03 December 2019
Festive Season Closures
All applicants are advised to take note of the below festive season operating hours and closure dates:
Please also refer to the “public holidays/closures” page for more information.
Please note that the last day for submission at the GGDA office will be the 19 December 2019 and will be open for collections on 20 December 2018 from 08:00 hrs to 15:00 hrs .
Please note that the GGDA office will be completely closed on the 23 December 2019, 24 December 2019, 27 December 2019, 02 January 2020 as well as the 03 January 2020. The office will resume normal operations on the 06 January 2020.
26 January 2019
ATTENTION: APPEAL APPLICATIONS
For any enquiries please contact the VFS call centre on 012 425 3000.
24 January 2019
All VFS clients who choose Rivonia as a location to submit their applications are kindly advised to make use of the parking space directly across the VFS office entrance.
VFS Global Parking Area
4 Rivonia Boulevard
20 September 2017
Zimbabwean Exemption Permit applicants can now contact our ZEP contact centre for any ZEP related queries
ZEP HelpLine: +27 (0) 12 425 3020
Working hours – 8:00 to17:00 from Monday to Friday.
09 April 2017
Replacement of south african police clearance certificate procedure
The Department of Home Affairs, in its endeavour to streamline processes and as part of the continuous service delivery improvement and efficiency, had planned to replace the South African Police Clearance requirement with the online biometric background checks linked to the South African Police Service database in the application process for temporary residence visas and permanent residence permits at VFS Global Visa application Centres within South Africa.
Please take note that due to further technical enhancements that are required, the replacement of the South African police clearance as outlined above has been temporarily postponed until further notice. The current process facilitated as per the old and existing process of applying for the police clearance certificate at SAPS continues. All persons requiring police clearance certificates are advised to continue with the existing process until further notice when the new and improved system would be ready for implementation as system developments are currently at the final stage of development.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and will communicate the new process soonest. Please check the website for any further update.
27 January 2016
All current holders of Quota work permit who are required to submit annual reports as a condition of their permit are advised to follow the procedure mentioned below:
Current holders of Quota work permits are advised to submit CLEAR and READABLE copies of the following documents via the email address mentioned above:
On receipt of the required documents the Department of Home Affairs will issue the client with a compliance letter confirming whether the client continues to comply with the conditions of the work visa issued to them. The compliance letter will be signed and scanned back to the applicant via the email from which the applicant sent the required documents.
This process is only applicable to persons who are due to report. This email will not receive any new applications and should not be used to make enquiries. All enquiries in this regard should be made to (012) 425-3000