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.

  • Due to protest actions scheduled to happen on Friday 13 September 2019 in the Sandton Business Hub area, and the safety of our applicants and staff the GGDA Premium application centre located in Sandton will be closed on 13 September 2019 and re-open on Monday 16 September 2019. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused in this regard.
  • Zimbabwe Exemption Permit transfer and rectification process

    Please note that the ZEP transfer and rectification process is online and applicants can now submit their applications. This is applicable for those applicants who are in possession of a valid ZEP permit. Applications can be completed on

  • Introduction and implementation of the automated fingerprint biometric solution which will replace the requirement of the manual South African police clearance certificate - Click here
  • VFS schedule for application submission and collection during 2017 Holiday Season Closures. Click here to read the complete information….
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details - click here


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