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Additional Services

All Fees are non-refundable once the application has been submitted at VFS Global visa application center.

It is important that the following methods of payment will not be accepted: Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT), Cheque payments and any methods not mentioned above are currently not accepted. Please note that NO Diners club or American express cards can be used to pay for the application.

All payments can be made at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre via debit / credit card. NO CASH is accepted at the Visa Application Centre.

Status Tracking through SMS

The Netherlands Visa Application Centre in South Africa provides a Visa application status tracking through SMS for your convenience at a cost of ZAR 25.

At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of hi-end services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and ongoing endeavor to add value to applicants’ experience, it is our privilege to offer the latest hi-tech SMS service, an express route to know the status of your visa application at your fingertips.

Easy to use, this revolutionary SMS service once purchased will launch an automated confirmation feedback message to the applicant’s mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application life-cycle. The service supports transfer of SMS in English and assures an applicant of his/her equanimity, with convenience at their finger tip. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicants email ID informing them of the status of their Visa Application at various stages of the application process.


Explore the goodness of this valuable service, which can be purchased for 25 ZAR (VAT inclusive), during the time of submission of the visa application form.

How to book:

If you wish to use this facility please add the SMS fee while making payment at the counter of the Visa Application Centre.

Premium Lounge Service

VIP premium lounge service (Inclusive of SMS and Courier at no additional cost)

The VFS Global premium service lounge is now available at the visa application centre.

The Premium Lounge includes:

  • Separate lounge with personalised service by dedicated staff
  • Refreshments
  • Faster submission of applications
  • Courier return of passport
  • SMS alert on the status of your application
  • Photocopying service for your documents


Premium lounge service fee: 550 ZAR inclusive of VAT for each visa applicant in addition to the cost of the visa application.

How to book:

VIP appointment slots are available between 08:00 hrs to 12:30 hrs and 13:30 hrs to 15:00 hrs Monday to Friday. Please schedule your appointment at least 24 hours prior to your desired appointment date.

Courier Service

Courier Service (within South Africa)

In case you would like your processed documents couriered to your specified address, you can request this facility at the time of submitting your application. Our agents in the centre will collect the required address from you and your passport will be returned through Fedex Express courier service.


You can opt. for this service for 180 ZAR payable at the Visa application centre

How to book:

This service can be booked at the Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.

Prime Time Service

Saturday Appointments

The prime time service is available from 08:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs. This service allows applicants, who pay an additional fee, to lodge their applications beyond the normal processing hours (Saturdays as per availability on the online appointment scheduling 08:30 hrs to 13:30 hrs).


The prime time service fee is 550 ZAR per application.

How to book:

Please select the Prime Time option when scheduling an appointment online.

Important Note: Your visa application will be processed and decided by the Netherlands Consular Service in The Hague. The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by Netherlands Consular Service in The Hague and VFS Global have no influence over that process. Using the Prime Time service does not guarantee the approval of your visa application or affect the time taken for processing, and the amount paid for the prime time service is not refundable even if visa applications are rejected or take longer than expected.

Photocopy Service

You may require photocopies of recommended supporting documentation. VFS Global can take copies for you at the visa application centre.


You can opt. for this service for 5 ZAR per copy

How to book:

Please reach out to submission desk officers to avail this service.

Printing Facility

You can get the print out of your online application form at the visa application centre.


You can opt. for this service for 7 ZAR per page

How to book:

This service can be booked at the Visa Application Centre upon your arrival.

Walk In Without Appointment

Now submit your visa application even without a prior appointment. With this service, you can submit your visa application on the day of your choice. Accommodating walk-in appointments will be dependent upon Visa Application Centre’s capacity and slot availability.


You can opt. for this service for 250 ZAR per applicant

    This service is applicable for:

  • Those who have to travel urgently
  • missed their prior appointment
  • cannot book their appointment on the desired day at desired time.

Form Filling

Applying for a visa can be complex, especially if you are making your first application. Our team will help you successfully complete your paperwork - whether you are applying online or at the Visa Application Centre.


You can opt. for this service for 150 ZAR per applicant

Our staff will guide you through the process from start to finish, explaining the questions, and recording your answers. Please note, they cannot answer questions on your behalf, or fill in answers based on assumptions.

Courier Assurance

This is an optional service which is an add-on to return courier. This Service offers applicants an option of an enhanced compensation in case of damage or loss in transit during document transportation. A disclaimer will be required to be signed by applicants availing this service.


You can opt. for this service for 200 ZAR per applicant