around
N165,000 when I paid because I made the payment at the black market price).

18. Proof of membership from momentum health insurance (this was sent to my mail within 24 hours after
paying the R5460)

I return all Glory to GOD

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pufframmy: 10:41am On Apr 28
God bless you and have a safe trip
sharing this was very useful for others too to see
have a lovely trip
Ejoseblazer:
Study Permit Approved!

Date of Submission: 20th January 2021
Passport Receipt Date: 27th April 2021 (Delivered via courier)
VFS Centre of Submission: Port Harcourt


STUDY PERMIT PACK/DOCUMENTS USED;

1. Application Form (DHA - 1738) fully completed in black ink only

2. Two identical passport size (35mm widthx45mm height) photographs on white background showing the
complete face (took the passport photographs at N1,000 the same day of my study visa submission).

3. A valid passport

4. Copy of passport data page (2 colored copies).

5. Self-introduction letter with my physical address and phone number (made it one page).
Also included my current job and why I need to go for a Masters, and specifically why the course (Industrial Engineering) and school (DUT) and my plans after studies.

6. Introduction/Recommendation letter from my employer, signed with contact details, (with physical
address and phone numbers).
Included was just my date of employment, role, and awareness of the fact that I am planning to leave for studies.

7. Seven days verifiable hotel reservation/bookings done directly with:
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN - UMHLANGA
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/reservation

8. Copy of international traveling certificate (yellow fever card) duly and fully completed by a health
practitioner. Spent roughly N5,000 to get them together and I did the vaccination too.

9. Proof of financial status (bank statement from salary account-6 months and 3 months from another
personal account) (Original, Stamped & Signed by the bank authority)

My salary account had around N5,000 while the other had over a N1million (bulk of it was deposited the same day I printed the statement of account, this is not advisable though).

The reason I used the 6 months is due to the nature of my work, where I had to work for 3 months paid, and 3 months no work no pay. The 3 months unpaid fell within the point of visa application, so I had to get up to 6 months statement to validate my claims of employment.

10. Non-Refundable Visa Fee of around N60,000 (inclusive of service charge), this is high since I submitted my application in Port Harcourt.

11. Booked Verifiable Flight (free without charges). Kenya Airways from Lagos to Durban.

12. Police Clearance (spent around N25,000), since I did not do it in Lagos.

13. Medical Report spent around N7,000 for the medical test, with a government hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letter-head and still endorsed the medical report document I printed from the visa application website.

14. Radiological Report (the Doctor at the government hospital recommended me to do it with a private diagnostic center where I did mine), spent around N9,000
After doing the test, the hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letterhead, and still endorsed the radiological report document I printed from the visa application website.

15. An official letter confirming provisional acceptance at Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the duration of the course.
Included in this letter is 100% tuition waiver.

16. Letter of Undertaking from DUT, provided by Department of International Education & Partnership

17. Proof of annual medical cover payment from momentum health insurance (paid R5460, roughly around
N165,000 when I paid because I made the payment at the black market price).

18. Proof of membership from momentum health insurance (this was sent to my mail within 24 hours after
paying the R5460)

I return all Glory to GOD

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by baba4thegehs: 1:22pm On Apr 28
Ejoseblazer:
Study Permit Approved!

Date of Submission: 20th January 2021
Passport Receipt Date: 27th April 2021 (Delivered via courier)
VFS Centre of Submission: Port Harcourt


STUDY PERMIT PACK/DOCUMENTS USED;

1. Application Form (DHA - 1738) fully completed in black ink only

2. Two identical passport size (35mm widthx45mm height) photographs on white background showing the
complete face (took the passport photographs at N1,000 the same day of my study visa submission).

3. A valid passport

4. Copy of passport data page (2 colored copies).

5. Self-introduction letter with my physical address and phone number (made it one page).
Also included my current job and why I need to go for a Masters, and specifically why the course (Industrial Engineering) and school (DUT) and my plans after studies.

6. Introduction/Recommendation letter from my employer, signed with contact details, (with physical
address and phone numbers).
Included was just my date of employment, role, and awareness of the fact that I am planning to leave for studies.

7. Seven days verifiable hotel reservation/bookings done directly with:
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN - UMHLANGA
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/reservation

8. Copy of international traveling certificate (yellow fever card) duly and fully completed by a health
practitioner. Spent roughly N5,000 to get them together and I did the vaccination too.

9. Proof of financial status (bank statement from salary account-6 months and 3 months from another
personal account) (Original, Stamped & Signed by the bank authority)

My salary account had around N5,000 while the other had over a N1million (bulk of it was deposited the same day I printed the statement of account, this is not advisable though).

The reason I used the 6 months is due to the nature of my work, where I had to work for 3 months paid, and 3 months no work no pay. The 3 months unpaid fell within the point of visa application, so I had to get up to 6 months statement to validate my claims of employment.

10. Non-Refundable Visa Fee of around N60,000 (inclusive of service charge), this is high since I submitted my application in Port Harcourt.

11. Booked Verifiable Flight (free without charges). Kenya Airways from Lagos to Durban.

12. Police Clearance (spent around N25,000), since I did not do it in Lagos.

13. Medical Report spent around N7,000 for the medical test, with a government hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letter-head and still endorsed the medical report document I printed from the visa application website.

14. Radiological Report (the Doctor at the government hospital recommended me to do it with a private diagnostic center where I did mine), spent around N9,000
After doing the test, the hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letterhead, and still endorsed the radiological report document I printed from the visa application website.

15. An official letter confirming provisional acceptance at Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the duration of the course.
Included in this letter is 100% tuition waiver.

16. Letter of Undertaking from DUT, provided by Department of International Education & Partnership

17. Proof of annual medical cover payment from momentum health insurance (paid R5460, roughly around
N165,000 when I paid because I made the payment at the black market price).

18. Proof of membership from momentum health insurance (this was sent to my mail within 24 hours after
paying the R5460)

I return all Glory to GOD

Amazing!

Congrats brother all the best in your endeavors!

100% Tuition waiver, does that mean you got a scholarship?

But honestly this information up there will serve as a good reference point for us.

Thanks again!

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ejoseblazer(m): 1:46pm On Apr 28
pufframmy:
God bless you and have a safe trip
sharing this was very useful for others too to see
have a lovely trip

Amen and thank you @pufframmy. A pleasure! Meanwhile, I don't intend to travel immediately, as I am starting virtual first and would move later.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by Ejoseblazer(m): 1:50pm On Apr 28
baba4thegehs:


Amazing!

Congrats brother all the best in your endeavors!

100% Tuition waiver, does that mean you got a scholarship?

But honestly this information up there will serve as a good reference point for us.

Thanks again!


You're welcome, I appreciate it. The 100% tuition waiver is a form of scholarship given to admitted full Research Postgraduate Students at DUT.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by duxkyd(m): 1:54pm On Apr 28
Congrats bro

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by baba4thegehs: 2:11pm On Apr 28
Ejoseblazer:



You're welcome, I appreciate it. The 100% tuition waiver is a form of scholarship given to admitted full Research Postgraduate Students at DUT.

Nice!

Congrats Chief.

cool

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by pufframmy: 3:55pm On Apr 28
ok be safe and dont look does southy gals too much oo there back can be intimidating lol
i wish to come there again this year hopefully
Ejoseblazer:


Amen and thank you @pufframmy. A pleasure! Meanwhile, I don't intend to travel immediately, as I am starting virtual first and would move later.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by OdogwuEkeke(m): 12:12am On Apr 29
Where do I start from, new here I am seeing that all forms of visas are discussed here. Students, tourists, reunion, work, etc.

I am more interested in the student visa.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by baba4thegehs: 9:07am On Apr 29
Ejoseblazer:
Study Permit Approved!

Date of Submission: 20th January 2021
Passport Receipt Date: 27th April 2021 (Delivered via courier)
VFS Centre of Submission: Port Harcourt


STUDY PERMIT PACK/DOCUMENTS USED;

1. Application Form (DHA - 1738) fully completed in black ink only

2. Two identical passport size (35mm widthx45mm height) photographs on white background showing the
complete face (took the passport photographs at N1,000 the same day of my study visa submission, and with the photographer the VFS center, just to make sure it is done with the accepted format).

3. A valid passport

4. Copy of passport data page (2 colored copies).

5. Self-introduction letter with my physical address and phone number (made it one page).
Also included my current job and why I need to go for a Masters, and specifically why the course (Industrial Engineering) and school (DUT) and my plans after studies. I stated that in addition to the 100% tuition waiver received from my intending school, I would be supporting my living cost from my employment savings. I also explained why I am using two accounts statements, and while one is 6 months instead of the statutory 3 months.

6. Introduction/Recommendation letter from my employer, signed with contact details, (with physical
address and phone numbers).
Included was just my date of employment, role, and awareness of the fact that I am planning to leave for studies.

7. Seven days verifiable hotel reservation/bookings done directly with:
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS DURBAN - UMHLANGA
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/reservation
(free without charges)

8. Copy of international traveling certificate (yellow fever card) duly and fully completed by a health
practitioner. Spent roughly N5,000 to get them together and I did the vaccination too.

9. Proof of financial status (bank statement from salary account-6 months and 3 months from another
personal account) (Original, Stamped & Signed by the bank authority)

My salary account had around N5,000 while the other had over a N1million (bulk of it was deposited the same day I printed the statement of account, this is not advisable though).

The reason I used the 6 months is due to the nature of my work, where I had to work for 3 months paid, and 3 months no work no pay. The 3 months unpaid fell within the point of visa application, so I had to get up to 6 months statement to validate my claims of employment.

10. Non-Refundable Visa Fee of around N60,000 (inclusive of service charge), this is high since I submitted my application in Port Harcourt.

11. Booked Verifiable Flight (free without charges). Kenya Airways from Lagos to Durban.

12. Police Clearance (spent around N25,000), since I did not do it in Lagos.

13. Medical Report spent around N7,000 for the medical test, with a government hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letter-head and still endorsed the medical report document I printed from the visa application website.

14. Radiological Report (the Doctor at the government hospital recommended me to do it with a private diagnostic center where I did mine), spent around N9,000
After doing the test, the hospital gave me a hospital report, with their letterhead, and still endorsed the radiological report document I printed from the visa application website.

15. An official letter confirming provisional acceptance at Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the duration of the course.
Included in this letter is 100% tuition waiver.

16. Letter of Undertaking from DUT, provided by Department of International Education & Partnership

17. Proof of annual medical cover payment from momentum health insurance (paid R5460, roughly around
N165,000 when I paid because I made the payment at the black market price).

18. Proof of membership from momentum health insurance (this was sent to my mail within 24 hours after
paying the R5460)

I return all Glory to GOD
OdogwuEkeke:
Where do I start from, new here I am seeing that all forms of visas are discussed here. Students, tourists, reunion, work, etc.

I am more interested in the student visa.

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Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by kennyjoy(m): 9:14am On Apr 29
080bjaked:


If it's marriage cert, I am almost certain that what you need is legalization not notorization.

Unfortunately, legalization is done at Min. of foreign affairs Abj.
Oh no, so I will have to travel down to Abuja, I thought it’s a thing I can get done here in Lagos coz the last time i apply thou I used an agent and he only used a notary seal on our marriage certificate(Red sticker), He placed one on the copy of my marriage Cert, and place other one on my wife copy too coz I apply together with my wife.
Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by 080bjaked(m): 9:32am On Apr 29
deolama:



Have rand if you interested.

Do you still have?

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