UK Citizen, temp residence in RSA

sucramuk created the topic: UK Citizen, temp residence in RSA

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Intending to go to Moz (via land) in December 2016 and reading up regarding what I need to do.

Seems that it makes sense to organise a visa prior rather than 'risk' it at the border.

I am a UK passport holder with a temporary 'reside with life RSA partner' visa in my passport, validity at time of travelling will be around 18 months. Am I classed as SADC, I ask, as my trip to Bots last year I was?

Also I've looked at the Moz embassy site for visa requirements, some of the points I am confused about

2 x Passport size photos ,
Invitation letter from Mozambique, what is this?
Hotel Reservation, will have invoice from hotel
Valid passport for 6 months
1 Visa application form
Permanent residence, what does this mean?
Authorization from Department of Immigration, what does this mean, from which country?
Time of delivery is 24 to 72 hours

Thanks for any input


One other thing, based on some information on the net and other forums is Villas do Indico in Villancolous a 'quieter' place to stay and relax (we are camping)?


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mozman replied the topic: UK Citizen, temp residence in RSA

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Hi Marcus and welcome to mozguide.

Moz authorities will only be interested in passport nationality, but of course your temp SA residence is useful when returning to SA. Where are you based? There are Moz consulates in Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Nelspruit. Pretoria and Nelspruit have a reputation for friendly service, but when I phoned the Joburg consulate a month ago I was very pleased with the service.

I got this off the DriveMoz facebook group which I strongly recommend you join:
"Mike Hall
June 9 ยท Pretoria
I got my wife's passport back from the Mozambique High Commission in Pretoria today, complete with her 30 day tourist visa. (She's British so needs a visa). For what it's worth, I thought I'd share a few tips for those who do require visas so you don't waste as much time as I did! (Dirk, I checked the files but couldn't find any info - apologies if this is duplicated elsewhere).
1. Non SA passport holders need a visa in advance - and the High Commission says that, formally, the visa is no longer available at the border crossing points.
2. The High Commission in Pretoria is at 529 Edmond St and has free parking outside.
3. Visa applications close at 12:00 promptly. (I was three minutes late and out of luck).
4. You need a passport, two photos, a completed application form and YOU MUST HAVE proof of accommodation booking. (Doesn't need to be for the entire duration, as long as there is some booking confirmation somewhere in Mozambique - wish I'd known). The visa applicant doesn't seem to have to be there in person as I was able to apply for my wife's visa without her visiting the High Commission.
5. You don't pay the fee to the High Commission directly, but you must bring a deposit slip showing the fee has been deposited in the High Commission's FNB bank account. THIS MUST BE PAID BEFOREHAND and must accompany your application. (A 30 day tourist visa for a UK passport is R750).
6. Normally the visa takes 24 hours and can be collected between 2:30pm and 3:30pm the following day.
The staff seem friendly and helpful and, all in all, getting a visa is a fairly straightforward process that would have been a lot quicker if I'd have known what to bring and not had to have made four trips! Hope this information is useful to some of you. Cheers!"

If that does not clarify what is needed please let me know.



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