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    Document Services

    Document Services to obtain requirements

    Assistance with the documents you need from the Home Affairs, DIRCO, SA Police or the Embassy to submit an application

As leading immigration specialist, we provide assistance with the following requirements to make your application as easy as possible for you

Authentications: (R900)

How to get the documents legalized and authenticated for my application?

Your documents need to be legalised and authenticated for immigration authorities in other countries to verify the authenticity of documents submitted by applicants. VisaRequest can assist with getting the following document authenticated:
• Apostilles on official South African documents
• Academic documents such as degrees, diplomas, and matric certificates
• Evaluation of qualifications from South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)
• Medical reports for a medical visa
• Notarised Power of Attorney (POA) forms
• Divorce orders
Documents can be authenticated by:
• A Notary Public and the High Court
• The SAQA, the Departments of Basic and Higher Education & Umalusi
• The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)
• The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO)
• Relevant Embassies and Consulates
With our robust understanding of the authentication process, we take the burden off your shoulders.

Prepared Documentation: (R900)

How to get the documents prepared which needs to be submitted with my application?

Some applications require documents prepared by Specialists. VisaRequest have a working relationship with experts who can assist with the following documents:
• Contracts and trade documents
• Translations of documents that are not in English
• Chartered Accountant Certificates for own business
• Business plans for own business applications

Passport Applications: (R450)

How to apply for a South African passport or renew an expired passport?

Applicants will not be able to apply for a visa or permit without a passport or if their passport is about to expire in the next six months. South African citizens can now apply for a passport online and schedule an appointment to provide their biometric data and collect their passport from a Home Affairs Office or at the local branch of a bank. The process takes two to three weeks and applicants can choose a 32-page or 48-page passport

Travel Insurance: (R450)

How to purchase travel insurance which meets the Schengen visa requirements?

Get an instant quote and purchase your travel insurance online. VisaRequest offer Comprehensive Travel Insurance at the best price, covering a wide range of incidents in most countries of the world and underwritten by one of the biggest international insurance providers. The travel insurance meets the Embassy requirements for a Schengen Visa Application and you will get the certificate you need within hours. Be protected from unforeseen eventualities that can threaten their trip.

Police Clearance: (R900)

How to get a South African Police Clearance Certificates to proof you don’t have a criminal record?

If you are emigrating to another country or will be residing in another country, it is mostly required to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate. Some countries also require such a certificate to serve as a certificate of good conduct, when you apply for certain types of work visas. The South African Police Service will issue such a Police Clearance Certificate after they have researched their archives, which will proof that the applicant’s criminal record in South Africa is clean.

Courier Services: (R450)

How can I get documents to be submitted or passports to be collected if I have all that is required?

VisaRequest offer a courier service for clients who don’t need the service of an Immigration Specialist, but need a safe and easy way to submit their application or collect their passport. Our reliable driver will submit or collect between the VisaRequest office and the Embassy or Application Centre and a popular South African courier company will collect and return between your work or home address and the Visa Request office.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions answered about the services offered to get the documents which is needed for the visa or permit application

2-3 Weeks from the date of your appointment for biometrics

A 32-page passport cost R600 and a 48-page cost R1200

Home Affairs no longer issues temporary passports, but an emergency passport is available with a valid reason for travel.

Schengen travel insurance is mandatory travel insurance required for getting a Schengen Visa.

Yes, the travel insurance covers most countries in the world.

The insurance covers medical expenses and repatriation for up to €30,000

Schengen travel insurance provides coverage for medical emergencies, accidents and other unexpected events during your trip.

You will receive your insurance certificate within 2-6 office hours

Contact the 24/7 assistance hotline to be guided through the claims process

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