20 October 2014: With effect from 3
November 2014, please note that the VFS Visa Application Centre in Pretoria
will be relocating to: Cherry Lane Office Park, 1st Floor, 114 Fehrsen
Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn, 0181.
10 June 2014: As of 1
July 2014, as per South African Regulations all minors would be required to
submit their unabridged birth certificate when traveling to and from South
01 June 2013: Requirement as of 6
According to the Schengen Regulations as of the 6 June 2013 all prospective
applicants will the required to submit their applications personally at the VFS
offices to ensure that a live photo and fingerprints(Biometrics) can be
introduced into the system. Once biometrics is taken after the 6 June 2013 it
would not be necessary in subsequent applications for up to 59 months. Children
under 12 years of age are exempt from this requirement.