Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce the opening of the Visa & Permit Facilitation Centres in 9 provinces and 11 cities within South Africa. Visa and Permit applications will be accepted across these 12 centres in South Africa. These applications will be assessed by Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. Non-South Africans with a legal residency permit in South Africa can apply for a visa or permit at these centres.

  • Important Update : Please note the Cape Town DHA Application Centre will be open for urgent submissions and collection on 22 October 2016 from 9:00 until 12:00.
  • Attention Applicants: Relocation of DHA Application Centre

    Important Update

    The DHA Application Centre located at the Absa building in Riebeeck Street, Cape Town, has temporarily moved to a new location: 5th Floor, 47 Strand Street, Cape Town.

    DHA Applicants are advised that, with immediate effect, they can submit their applications as per their appointment at this centre until further notice.

    Applications can be submitted between 08:00 to 15:00. Collection of Decisions will be between 14:00 and 16:00.

    Urgent submissions for applications will be accommodated on a walk in basis between 09:00 to 12:00.

    For further updates or queries, please watch this space or contact our helpline on 021 824 2393/ 012 425 3000.

  • Attention: Please note that the replacement of the South African police requirement has been temporarily postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, please check website for any further updates
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