British High Commissioner welcomes e-Visa regime, says it works well with app

During his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that government will introduce an e-visa regime in 2019.

This regime will assist in growing the countries tourism sector.

READ: 'Ramaphosa's speech didn't grapple with the unemployment crisis in SA'

British High Commissioner, His Excellency Nigel Cassey says Ramaphosa gave 'an excellent speech' as it gave a lot of positive messages to investors both domestic and foreign.

He adds that the e-visa is a step in the right direction by the government.

Cassey adds that they have also introduced an application that is in line with the e-visa regime the government introduced.

We are always looking for ways to make the application process easier, less expensive and less time-consuming. The latest app will enable customers to upload their vital documents online rather than having to submit hard copies.

His Excellency Nigel Cassey, British High Commissioner

He adds that people will still need to come into their offices to do their biometrics and the embassy will still require people's passports so their visas can be added at the end of the process.

We will push out communications as soon as the app is ready, however until you have seen it, continue to use the current system. We are hoping it will be up and running next week and I will be pushing it out on my own Twitter handle, which is @NigelCasseyHC if you want to have a look there. It is a free app which is compatible with Apple and IOS.

His Excellency Nigel Cassey, British High Commissioner

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