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Address29th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City
Metro Manila, 1227
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08:47 EDT
sorry my 10 months old mistakingly deleted your e-mail while I tried to open and read your email.
Brendzk girl
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:53 EDT
Hugh robbie
Hello Hugh robie,
I understand exactly how u feel, we were in the same situation before but thanks God its all over now. If u still had a trouble, want information about visa application can help you perhaps by telling u my experiences. I was once applied for a fiancee visa and everything turnd alright and now i got my temporary resident visa for 2 years. I can help your Fiancee. Email me at
Sandra McIntyre
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:56 EDT
Thank you
We want to express our gratitude to you Ms Custodio, for the efficient, and professional manner in which you and your department processed the visa application for our daughter-in-law. We will never forget your kindness, and the consideration that you showed her throughout the whole process. Thank you, and may God bless you always.
Brenda McIntyre
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:21 EDT
A big Thank you to Ms. Leila Custodio
I was very tense and scared in my first visit to the embassy because of what i read in the site mostly are negative. But when i start to approach Ms. Leila she was very helpful indeed. She spoke very clear in a soft voice and she assisted me very well on my application. If she treated me very nice why she treated you people not the same way she did to me? I wonder if how did you approach her because me, i was just being respectful and i didn't demand like i am her boss. We need her to do something for us so we must treat her nice and show her our respect!
Anyway, Ms Leila Custodio, thank you very much for all your help, i can't believe that i can see my daughter earlier than expected! And thats because of you. God bless you!!! More power to you!
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:19 EDT
I wonder why they are in other countries, the most useless consulate i ever seen,no picking calls,taking long to process visas,very rude when u confront them,.
Usec Valera
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 01:37 EDT
Very bad attitude of Leila Custodio and embassy guards
Such a shame that Filipino staff and guards at the South African Embassy have such bad attitudes. I wonder why they are being tolerated. Such staff gave a bad taste to the South Africans and to Filipinos. I hope the South African Ambassador will do something about them. Thank you.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:41 EDT
Rude, Incompetent and Unprofessional Leila Custodio
It's surprising that the embassy retains the services of this rude clerk who is acting like she's the boss whenever she talks rudely to the applicants. May ganang sumbatan ang mga pumupunta sa embassy at pagsabihan ng "reklamo kayo ng reklamo, dapat tumahimitk nalang kayo". She's also a liar, saying she called but the applicant wasn't answering. She's got the nerve to listen during the interviews and tell the apolicants afterwards that she shouldn't have said things that would make her look bad.

The required document was submitted 3 months back but there was no record that they recieved it.. This is gross incompetence for a fronliner, putting peoples chances for a visa on hold when they could have reunited with their loved ones in South Africa earlier if not for her/their shortcomings! With the new consul, it's with the hope that she'll be relieved from her position and from the embassy as a whole as she is a bad representation to its image, adding to the hardships and anxiety of people and increasing posibilities of further incompetence.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:07 EDT
visa applicant
I am a single and none agency I apply my fiance visa last 2 years ago and within 2 weeks I got my visa approve but yes i work on my paper work from a banking details and more plus ticket 2 way. About the fee the some of (35.000) u can get it back there's a refund soon u r back in the country first thing will do is show ur passport that being stamp from the airport and that is defend on how many days or month u want to visit S. A .
now after two years I got married last year's December I apply for my visa and my two kids
same thing visa approve now we r here in south Africa were the country of my hubby...
to all don't blame Leila of why she can't approve ur visa application she don't decide of this thing. Leila needs to show all the paper works to the south African ambassador what Leila do is make sure that ur requirement is complete checking policy as all government and businesses do..
And maybe you people don't have idea what been happening in the government here in south Africa they change about everything about the law here. So people before you guys blaming the poor woman because you said she didn't approve your visa. Think deep and maybe if you people walk on her shoe you guys will known how hard she is trying to push your visa application to the ambassador of South Africa.
Really Filipino haven't change a bit. You demand of what u want but when they ask you that you need to pay for it you people refuse and Blame the person that just working there..
all this bad comment and complaining you put here don't you think that help you to go throu easy visa approve ? Well Goodluck with you rude people commenting here.
by the way thanks much Leila for approving my visa plus my 2 kids visa we r here in south Africa and we are in good and loving hands of my husband and his family :) thank you again
Fri, 3 Oct 2014 17:02 EDT
hi. laila
Ang dami m pinakawalan na poser dto para itaas ka! I agree meron din nka kuha ng visa dyan na hrap at pagod ang inabot dhil sa ang tingin m sa sarili m ikaw na ang ambassador dyan. Nakaupo ka lng sa likod ng kalabaw tingin m sa sarili m napaka taas m na!wag m pahirapan ang kapwa m pilipino , namimili k lng ng taong gusto m bgyan ng visa[lagay system ba?]Yan mga sa agency na yan magkano ba commision m kada ulo kya mabilis ang saka kyong mga embassy wag nyo itrato ang mga SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENs na mga parang hayop na pinag ttabuyan nyo dyan.remember SA embassy is their HOuse and u laila is only a mayordoma and the rest are maid and h/boy.kya ayusin m ang pakikitungo m sa kapwa m. Hnd araw araw pasko darating din ang bagyo sa buhay nyo dyan. Sana dagukan kna ng panginoon sa ginagawa m . Ingat ka lagi. E
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:32 EDT
I was reading all the comments dated 2012 up to present and I was so disappointed that they didn't do anything about the problems of the applicants.I was one of those applicants who applied 2 years fact i hate to see that embassy bec of their unprofessionalism and the way they treated us.I agree that Leila WAS VERY RUDE. THE DIRECTOR SHOULD DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS OF THE PEOPLE HERE BEC IT'S TRUE!!

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