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Welcome to the website of the India Visa and Consular Service Application Centre in South Africa. VFS Visa Processing SA Pty Ltd is a trusted partner to “The Government of India” in South Africa and manages the administrative function of the Visa, Passport, and selected Consular Services application process.

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  • Effective 19 July 2021

    The Visa Application Centres in Durban and Johannesburg will re-open, kindly refer to the below revised operational timings.

  • Effective 01 December 2020

    The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GOI) has decided to extend the existing Passport Seva (PSP) system, as currently used by Indian Regional Passport Offices (RPO) to render passport services.

    Please take note of the new process for submission of applications for Fresh/Re-issue of Passports and Police Clearance Certificates.

    This is applicable to Cape Town, Durban & Johannesburg Visa Application Centers.

    Kindly complete all necessary forms on the portal before scheduling an appointment.

  • Effective 22 June 2020

    India Visa Application Centre accepts applications only with prior appointment. Please note change in our operational days and hours until further notice:

    Attention Applicants,

    Please take note of the revised operational hours,

    Johannesburg Centre- Monday to Friday - 08:00 hrs - 15:00 hrs

    Address: 2nd Floor Harrow Court 1, 11 Boundary road, Houghton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

    Durban Centre – Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 09:00 hrs-13:00 hrs

    Address: Unit 409, 4th Floor , 91-123 Cowey Road(Problem Mkhize), Essenwood , Durban, South Africa.

    Cape Town Centre - Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 09:00 hrs-13:00 hrs

    Address: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 502, Cape Town, South Africa.

    Please note only applications by appointment will be assisted.

    Kindly note due to COVID-19 no Family/Group appointments will be allowed, only individual appointments will be accepted at the Application Centre

    Owing to the COVID -19 development and directives by the Government of South Africa, the India Visa Application Centres will now be able to operate as per the level 3 regulations as from the 08 June 2020. Please note only applications by appointment will be assisted.

    We have a very important update for our customers in South Africa regarding the functioning of our India Visa and Consular Service Application Centres.

    As the safety of our customers and staff is our priority, we have implemented strict health and safety measures in line with Government guidelines for social distancing at our Application Centres. On arrival at the Visa Application Centre, you will be required to undergo a temperature reading. Customers exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, including fever (higher than 37.3 degrees celsius), cough and difficulty in breathing will be allowed to reschedule their appointments for another day and not proceed further for their applications.

    For your safety, kindly adhere to the precautionary measures at our Centres. All processed applications will be subject to accepting the mandatory courier service to reduce the number of visits to the Centre.

  • Please take note of urgent notice regarding advisory on travel and visas

  • Biometrics will be mandatory for all Visa applications as off the 17 July 2017 click here to find an application centre near you.
  • Lesotho passport holders must apply at the Indian High Commission at Pretoria.
  • Beware of fraudulent job offers. For more details – click here

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News and Updates

Visa Application Centres in Durban will remain closed...

Published on 14 July 2021

India Visa Application Centre accepts applications...

Published on 24 June 2020

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