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Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the South Africa visa application centre.

Please note:

All the applications have to be lodged in respective Visa Application Centre where their passport place of issue belongs to. If applicants are from Beijing Jurisdiction, can submission their applications at Visa Application Centre at Beijing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Wuhan or Xi'an. If applicants are from Shanghai Jurisdiction, can submission their applications at Visa Application Centre at Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou or Jinan.

However, if the applicants have special conditions, they need to demonstrate the certain documents such as temporary residence permit or employment certificate etc. while applying to prove that they cannot apply for a visa in their jurisdiction.

You may refer to ‘Important News and Notices’ section on the right side of this page & look for any relevant updated information or notices before applying.

South Africa Visa Application Centre takes no responsibility for loss of documents in Courier Transit.

Step 1

Prepare your application and supporting documents:

Go to “Short Time Visa” , “Long Time Visa” or “Permanent Residence Permit” link on this website to understand details of different visa types. There you can find information on the photo specifications, documents required, processing times and more.

Step 2

Applicants from China are required to submit their applications at the South Africa Visa Application Centre, between 08:00 to 15:00 (Monday to Friday) except on the holidays mentioned in the holiday list.

Please read the security regulation notice before visiting the centre.

Step 3

Submit your visa application:

Visit the Visa Application center and submit your completed Visa Application Form along with required supporting documents. Please see the Contact Us page for the location of the centre. In order to avoid a second trip to the Visa Application center after your application has been processed, you may opt for a commercial courier delivery service of your passport for an additional fee.

Step 4

Pay application fee:

Visa fee is paid at the submission counter in cash in Chinese yuan. Receipt will be provided for all payments made at the center.

Step 5

Collect your ready passport:

Track the progress of your application and come accordingly to pick up your passport. If you have opted for a commercial courier delivery service your passport will be delivered to your chosen address.