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.


  • 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
  • Important Notice : Reopening of Visa Services following the announcement of Lockdown Level 1.

    As of Tuesday 22nd September 2020, visa services will resume at all Visa Facilitation Centre’s in South Africa.

    All categories of temporary residence visa’s, including applications of waivers of the prescribed requirement will only be accepted.

    The resumption of other immigration related applications will be phased in over a period of time.

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

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


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