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Corporate visa no.
Important Instructions – Please read carefully before you proceed with the application.

  • • Each applicant will need to fill an online application form.
  • • Applicant is requested to select the right category of visa / permit for each applicant.
  • • Location selected during the online process will be the Visa Facilitation Centre where the applicant will apply.
  • Ensure all mandatory supporting documents are available before online form filling.
  • • Payment to secure your online appointment can be made in two methods:
  • 1. Online payment via Debit/Credit card through the secure online portal
  • 2. Pre-payment at Standard Bank by downloading and completing the online generated bank receipt and depositing the cash into the nearest Standard Bank. Handwritten cash deposit slips will not be accepted.
  • Note- When selecting the pre-payment option, after payment has been done you are required to visit your online application form after 3 working days to proceed to schedule your appointment.
  • • Our Information helpline and email queries service does not advise on Immigration Regulations hence applicants are requested to visit or call Department of Home Affairs helpline 0800 60 11 90 for any Immigration enquiries.
  • • For Rectification please ensure to enter current passport number. For Transfer cases please enter old passport number.
  • • All appeal applications will now follow a revised online process. This will be effective from the 26 January 2019.
  • Applicants are requested to refer to the below before applying for an appeal application:
  • • Applicants will only be able to apply for an appeal application once their previous application has been collected from the VFS application centre.
  • • Applicants will only be able to submit an appeal application within 10 days of collecting the rejected outcome.
  • • Applicants can only appeal once under the appeal category 8(4) and if rejected for the second time they will have one last opportunity to submit a final appeal under appeal category 8(6) which is then submitted for the review of the director general. For any enquiries please contact the VFS call centre on 012 425 3000.