The TLS Visa Application Centre in Johannesburg will reopen on July 13 as part of the phased resumption of services by UK Visas & Immigration, according to the TLS website.

The centre will be open only on Mondays and Wednesdays for biometrics.

The TLS online appointment booking table is now open for new applications, and those who have already submitted a visa application and are awaiting a decision from UK Visas & Immigration will be contacted shortly by staff regarding their application status and passport collection options, the website says.

TLS advises those who opt for a Courier Return service that delivery of documents could take longer than usual, due to extended transit times for courier partners as a result of COVID-19.

Visitors to the centre will be required to provide a body temperature reading, wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines.