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Important Information

  • Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Shenyang

    Starting 21 June 2021, South Africa Visa Application Centre in Shenyang will relocate to Room 1002, 10F, 6# Fu Rong Tian Di Plaza, No. 2-4 Shiji Road, Hunnan District, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, China. The previous address is no longer valid.

  • Important Notice to Beijing Jurisdiction Applicants: dear customers, kindly be reminded that you are required to submit the application in person at South Africa Visa Application Centres in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xi’an, Chongqing and Kunming. Please check the operation hours before applying. In case of any enquiry, please contact the helpline in advance.
  • Resume of office hours for Shanghai Visa Application Centre

    Please kindly note that the normal office hours of Shanghai Visa Application Centre (operation from 9:00-12:00, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) will be resumed from 17 February 2021.

  • Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Wuhan

    Starting from 10 February 2021, Wuhan South Africa Visa Application Centre will be relocated at Room 2905-2906, Building F of Hanjie International Headquarters, Wuchang District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province 430071 China. The previous address will no longer be valid.

  • Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Hangzhou

    Starting 30 January 2021, Hangzhou South Africa Visa Application Centre will be relocated at 2F-A01, Second floor, Xin Feng Commercial G11 Center, No.266-272 of Xin Feng Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China. The previous address will no longer be valid.

  • Temporary closure of Shanghai Visa Application Center

    Due to local Coronavirus regulations, the Visa Application Center in Shanghai will be closed from Monday 01 February 2021, until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and kind co-operation. Please return to this page for further updates.

    Our other Visa Application Centres in China remain open.

  • Important announcement:

    This is to inform you that effective from 28 December 2020, the South Africa visa application center in Chengdu will be temporarily suspending operations until further notice.

    Applicants may submit their visa applications at the closest Visa Application Centre located in Chongqing on “3rd Floor , Tower B, Reliance Center, No.2 Xihu Zhi Road, Liang Jiang New Area, Chongqing, 401147, China” after 28 December 2020. Do write to us on infojvac.chongqingchina@vfshelpline.com for further queries. We deeply regret the inconvenience caused.
  • Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in China

    Starting from 22 September 2020, South Africa Visa Application Centre in China will be accepting applications. The Visa Application Centres in Beijing and Shanghai will operate from 09:00 to 12:00, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; The Visa Application Centre in Guangzhou will open from 09:00 to 12:00, Monday and Friday. Other locations will receive the applications upon prior appointment. Kindly schedule the appointments with the visa application centres via emails in advance. Thank you for your understanding

  • Important Notice to Shanghai Jurisdiction Applicants:

    1. All Long term visas(with valid dates) that were previously revoked, will now be reinstated to allow travelers to travel to South Africa from 1st Oct. 2020 onwards.
    2. For those applications that were submitted before lockdown, clients who wish to continue with travel, need to provide following:

      -- Short term (general): provide current valid documents such as invitations letters (where applicable), bank statements, accommodation and flight itineraries.

      --Short term (business / (11) (2)): to provide a new invitation letter from the inviting company.

      Those clients who no longer wish to travel, may submit withdrawal letters to have their passports returned to them.

    3. A Covid-19 test is to be done before departing although this is NOT a requirement for the visa application. Travelers’ will need to produce a negative COVID-19 test on arrival in South Africa. This test should not be older than 72 hours from the time of departure.
  • Information for Applicants planning to visit Visa Application Centre in Chongqing

    Starting 28 September 2020, Chongqing South Africa Visa Application Centre will be relocated to Room 6, 3F, Tower B, Reliance Center, No. 2 Xihu Zhi Road, Liangjiang New Area, Chongqing, 401147, China. The previous address will be no longer valid.

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