Question NW2812 to the Minister of Home Affairs

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06 October 2017 - NW2812

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Vos, Mr J to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

(1)By what date will e-visas be implemented as a means to streamline tourist entry in the country; (2) (a) what are the names of the (i) countries and (ii) cities where Government has opened visa facilitation centres and (b) what are the (i) names of (aa) countries and (bb) cities where the Government plans to open visa facilitation centres in the future and (ii) timeframes in this regard?

Reply:

(1) By 30 March 2018 as a pilot phase.

(2)(a) Countries and Cities where Visa Facilitation Centers are opened as per the table below:

(i) Countries

(ii) Cities

1. India

Delhi/ Mumbai/ Kolkata/ Gurgaon/ Pune/ Ahmedabad/ Goa

2. Nigeria

Lagos/ Abuja/ Port Harcourt

3. China

Beijing/ Shanghai/ Chengdu/ Guangzhou/ Wuhan/ Xi’an/ Shenyang/ Hangzhou/ Jinan

4. Angola

Luanda

5. Democratic Republic of Congo

Kinshasa/ Lubumbashi

6. Kenya

Nairobi

7. Ghana

Accra

8. Uganda

Kampala

9. United Kingdom

London/ Edinburgh/ Manchester

10. Zimbabwe

Harare/ Bulawayo

11. Botswana

Gaborone

12. Iran

Tehran

13. United Arab Emirates

Dubai

14. Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar

15. Senegal

Dakar

16. Pakistan

Karachi/ Lahore/ Islamabad

17. Philippines

Manila

18. New Zealand

Wellington/ Auckland

(2)(b)(i) The information is as follows:

(aa) Countries

(bb) Cities

  1. Egypt

Cairo

(2)(b)(ii) January 2018

Remarks: Reply: Approved / Not Approved

Prof. Hlengiwe Mkhize, MP

Director-General Minister of Home Affairs

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