General Information

The Netherland Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, is pleased to announce the opening of Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Visa Processing South Africa Pty. Ltd.

The visa applications are to be submitted at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre in CapeTown from 09th January 2015 or Durban from 30th January 2015. All applications will be assessed by The Netherlands Embassy in Pretoria. The Netherlands Visa Application Centre offers the option of courier service for return of your documents submitted to us, directly at your doorstep.

Please Note: All applicants should submit their visa application in person at the Visa Application Centre.

We therefore under no circumstances accept nor receive couriered or mailed applications. We shall be forced to return the couriered or mailed application at the senders cost via the same courier or mail company.

  • The data which is collected physically (application files), is sent each working day>
  • The electronically encrypted data is transferred at the latest at the end of the day of their collection

Submission of Application 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 15:00 Monday – Friday Except Holidays

Passport Collection 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 16:00 Monday – Friday Except Holidays

For Prospective Applicants

Applicants who wish to apply for a Visa are requested to kindly read the information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will reduce the chances of your application being incomplete or a delay in being processed.

There are 3 types of visas you can apply for. Check which one applies to you.

  • Visas for the Netherlands (Schengen Visa stay < 90 days)
  • Visas for the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
  • Visas for the Netherlands (MVV stay > 90 days).

Please use the link for more information: http://southafrica.nlembassy.org/services/consular-services/visa/general-information.html