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Additional Services

  • SMS Service
    25 ZAR / 20 Pula

    The Italy Visa Application Centre in South Africa provides a Visa application status tracking through SMS for your convenience at nominal cost.

    At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of hi-end services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and ongoing endeavor to add value to applicants’ experience, it is our privilege to offer the latest hi-tech SMS service, an express route to know the status of your visa application at your fingertips.

    Easy to use, this revolutionary SMS service once purchased will launch an automated confirmation feedback message to the applicant’s mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application life-cycle. The service supports transfer of SMS in English and assures an applicant of his/her equanimity, with convenience at their finger tip. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicants email ID informing them of the status of their Visa Application at various stages as a complimentary service with SMS.


    Explore the goodness of this valuable service, which can be purchased for 20 ZAR (VAT inclusive), during the time of submission of the visa application form.

    How to book:

    If you wish to use this facility please add the SMS fee while making payment at the counter of the Visa Application Centre.

  • Premium Lounge Service
    550 ZAR/500 Pula

    VIP premium lounge service (Inclusive of SMS and Courier at no additional cost)

    The VFS Global premium service lounge is now available at the visa application centre.

    The Premium Lounge includes:

    • Separate lounge with personalised service by dedicated staff
    • Refreshments
    • Faster submission of applications
    • Courier return of passport
    • SMS alert on the status of your application
    • Photocopying service for your documents


    Premium lounge service fee: 500 ZAR inclusive of VAT for each visa applicant in addition to the cost of the visa application.

    How to book:

    VIP appointment slots are available between 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00 Monday to Friday. Please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your desired appointment date.

  • Courier Service
    180 ZAR /150 Pula

    Courier Service (within South Africa)

    In case you would like your processed documents couriered to your specified address, you can request this facility at the time of submitting your application. Our agents in the centre will collect the required address from you and your passport will be returned through Fedex Express courier service.


    You can opt. for this service for 180 ZAR payable at the Visa application center

    How to book:

    This service can be booked at the Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.

  • Photo graphy Facility
    80 ZAR/100 Pula

    Applicants using this service can have their photograph taken at the visa application centre. This will ensure that the photographs meet Italian Consulates specifications.


    This service can be bought for an extra fee of 75 ZAR for 6 passport size photographs.

    How to book:

    This service can be booked at the Visa Application Centre upon your arrival

  • Photocopy Service
    3 ZAR/2 Pula

    You may require photocopies of recommended supporting documentation. VFS Global can take copies for you at the visa application centre.


    You can opt. for this service for 2 ZAR per copy

    How to book:

    Please reach out to submission desk officers to avail this service.

  • Printing Facility
    7 ZAR /5 Pula

    You can get the print out of your online application form at the visa application centre.


    You can opt. for this service for 7 ZAR per page