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Academic Achievers USA 2024

Welcome to the Academic Achievers tour to the USA!

On this platform you will find all the important information and steps to get you tour-ready.

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Passport

All travellers require a valid passport to travel outside the borders of South Africa

Passport Details

All travellers must have a valid passport that is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the scheduled return date of the trip and should have a minimum of three blank pages available. A passport can be applied for at your nearest Department of Home Affairs office. Travellers with foreign nationality passports, who do not have a South African passport, will be required to have one of the following documents valid for 6 months after the return date:
  • A study visa
  • A work visa
  • A temporary residence permit
  • A permanent residence permit Travellers with dual citizenship passports will be required to have both passports valid for 6 months beyond the scheduled return date present on the day of departure. This will only be applicable if one of the passports exempts the traveller from needing a visa.
  • Unabridged Birth Certificate

    Minor travellers (under the age of 18 years) require an Unabridged Birth Certificate to travel outside the borders of South Africa. The Unabridged Birth Certificate states the child’s name at birth, along with the details ( parents’ full names and surname as well as their ID numbers) of both the biological parents of the child. An Unabridged Birth Certificate can be applied for at your nearest Department of Home Affairs office.

    Unabridged birth certificate Details

    Minor travellers (under the age of 18 years) require an Unabridged Birth Certificate to travel outside the borders of South Africa. The Unabridged Birth Certificate states the child’s name at birth, along with the details ( parents’ full names and surname as well as their ID numbers) of both the biological parents of the child. An Unabridged Birth Certificate can be applied for at your nearest Department of Home Affairs office.

    Minor Travel Documents

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    Minor Travel Documents Details

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    15 February 2024
    1. COMPLETE THE ONLINE BOOKING FORM

    Please follow the link to access the booking form: https://travelandsport.com/school-tour-booking-form/ select the AA USA 2024 from the dropdown list.

    2. KEEP TO THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

    Deposit Period

    As per invitation letter

    R9 500

    2nd Payment

    R 12 000

    3rd Payment

    28 Feb 2024

    R 12 000

    4th Payment

    30 Mar 2024

    R 12 000

    5th Payment

    30 Apr 2024

    R 12 000

    6th Payment

    30 May 2024

    R 12 000

    Balance

    31 Jul 2024

    Balanced payment

    30 April 2024
    3. EMAIL PASSPORT & UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE COPY

    Before you can continue with the following steps please ensure:

    • Your child has a valid passport (6 months after the tour return date)
    • Your child has an Unabridged Birth Certificate

    PLEASE EMAIL COPIES OF THE ABOVE 2 DOCUMENTS to estelle@travelandsport.com

    4. PREPARE FOR THE VISA PROCESS

    Complete USA Visa Application Form

    Feb – Aug 2024

    Prepare visa supporting documents

    Check visa documents

    Submit application & supporting documents at the visa application center during the visa appointment

    Go for biometrics during visa appointment

    Collect passport(s) with visa printed inside

    5. PREPARE FOR MINOR TRAVEL DOCUMENT PROCESS

    Beginning Aug 2024

    Prepare immigration documentsJul 2024
    Have documents at the airport ready for departureFrom 17 Sep 2024
    15 February 2024
    1. COMPLETE THE ONLINE BOOKING FORM

    Please follow the link to access the booking form: https://travelandsport.com/school-tour-booking-form/ select the AA USA 2024 from the dropdown list.

    2. KEEP TO THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

    Deposit Period

    As per invitation letter

    R9 500

    2nd Payment

    R 12 000

    3rd Payment

    28 Feb 2024

    R 12 000

    4th Payment

    30 Mar 2024

    R 12 000

    5th Payment

    30 Apr 2024

    R 12 000

    6th Payment

    30 May 2024

    R 12 000

    Balance

    31 Jul 2024

    Balanced payment

    30 April 2024
    3. EMAIL PASSPORT & UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE COPY

    Before you can continue with the following steps please ensure:

    • Your child has a valid passport (6 months after the tour return date)
    • Your child has an Unabridged Birth Certificate

    PLEASE EMAIL COPIES OF THE ABOVE 2 DOCUMENTS to estelle@travelandsport.com

    4. PREPARE FOR THE VISA PROCESS

    Complete USA Visa Application Form

    Feb – Aug 2024

    Prepare visa supporting documents

    Check visa documents

    Submit application & supporting documents at the visa application center during the visa appointment

    Go for biometrics during visa appointment

    Collect passport(s) with visa printed inside

    5. PREPARE FOR MINOR TRAVEL DOCUMENT PROCESS

    Beginning Aug 2024

    Prepare immigration documentsJul 2024
    Have documents at the airport ready for departureFrom 17 Sep 2024
    31 January 2024
    1. COMPLETE THE ONLINE BOOKING FORM

    Please follow the link to access the booking form: https://travelandsport.com/school-tour-booking-form/ select the AA Ireland and England 2024 from the dropdown list.

    2. KEEP TO THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

    Deposit Period

    As per invitation letter

    R7 500

    2nd Payment

    R 11 000

    3rd Payment

    28 Feb 2024

    R 11 000

    4th Payment

    30 Mar 2024

    R 11 000

    5th Payment

    30 Apr 2024

    R 11 000

    6th Payment

    30 May 2024

    R 11 000

    Balance

    31 Jul 2024

    Balanced payment

    30 April 2024
    3. EMAIL PASSPORT & UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE COPY

    Before you can continue with the following steps please ensure:

    • Your child has a valid passport (6 months after the tour return date)
    • Your child has an Unabridged Birth Certificate

    PLEASE EMAIL COPIES OF THE ABOVE 2 DOCUMENTS to natasha@travelandsport.com

    4. PREPARE FOR THE VISA PROCESS

    Complete UK Visa Application Form

    Jul – Aug 2024

    Prepare visa supporting documents

    Check visa documents

    Submit application & supporting documents at the visa application center during the visa appointment

    Go for biometrics during visa appointment

    Collect passport(s) with visa printed inside

    5. PREPARE FOR MINOR TRAVEL DOCUMENT PROCESS

    Prepare Minor travel documents

    End Jul 2024

    Send documents to school for Travel and Sport to pre-check

    Beginning Aug 2024

    Have documents at the airport ready for departure

    18 Sep 2024

    6. RECEIVE THE FINAL TRAVEL INFORMATION & TOUR BACKPACK

    Itinerary, Flight Ticket and Tour Backpack

    Sep 2024

    15 February 2024
    1. COMPLETE THE ONLINE BOOKING FORM

    Please follow the link to access the booking form: https://travelandsport.com/school-tour-booking-form/ select the AA USA 2024 from the dropdown list.

    2. KEEP TO THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE

    Deposit Period

    As per invitation letter

    R9 500

    2nd Payment

    R 12 000

    3rd Payment

    28 Feb 2024

    R 12 000

    4th Payment

    30 Mar 2024

    R 12 000

    5th Payment

    30 Apr 2024

    R 12 000

    6th Payment

    30 May 2024

    R 12 000

    Balance

    31 Jul 2024

    Balanced payment

    30 April 2024
    3. EMAIL PASSPORT & UNABRIDGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE COPY

    Before you can continue with the following steps please ensure:

    • Your child has a valid passport (6 months after the tour return date)
    • Your child has an Unabridged Birth Certificate

    PLEASE EMAIL COPIES OF THE ABOVE 2 DOCUMENTS to estelle@travelandsport.com

    4. PREPARE FOR THE VISA PROCESS

    Complete USA Visa Application Form

    Feb – Aug 2024

    Prepare visa supporting documents

    Check visa documents

    Submit application & supporting documents at the visa application center during the visa appointment

    Go for biometrics during visa appointment

    Collect passport(s) with visa printed inside

    5. PREPARE FOR MINOR TRAVEL DOCUMENT PROCESS

    Beginning Aug 2024

    Prepare immigration documentsJul 2024
    Have documents at the airport ready for departureFrom 17 Sep 2024