Department of Home Affairs is pleased to announce the opening of the Visa & Permit Facilitation Centres in 9 provinces and 11 cities within South Africa. Visa and Permit applications will be accepted across these 12 centres in South Africa. These applications will be assessed by Department of Home Affairs in Pretoria. Non-South Africans with a legal residency permit in South Africa can apply for a visa or permit at these centres.

Attention ZEP Holders:

  • As per the latest decision by cabinet all ZEP holders have now been granted a 12-month grace period meaning that all ZEP permits will only expire on 31 December 2022.
  • During the 12-month grace period holders of ZEP permits should apply for the mainstream visas which they qualify for and need to ensure that their applications comply with the provisions and requirements of the immigration act and regulations. There is no need to apply for a waiver as change of condition is permitted during the 12-month grace period given.
  • At the expiry of the 12-month grace period, those who are not successful will have to leave South Africa or be deported.
  • All updated information will be published as received.
  • To apply for a mainstream visa please CLICK HERE


  • Important Notice: Reopening of Visa Categories

    All categories of temporary residence visa’s, including applications of TRV - waivers, TRV & PRP – Appeal, Proof or Permanent Residence, PRP & TRV – Exemption of the prescribed requirement will only be accepted.

    Applicants that have collected their rejected PRP outcome between 10th March 2020 & 30th September 2021 will have until 15th December 2021 to submit their appeal application.

    Please note that adherence to all COVID -19 health protocols at all VFS centers are mandatory.

  • The department of home affairs invites qualifying holders of angolan special dispensation permits to apply for the angolan exemption permit, kindly click here for further information
  • All Angolan Special Dispensation applicants are requested to complete an online application under the Exemption category in the online form, to go to the online form please click here
  • Please click here to download Angolan Dispensation Checklist
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details - click here


If you have already submitted your application at the Visa application centre, to know the status of your application.

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