GGDA Closures

Please note that the GGDA office will be closed for submissions and collections on 10 April 2018 and resume to normal on 11 April 2018

Please note that the GGDA office will be completely closed on the 27 December 2017, 28 December 2017, 29 December 2017 as well as the 02 January 2018.

VFS Global introduces a premium DHA Visa and Permit Services Centrein the following locations Durban and Cape Town; this is an addition to the present facility at Sandton, Johannesburg.

Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce the opening of the DHA Premium Visa & Permit Services Centre for its Corporate Clients and their dependents.. Visa and Permit applications from corporate clients will be accepted at these new centres. These applications will be assessed by Department of Home Affairs.

VFS Global is glad to support DHA in delivering an integrated service which encourages proactive measures towards delivering a modern and seamless service.

DHA, South Africa, partnered with VFS Global in 2014 with visa application centres in South Africa. Today the company serves the government of South Africa in 7 Countries with 18 Visa Application Centres.

Process for Visa and Permit application:

Step 1 :

Applicants need to visit the VFS Global – DHA website http://www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica/

Step 2 :

Check if the name of the organization employed with appears in the list of existing members

  • If the name of the organization is not on the list, applicants are advised to wait for the Government Gazette for further information on how to apply.

Step 3 :

Applicants who have confirmed eligibility for the service can book an appointment at this premium centre by sending an email to

  • For Johannesburg applicants: premiumservices.sa@vfsglobal.com
  • For Durban applicants: Please note that the Durban Premium lounge will be closed from the 24th July 2017 till 4th September 2017, this facility is currently undergoing a makeover to improve our services for premium lounge applicants in Durban.
  • For Cape Town applicants: premiumcapetown@vfsglobal.com

Step 4 :

VFS Global will validate the status of the applicant; a user ID and Password to complete the online application process will be provided

Step 5 :

Payment for the service. The service fee for submissions at the DHA Premium Visa & Permit Services is R 2500 (including VAT) per application. This excludes the DHA visa and permit fees.

Step 6 :

Complete the required Visa & Permit application form available on the website http://www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica/

Please Note:

All Premium Service applicants, if applying within the Temporary Category are required to use Corporate account as an Application-sub type when completing the online application form on the http://www.vfsglobal.com/dha/southafrica/ website.

Failure to use the above mentioned sub-type will result in Premium Service applications not being processed within the expected turn-around time

Step 7 :

Book an appointment to visit the premium centre after completing the online form (using Corporate account as the sub-type if applying within the Temporary Residence Category)

Centre Submission Timings: 08:00 to 15:00 Monday – Friday only.

Step 8 :

Applicants can track the status of their application on the VFS Global website.

To avail of this service please click here and confirm if your organization is currently eligible for this service.

If it is, then to proceed further please send an email to premiumservices.sa@vfsglobal.com

Categories that can be applied for are mentioned below.

For further information on documents required and application process please send an email to premiumservices.sa@vfsglobal.com or call the helpline number on +27 12 425 3015

To know more about the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency please visit website at http://www.ggda.co.za/



Visitors Visa

Exchange Visa

General Work Visa

Retired Person Visa

Business Visa

Relative Visa

Corporate Visa

Intra Company Transfer Work Visa

Critical Skills Visa

Medical Visa

Study Visa

Transfer of Temporary Residence Visa

Rectification of Temporary Residence Visa




Proof of Permanent Residence Permit

Rectifications of Permanent Residence





Temporary Residence Appeal

Permanent Residence Appeal




Once validated, you will be provided with a User Id and Password to proceed further with the application.

Link to User Access page with Application Form

If you are an existing user please CLICK HERE to login

If the name of your organization does not appear in the list, please note that there would be a Government Gazette released shortly that will detail the process to apply for this Corporate Account status.