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.

  • Please note that we have relocated our Midrand ZEP centre and our address details for this has changed. Applicants are requested to submit their applications at our Pretoria office at Cherry Lane Office Park, 1st Floor, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn, Pretoria. Please visit our ZEP website for more information
  • Kindly note that from 1st March 2022, applicants will NO longer be required to schedule an appointment to collect their outcome.

    Applicants may come and collect their outcome on a WALK IN (First come, first served) basis anytime between 10am and 3pm.

    Applicants are however advised that we are still adhering to basic COVID protocols and collections counters will only be available between 10am and 3pm STRICTLY. Right of admission reserved.

  • Applicants Applying for Critical Skills are advised to refer to the below:

    Immigration Directive No. 01 of 2022: Implementation of the Critical Skills List

    The Department of Home Affairs has issued Immigration Directive No. 01 of 2022 which deals with the transitional arrangements between the 2014 and the new 2022 Critical Skills List. The Directive is available on the Home Affairs website at


    Download the following documents;

    For more information, please visit

  • Attention Applicants:

    Due to the impact of COVID on our staffing levels and adherence to COVID protocols, Applicants advised that they can expect an increase in waiting times at our centers.

    Please expect delays in our processes of submission, premium lounge as well as collection.


    Please be advised that the fees charged for services provided at our DHA Application Centres will be revised effective 1 January 2022.

    Customers in South Africa who plan to avail of any services at our DHA Centres can view the revised service fee by visiting the payments page on We appreciate your kind understanding.

  • 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


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