30 March 2017
Please note that effective the 31 March 2017, holders of ordinary Russian passports would no longer require visas for a period of 90 days (short stay visitors) for business meetings, conferences and holiday visits.
06 January 2017
Please note that non Machine Readable Passports are no longer acceptable for any visa application. This includes any extensions of passport expiry dates done manually by means of a stamp from a consulate. Kindly obtain a machine readable passport in order to lodge a visa application to South Africa
2 November 2016
A financial undertaking or support by a foreigner (parent / spouse of an applicant who is not a South African citizen) is no longer recognized in terms of the South African Immigration Regulations for all applicants 18 years and above.
A financial undertaking or support by a foreigner (parents/ spouse of an applicant who is not a South African citizen) is no longer recognized in terms of the South African Immigration Regulations.
For ALL applicants 18 years and over applying under a visitor’s visa, volunteer visa, study visa and accompanying dependents:
13 May 2016
Applicants who have a query must email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to proceeding
Applicants who have a query must email email@example.com prior to proceeding to any of the application centre. Any booked appointments for the same online will strictly not be refunded. Kindly verify if you require a visa by following the link below before your book and pay for any appointments online -
Who needs a visa: http://southafricahouseuk.com/visas/vis_needvis.html
21 March 2016
Yellow Fever – Please go Here for important information regarding Yellow Fever.
16 March 2016
Please ensure that you pay the VFS Service Charge fee online when making your appointment.
Please ensure that you pay the VFS Service Charge fee online when making your appointment. The fee cannot be paid at the visa application centre. Please also ensure that you bring the email confirmation as proof of payment when attending for your appointment.
The visa fee can be paid only when visiting the visa application centre in person for your appointment.
10 September 2015
Please also provide visas to all countries of intended visit for the current trip, original and copies. For example, if you are travelling to South Africa and intend on visiting a neighbouring country such as Botswana within the same trip, you must provide your visa for Botswana or documented proof that you have applied for this visa. If visas have been applied for, please provide the relevant documentation as proof.
Alternatively, if you do not require a visa to any of the neighbouring countries, please provide proof of exemption.
Please note that though applicants may request a multiple entry visa, the decision to grant the same is not guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the Embassy of South Africa.