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Welcome to the website of the Australia Visa Application Centre in South Africa. VFS Global is a commercial entity working in partnership with The Commonwealth of Australia to provide visa application service in South Africa

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  • The Australian Visa Application and Biometric Collection Centres in South Africa will be closed on Monday, 01 Nov 21 for an upcoming public holiday, and will open on Tuesday, 02 Nov 21, in lieu of this closure. Please plan your appointment to our Centres in keeping with this change.
  • The Australian Visa Application and Biometric Collection Centres in South Africa will be closed on Monday, 09 Aug 21 for an upcoming public holiday, and will open on Tuesday, 10 Aug 21, in lieu of this closure. Please plan your appointment to our Centres in keeping with this change.
  • The Australian Visa Application and Biometric Collection Centres in South Africa have resumed limited operations from 02 November 2020 for Biometrics collection, strictly by appointment. Paper applications will not be accepted by mail or at the office. You can apply online for most visa and citizenship applications at: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/help-support/tools

    Current operational days and timing for the AVACs and ABCC, except public holidays, are:

    • Operational days: Monday and Thursday
    • Operational timings: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm

    Customers are required to make a prior appointment before visiting the centre as no walk-in appointments or in-person information services will be available. Customers needing assistance with completing their Visa form online can avail the service at the Visa Application Centre, for an additional fee. Please make this selection at the time of making your appointment.

    Travel restrictions are in place and subject to change. You cannot come to Australia unless you are in an exempt category or you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions. Please check the Department of Home Affairs’ website for more information https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/travel-restrictions

  • Due to the ongoing power outage issue nationwide, our operations in South Africa have been impacted.

    We regret the inconvenience encountered at our centres which include longer waiting time faced by our customers.

    Appreciate your patience.

  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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