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Only Visitor’s visa and Transit visa applications are accepted at VFS centre.

Required documents for all visa categories

To ensure your application is processed without any delay please include the following:

Complete and Signed Visa Application Form in Black ink only.
Passport (valid for at least thirty(30) days from intended departure date from South Africa and at least three(3) unused/blank visa pages)
Supporting documentation as per the relevant checklist

Applicants are requested to read the requisite documents carefully that needs to be submitted together with your visa application. Please make sure that you have all the documents indicated in the list, since decision could be delayed and deferred if one or several documents are missing.

Visa Application Processing Time
Delhi – Minimum 5 working days*. Verification cases could take longer depending on the Consulate..
Mumbai - 05 working days. Verification cases could take longer depending on the Consulate.
Acceptance of Visa Application:

  At the Delhi VAC : Operations Hours- at VAC: 0900 - 1200 hours & 1300 – 1600 Monday-Friday, except on declared holidays.
At the Mumbai VAC : : Operations Hours- at VAC: 0800 - 1200 hours & 1300 – 1600 Monday-Friday, except on declared holidays.


Collection of processed Application

At the Delhi VAC: 1300 - 1500 hours, Monday-Friday, except on declared holidays.
At the Mumbai VAC: 1530 - 1700 hours, Monday-Friday, except on declared holidays.

VISA APPLYING
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Step 1
Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the High Commission and the Consulate General. You may refer to the link ‘All about Visas’ to understand details of various visas.

Step 2
Complete your visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this website.

Step 3
Ensure photos are as per specifications.

Step 4
Attach all supporting documents required as per checklist. Make sure your application is complete. Incomplete applications are not accepted.

Step 5
Submit your application at the VFS centre in Mumbai or Delhi along with the applicable fees in cash.

Step 6
Track your application online

Step 7
Collect your passport from the VFS centre or wait for courier delivery.