Our Team

Our team

Who are we?

Each member of the Visa One team possesses the skills and experience to render excellent service. Together we aim to secure successful application outcomes for all our clients in a dynamic work and business environment. We stay abreast of developments and immigration law amendments to best serve the needs of our clients.

ERIK VAN ZYL

ERIK VAN ZYL

Managing Member/Immigration Consultant

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Erik joined Visa One after 18 years’ service with the Department of Home Affairs. During his final years at the department, he was a member of a departmental task team that drafted and finalised the Immigration Act and Regulations introduced in April 2003. Erik obtained a B Com (Law) degree at Stellenbosch University. His skills and experience in attending to immigration-related matters, especially in view of frequent immigration law amendments, enables Visa One to assist and represent their clients most efficiently. Such skills are essential if we are to achieve the desired outcomes on behalf of our clients and continued business operations.

ANGELIQUE BONTHUYS

ANGELIQUE BONTHUYS

Office Manager

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Angelique joined Visa One in 2011. She has more than two years’ experience in the financial and banking sector and a degree in the field of Social Sciences. Angelique’s work ethic, people skills and administrative background, together with the experience she has gained at Visa One, make her the ideal person to manage the office and business operations. Her sense of responsibility and attentiveness to client’s enquiries enable the team to function efficiently in and out of the office. Her proficiency affords Erik van Zyl more time and availability to consult with potential clients and attend to urgent matters on behalf of our clients.

ADRIAN ADAMS

ADRIAN ADAMS

Operational Assistant

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Adrian has been our operational assistant since 2009. His work experience includes vehicle renting and transport, wholesale and retail, and the hospitality industry. Adrian specialises in attending to matters that require clients to report to the Department of Home Affairs and documents that have to be presented to and/or obtained from the department. He accompanies clients when they submit applications. In addition, he collects application outcomes and performs key administrative functions to ensure that services are rendered efficiently. He is a valued member of our team.

LIHANDA SMIT

LIHANDA SMIT

Administrative Assistant

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Lihanda has been a member of the Visa One team since the end of 2016. Her key responsibility is the preparations of clients’ application documents for submission both locally and abroad. In addition, Lihanda engages with service providers and other institutions with regard to application submissions. Her attention to detail ensures that documentation meets the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs.

KAYZANIA PAPIER

KAYZANIA PAPIER

Front Office Assistant

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As member of the Visa One team since May 2018, Kayzania is responsible for managing the front office. Her friendly voice and attitude greet clients who phone our office. She also receives clients warmly, arranges consultations and handles correspondence/documents. In addition, she assists in keeping our client files as well as our financial/business records up to date. Kay’s professional and welcoming manner exemplifies our corporate culture of “serving and assisting”.

LYNNE de RIDDER

LYNNE de RIDDER

Back Office Assistant

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Lynn has been with Visa One since May 2017. She is responsible for records, office files and general administration in preparing our applications for submission. In addition, Lynne’s key responsibilities extended and/or increased since her permanent appointment, as the preparations of clients’ application documents for submission both locally and abroad also now also form part of her responsibilities. We pride ourselves on our record-keeping and clients have often commended us for this, which is a responsibility that we value highly.