Making your payment to Oceans Research does not need to be a stressful process. If you have any questions, or cannot meet a deadline please be sure to communicate with us, we are here to help.
STEP 1 – WHAT IS THE PROCESS?
Payment for the Oceans Research Field Program is split into two parts.
- Non-refundable deposit: pay €500 EURO within 14 days of acceptance in order to secure your spot in the program.
- Remainder: the difference, your remaining balance, needs to be paid at least 1 months prior to your arrival at the Mossel Bay. This amount is the difference between the total cost of your programs and the deposit you have paid.
STEP 2 – MAKE PAYMENT
When you make payment, all payments are made into the following account:
- Account name: Oceans Research Institute
- Bank: FIRSTRAND Bank LTD
- Bank Physical Address: Langeberg Mall, Louis Fourie Road, Voorbaai, Mossel Bay, South Africa, 6500
- Branch: Mossel Bay
- Branch code: 210-314
- Account no: 62814935980
- SWIFT Code: FIRNZAJJ
- Clearing Code: 250655 or 210314
- Oceans Research’s address: Waterfront, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa
Neither IBAN nor BIC codes are needed for South Africa.
For wire transfers from the US, if your payment is staying domestic, then the routing number will be used, but if, as in this case, the payment is going abroad, the SWIFT code will take the lead.
Transfers can be made also via one of the intermediary (correspondent) banks below:
AUD ANZ Bank, Australia ANZBAU3MXXX
EUR Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt DEUTDEFFXXX
USD JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York CHASUS33XXX
If you do not have an account with any of the above banks, please do not worry. Simply phone your bank, and ask them for the best way to do the transfer.
STEP 3 – PROOF OF PAYMENT (POP)
Your next step is to let us know you have made payment. This can be achieved by emailing a copy of your proof of payment to us: email@example.com
Once we have received your POP we will accept this as confirmation of payment.
STEP 4 – REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS
Deposit: this deposit is non-refundable; should you wish to cancel, this portion will not be returned. Should you need to reschedule your participation, we can transfer your deposit.
Remaining payment: should you cancel with more than 2 months notice, your remaining payment will be refundable minus the deposit and banking fees. Should you cancel 30 days to 2 months prior, your remainder will be 50% refundable. One month or less your remaining payment is not refundable.
STEP 5 – IMPORTANT NOTICES
You are responsible for all banking fees, should there be a deduction for the international transfer, you will need to settle the balance on arrival. Additional nights with us are at an additional charge, but can be settled in cash on arrival
Currency calculations. The best site to work out approximately what our programs will cost you in your own currency is >www.xe.com<
Do not use Western Union/Moneygram/Xoom – As a business we cannot accept these transfers
Do not post personal cheques.
Use your own name as reference. This enables us to identify your payment and is extremely important.
Always send us a proof of payment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bank charges. The bank may charge additional fees for your transaction. This means you may have a small balance (circa 200 ZAR), which can be settled when you arrive in South Africa.
Waiting period. Keep in mind that due to bank processing, it may take at least two weeks for your deposit to show in our account. However, we accept your submission of a proof of payment as sufficient to confirm your booking
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