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While I agree with the first part of @MatthewHerbst's answer, I strongly disagree with his suggestion to "lose" your passport, so take this as a very extended comment if you wish: It depends a bit on your nationality whether you need a Schengen / UK visa or are eligible for a visa / leave to remain on arrival. However in both cases either in the visa ...


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That form appears to only be required for other types of visas. On the page for short-term visas for "conferences," the "documents required" tab lists the documents you needed to submit. It does not list a medical report. In contrast, the page for a long-term study visa does state that both a medical report and a radiological report (to confirm that you ...


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This could be counted as expenses paid (as part of a scholarship). I attend conferences where some attendees are financially supported because they are from a minority - this doesn't count as payment or remuneration. It is most important that you mention this clearly in your application so there is not confusion.


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The Centers for Disease Control website provides vaccination advice. Check the vaccines and medicines list and visit your doctor (ideally, 4-6 weeks) before your trip to get vaccines or medicines you may need. For Yellow fever it states: There is no risk of yellow fever in South Africa. The government of South Africa requires proof of yellow ...


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Actually, there is a risk, albeit very low, that you could get in trouble. First, you do have to switch your laptop on upon request, at least in some countries: The government guidelines say passengers carrying devices which they cannot switch on "face not being allowed to bring the device onto the aircraft". Passengers would then have to choose between ...


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That's aiming more at preventing the import of things like fake-branded or illegally copied goods to be sold in SA, for example a box full of ripped-off DVDs or articles of clothing with trademarked branding (like the Nike swoosh) which aren't made or sold by the real manufacturer. The customs official is not going to have you power up your laptop and ...


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Here's a page from South African Customs that may be useful: Arrival in SA As a practical matter, no. Personal effects that travelers bring in with the intent of bringing them back out at the end of a visit are generally exempt from duty, and South Africa appears to be no different in that regard. You are allowed to bring "personal effects" (except for ...


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usually i carry passport + copy, ticket + copy,travel insurance,mobile + universal charger,laptop + charger, cash , debit/credit card + copy, travelers cheque + copy, itinerary booking,train and bus tickets (if bought in advance),toiletries(for hand carry less than 100ml),towel,washing powder, umbrella,medicine (pain killers and antibiotics), warm clothes ...


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The answer is to go to VFS office with your pasport, a cover letter stating that the visa needs to be corrected, sharing additional details or any details which prove why the visa given was wrong and what correction is required. Make sure that the correction you need is spelled out both in letters and numbers (if its dates) . Make sure to use BOLD and ...


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It was my bad. The visa was stuck in-between pages. The label as pointed out by everybody are bar-coded labels to track the passport as it goes through the system (as far as I could guess and the logic of others seems correct.) Hence answering and closing it, thank you everybody for the efforts.



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