Visas & Passports Unlimited

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South African passport holders do require visas.


Valid passport. (valid for at least 6 months after return date), and a certified copy of passport.


The Australian High Commission is now issuing Label Free visas for all applicants wishing to travel to Australia. From now on applications no longer need to be accompanied by a physical passport only a clear copy.

Once the application has been finalised the visa authorisation will be mailed to you.
Please ensure that your e-mail address is legible on the application form to avoid delays.
We further recommend that you include your business card in the application to ensure no errors are made with the e-mail address.

Please note that should you not provide an e-mail address, or if the e-mail address does not belong to you, then the High Commission will return the grant/refusal letter via ourselves.

The Australian High Commission reserves the right to request further documentation and/or the physical passport at any time.



Application form

Form 1419 & 956 and the Relevant Tourist Check List. Failure to complete the application form and Check list in full may result in the visa being delayed or refused. 


All non-SA Passport holders must have a work permit or permanent residency stamp in their passports


If applicant has travelled to Australia in the last 10 years, no additional documentation is required, with the exception of a passport photo, and their Passport.


If applicant has not travelled to Australia before then the following additional documentation is required (see requirements below).



Passport photographs

One colour photograph – On a white background only, Expression must be neutral, No teeth showing, no smiling, head must fill most of the photo, and must look straight into the camera and be clear with sharp focus,




An invitation letter from the person the applicant will be staying with OR/

Proof of accommodation (hotel, resort etc) reservations.




Itinerary from a travel agent with proposed travel & departure dates.

Please do not purchase your air ticket until the visa has been received.  An air ticket is NOT a visa requirement and does not in itself lead to a visa being granted.






Last 3 months ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPIES of bank statements prior to date of departure showing your name & current account balance.     OR/

Last 3 months ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED COPIES of bank statements from the supporting host in Australia.  Along with these bank statements please arrange a letter from the host showing their willingness to do so.

Please note:  Funds in accounts must be available and not held in investment accounts etc



Employment letter

An ORIGINAL letter from your employer confirming your employment and leave dates.




An ORIGINAL letter from your school/college etc confirming your enrolment and leave dates



Adults over 70 YEARS

Original letter from an Australian panel doctor stating you are fit to travel

Travel Insurance – which covers full medical costs – Medical Aid not accepted

Full medicals and X-rays are only required by applicants over 85 years old




All adults and

Children over 11years only

Only required if planned stay in Australia is longer than 3 months

A chest examination from an AUSTRALIAN APPROVED PANEL RADIOLOGISTS.  Please supply both forms and X-ray plates.



Minor’s (under 18 years)


ORIGINAL CERTIFIED letter from BOTH biological parents giving permission to travel -  letter must specify the date of travel as well as who will be caring for your while in Australia




Cost of the visa R1925.00

R550.00 (excl. Vat) per visa within an approximate 60km radius of JHB CBD. Our service includes collection and delivery to and from your office/ home.

The Australian Embassy has stipulated that all applicants are to provide a bank issued cheque in favor of "The Australian High Commission”, Visas Unlimited can offer this service for you at a cost of R120

Processing times

21 workings days, Please be advised that foreign passport holders processing times may differ.



Tel:  (011) 452-4646

Fax:  086 613 5212


Visas Unlimited and Passports – Reg. No.  2004/056222/23

Member: DB Nicholson (SA)


Please note:  Above quoted prices are subject to change without prior notice,