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VISA to South Africa
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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.
3 Clear coloured copies of your current passport data pages
Supporting documentation as per the relevant checklist
Receipt of Visa Application Fee and VFS service charges as applicable (To be collected at the bank implant in the visa application centre)

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

Applicants who have submitted their application at the Visa application centres can collect their processed application after an average of 6 working days. This timeline could vary from case to case and application centres.

The collection timing is 11.00 - 15.00 (Monday-Friday except holidays).

Applicants’ need to bring their receipt that was issued to them at the time of submission of visa application

Please Note: If processed passport not collected within 30 working days from South Africa Application Centre, it would be sent back to High Commission for transmitting to the relevant issuing authority, ( Nigeria Immigration Services, NIS).


Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the South Africa visa application centers

Step 1
Applicants are required to submit their applications personally at the VFS South Africa Visa Application centres

Step 2
Make a clear copy of all the original documents, previous UK, US, Canada, Japan and Schengen visas and three clear copies of passport data page.

Step 3
Complete the visa application form. You can download the application form from our website.

Step 4
Pay your visa application fee and services fee at the bank teller counter at the Visa Application Centre.

Step 5
Along with your application form and documents mentioned on this site you can come to our application centre. Please visit contact us page of this website for application acceptance timings and days.