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Schengen Visa Requirements for South Africans


Known as the “rainbow nation” for its multiethnic society and multicultural diversity, South Africa is the second richest country in the continent of Africa. With a total GDP as high as $341.216 billion, its passport holders have it easier to travel the world, in comparison to the rest of the continent’s residents.

The European capitals remain amongst the main travel destinations for the residents of South Africa. In 2017, South Africa was among the top 15 countries the residents of which filed most short stay visa applications at the Schengen embassies/consulates in the country. South African residents submitted a number of 206,786 visa applications, last year alone.

Those residing in South Africa will have to go through procedures and requirements in order to be able to obtain the permit that allows them to travel throughout the 26 European countries, part of the Schengen zone.

Do South Africans need a visa to enter Europe?

The Schengen states have a list of the countries that need a visa to enter any of them, and another for those who do not. South Africa is among the countries with which the Schengen Area has not established a visa-free regime yet. Therefore, South African passport holders are obliged to obtain a visa in order to enter this territory.

However, there are some categories of people residing in South Africa that are exempt from the visa requirement, as following:

  • Internationals living in South Africa, coming from one of the Schengen member states or the countries that have established visa-free regime with the Schengen states*
  • South African passport holders, that hold dual citizenship – South African and of one of the Schengen member states (These persons will have to travel with their European passport)
  • South African passport holders, that hold dual citizenship – South African and of one of the countries that have visa-free regime with the Schengen Zone (These people will have to travel with their Schengen-visa-exempt-country passport)*

*Starting January 1, 2021, these categories of citizens will have to apply for an ETIAS prior to their travel towards Europe, in order to be allowed to enter the territory.

To find out whether you need a visa, please check the list of nationals who are required to have a Schengen Visa.

Who can apply for a Schengen Visa in South Africa?

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The EU countries have established their embassies, consulates and visa application centers in South Africa, which are responsible on the admission and procession of visa applications. However, not everyone can apply for a Schengen visa in South Africa.

Only the following are eligible to file their visa applications at the Schengen embassies / consulates / VACs in South Africa

  • South African passport holders
  • Nationals of third-world countries, which are required to obtain a visa to Europe, living in South Africa under a permanent or temporary residence permit

Schengen Visa Application Requirements for South Africans

When applying for a Schengen visa in South Africa, you will have to submit a number of required documents. These documents are crucial; therefore, you really need to be careful when collecting them. Make sure they all comply with the standards set by the embassy where you are applying.

In general, the required documents for a Schengen visa are as following:

  • Visa application form – completely fulfilled with the required information. Try to avoid any mistakes, and give correct and honest information. Here you can find a guide on how to fulfill a visa application form! After giving the information you are asked to, print the form twice, and sign both copies at the end.
  • Valid passport or other travel document – no older than 10 years, with a validity of at least 3 more months beyond your planned date of leaving Europe.
  • A copy of your passport’s detail pages
  • Previous passports – if you have any. If you have more than one, please do not staple them. Instead, tie them together with a rubber band.
  • Photo – taken within the last three months. The photo must be taken according to the photography requirements as set by the Schengen countries.
  • Evidence of legal residence in South Africa – as a national ID card, or residence permit.
  • A cover letter – in which you explain the reasons you wish to enter the Schengen Zone, the countries you are planning to visit and the amount of time you wish to spend in each and other details about your trip.
  • Flight Itinerary – which is a booked flight ticket from South Africa to EU and back. If you will be taking any internal flights, you will have to include those tickets too.
  • Proof of Accommodation – which is a document that shows where you will be staying while in Europe. This could be one of the following:
    • Hotel Booking – a document that confirms you have booked a room in that hotel, including the dates you will be staying there and details about the hotel as its address, phone number and email.
    • Letter of Invitation – by a host residing in the country where you will be staying. This could be a friend or a relative. The letter should be written by the host, explaining the relationship between you two, and the period of time you will be staying at their place.
    • Rent agreement – between you and a landlord in the country where you will be staying in the Schengen territory.
  • Means of Subsistence – a document which proves you have enough money to financially support yourself during your stay in any of the Schengen countries. This document could be:
    • Bank Statement – a recent statement by your bank on your account, no older than three months, as a proof that you have enough money.
    • Letter of Sponsorship – a letter written by another person why is willing to financially support you. A bank statement of the sponsor, no older than three months, has to be attached to the letter, in order for it to be valid.
  • Europe Travel Health Insurance – a document that proves you have purchase travel health insurance that covers the whole territory of Schengen, in cases of medical emergencies as accidents and illnesses, as well as repatriation in case of death, with a minimum coverage of €30.000.

How to Apply for a Schengen Visa in South Africa

You will have to follow a step-by-step guideline to apply for a Schengen visa. The application procedure for a Schengen visa in South Africa is pretty similar to that in every other country in the world.

The first thing you will have to do is figure out which type of Schengen visa you need. Secondly, try to figure out at the embassy / consulate / VAC of which country you need to apply.

After figuring out these two, you can require an updated checklist of the required documents at the embassy where you will be applying. Collect the requirements as given in this checklist. Make sure they all comply with the standards and criteria as set by the embassy.

Appoint an interview. Depending on the country, you may make an appointment online, through phone, or on person. Ask about this when you require the checklist.

The earliest you can apply for your visa is three months prior to your planned trip to the Schengen Area, whereas the latest is two weeks prior to your trip. You are highly suggested to apply as soon as you can, in order to avoid any possible delays.

Attend the interview on the day of your appointment. Pay the visa fee previously and save the receipt. You will have to show it to the consular officer as a proof you have paid the fee. Show up on time and try not to be nervous. Remember that the interview is a crucial part of your visa application.

After the interview, you will have to wait for at most 15 days, for a response on your application.

Schengen Visa Fees for South Africans

Prior to the submission of your application, you will have to pay a visa fee in order for your application to be processed. Schengen visa fees are as following:

VISA CATEGORY VISA FEE IN EURO VISA FEE IN RAND
Schengen visa normal tariff 60 995
Schengen visa low tariff (minors 6-11 years) 35 580

The following categories of applicants are exempted of Visa fees only:

  • Spouse and Dependent Children of EU Nationals (Proof of EU Nationality and relationship with applicants needs to be provided). This is subject to EU treaty rights i.e. Spouse and Dependents cannot exercise this exemption when visiting country of origin of the EU National.
  • Children under 6.

Save the receipt you receive upon the completion of the payment, since you will have to present it alongside with the other documents, to the consular officer during the interview.

Where to apply for a Schengen Visa in South Africa

As mentioned above, you should pay attention where you need to file your applications. The Schengen area has rules in this regard, and applicants cannot just submit their documents at whichever embassy they wish to. According to these rules, depending on the number of countries you visit and the number of days you spend in each, you will have to apply as following:

  • Visiting one Schengen country – then apply at body responsible for visa submission of that country in South Africa (the embassy / consulate / visa center).
  • Visiting more than one Schengen countries – then where you need to apply depends on the number of days you plan to spend in each:
    • when spending equal amount of days in two or more countries – apply at the body responsible for visa submission, of the country in which you will be visiting first.
    • when spending unequal amount of days in two or more countries – apply at the body responsible for visa submission, of the country in which you will be spending more days.

Following, find a list of the Schengen member states, and their competent bodies for accepting visa applications in South Africa:

Apply for a visa to Austria Austria

The Austrian Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Austrian visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Johannesburg: 1st Floor Rivonia Village, Corner Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
  • Cape Town: Office 504, 5th Floor, 47 On Strand, Strand Street
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road(Problem Mkhize), Essenwood, 4000

Phone: +27(0)124253001
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Belgium Belgium

The Embassy of Belgium in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to TLS Contact. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Belgium visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Johannesburg, and Cape Town.

The VAC in Johannesburg accepts Schengen visa applications every workday from 9:00 am to 3:00pm, whereas the one in Cape Town every workday from 08:30 am to 13:30.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: Media Quarter, Upper Ground Floor 2, De Smit Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town 8005, Western Cape
  • Johannesburg: 8 Gwen Lane, 24 Central Building, Sandown, Sandton, 2031

Phone: (+27) 012 472 3801

Apply for a visa to Czech Republic Czech Republic

The Embassy of Czech Republic in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Schengen visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Johannesburg: 1st Floor Rivonia Village, Corner Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, Office 502, 5th Floor, Cape Town, 8001
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize Road), Essenwood, 4000

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3009
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Denmark Denmark

The Danish Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Danish visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: Office 504-506, 5th Floor, 47 on Strand Street, Strand Street
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor Cherry Lane Office Park114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road(Problem Mkhize), Essenwood, 4000

Phone: +27 (0) 12 4253001
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Estonia Estonia

The Swedish Embassy in Pretoria represents Estonia. On the other hand, Sweden has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global in South Africa. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Estonian visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3001
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Finland Finland

The Finnish Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Finnish visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize Road), Essenwood, 4000
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3010
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to France France

The Embassy of France in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to CAPAGO Centers. Which means South African residents will have to submit their French visa applications at one of their Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 16:30.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: Old Warehouse building, Black River Park South, 2 Floor Street, Observatory Ground Floor, 7925
  • Durban: Pencarrow Office Park, 8 Pencarrow Crescent, Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia, 4319
  • Johannesburg: Inanda Business Park, 98 Albertyn Avenue, Block A, 2196

Phone: (+27) 087 231 0313
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Germany Deutschland

The German Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to Intergate Visalink (Pty) Ltd. Which means South African residents will have to submit their German visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Centurion, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08.00 to 16.00.

Contact details & address:

  • Centurion: 1262 Lougardia Building Embankment Rd Centurion Gauteng RSA 015
  • Cape Town: 80 Strand Street, 8001
  • Port Elizabeth: Fairview Office Park, 4th floor, The Regus House, 8 Ring Road, Greenacres, 6057
  • Bloemfontein: 80 Pres Reitz Ave, Westdene Bloemfontein, 9301

Phone: +27 (0) 861 00 22 45

Apply for a visa to Greece Greece

The Embassy of Greece in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to the Global Visa Center World. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Greek visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:30 to 12:30 and from 13:30 to 15:30.

Contact details & address:

  • Johannesburg: 2nd Floor Harrow Court 1, 11 Boundary road, Houghton
  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor, Cape Town, 8001
  • Durban: Unit 101A , 1st Floor , 91-123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize), Essenwood

Phone: +27 064 760 4151
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Hungary Hungary

South African residents that need to apply for a Hungary visa will have to file their applications at the Embassy of Hungary in Pretoria. The embassy directly handles and processes Hungarian visa applications.

Contact details & address:

959 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083
Phone: 12 430 3030
Fax: 12 430 3029
email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Iceland Iceland

The Danish Embassy represents Iceland in South Africa. On the other hand, Denmark has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global to South Africa. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Schengen visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Pretoria and Durban.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: Office 504-506, 5th Floor, 47 on Strand Street, Strand Street
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor Cherry Lane Office Park114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road(Problem Mkhize), Essenwood, 4000

Phone: +27 (0) 12 4253001
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Italy Italy

The Embassy of Italy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to CAPAGO Centers. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Italian visa applications at one of their Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 17:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: Ground Floor, Old Warehouse building, Black River Park South, 2 Fir Street, Observatory Cape Town, 7925
  • Durban: Pencarrow Office Park, 8 Pencarrow Crescent, Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia, 4319
  • Pretoria: Hadefields Business Park, 1267 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, 0028
  • Johannesburg: Inanda Greens Business Park, Block A, 98 Albertyn Avenue, Sandton, 2196

Phone: 087 231 0313
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Latvia Latvia

The Hungarian Embassy in Pretoria represents Latvia in South Africa. South African residents that need to apply for a visa to Latvia will have to file their applications at the Embassy of Hungary in Pretoria. The Hungarian embassy directly handles and processes Schengen visa applications.

Contact details & address:

959 Arcadia Street, Hatfield, Pretoria, 0083
Phone: 12 430 3030
Fax: 12 430 3029
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Lithuania Lithuania

South African residents that need to apply for a visa to Lithuania will have to file their applications at the Embassy of Lithuania in Pretoria. The embassy directly handles and processes the Lithuanian Schengen visa applications.

You can file your Lithuanian visa application every workday from 09.00 to 12.00.

Contact details & address:
235 Grosvenor St., Hatfield 0028, Pretoria, SA
Phone: +27 (0) 12 760 9000
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Luxembourg Luxembourg

The Embassy of Belgium in Pretoria represents Luxembourg in South Africa.  On the other hand, the Belgium has outsourced visa submission to TLS Contact. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Schengen visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Johannesburg, and Cape Town.

The VACs in Johannesburg accepts Schengen visa applications every workday from 09:00 to 15:00, whereas the one in Cape Town every workday from 08:30 to 13:30.

Contact details & address:

  • Johannesburg: 8 Gwen Lane, 24 Central Building, Sandown, Sandton, 2031
  • Cape Town: Media Quarter, Upper Ground Floor 2, De Smit Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town 8005, Western Cape

Phone: (+27) 012 472 3801

Apply for a visa to Malta Malta

South African visitors can obtain a visa from the Italian Embassy in Pretoria. The Italian Embassy in Pretoria represents Malta in South Africa. On the other hand, Italy has outsourced visa submission in South Africa to CAPAGO Centers.

Which means South African residents will have to submit their Schengen visa applications at one of their Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 8:00 to 17:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: Ground Floor, Old Warehouse building, Black River Park South, 2 Fir Street, Observatory Cape Town, 7925
  • Durban: Pencarrow Office Park, 8 Pencarrow Crescent, Armstrong Avenue, La Lucia, 4319
  • Pretoria: Hadefields Business Park, 1267 Pretorius Street, Hatfield, 0028
  • Johannesburg: Inanda Greens Business Park, Block A, 98 Albertyn Avenue, Sandton, 2196

Phone: 087 231 0313
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Netherlands Netherlands

The Dutch Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Dutch visa applications at one of their Visa Application Centers located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Johannesburg: 1st Floor Rivonia Village, Corner Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize Road), Essenwood, 4000
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3005
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Norway Norway

The Embassy of Norway in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Norway visa applications the Visa Application Centers in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3006
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Poland Poland

South African residents that need to apply for a Polish visa will have to file their applications at the Embassy of Poland in Pretoria. The embassy directly handles and processes Polish visa applications to Poland.

You can submit your visa applications on Mondays from 14:00 to 17:00, whereas from Tuesday to Friday starting at 9:00 to 12:00.

Contact details & address:
14 Amos Street, Pretoria, 0083, South Africa
Phone: +27 12 430 2632
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Portugal Portugal

The Embassy of Portugal in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Portuguese visa applications the Visa Application Centers in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Durban.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Johannesburg: 1st Floor Rivonia Village, Corner Rivonia Boulevard and Mutual Road, Sandton
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn
  • Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize), Essenwood, 4000

Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor, 8001
Phone: +27 (1) 24253003
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Slovakia Slovakia

South African residents that need to apply for a visa to Slovakia will have to file their applications at the Embassy of Slovakia in Pretoria. The embassy directly handles and processes Schengen visa applications.

You can submit your visa application on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:30 to 12:00.

Contact details & address:
930 ARCADIA Street, Arcadia, South Africa
Phone: +27 123422051, +27 123422052
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Slovenia Slovenia

Slovenia has outsourced visa submission to Germany in South Africa. On the other hand, the German Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to Intergate Visalink (Pty) Ltd. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Schengen visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Centurion, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 16:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Centurion: 1262 Lougardia Building Embankment Rd Centurion Gauteng RSA 015
  • Cape Town: 80 Strand Street, Cape Town, 8001
  • Port Elizabeth: Fairview Office Park, 4th floor, The Regus House, 8 Ring Road, Greenacres, 6057
  • Bloemfontein: 80 Pres Reitz Ave, Westdene, 9301

Phone: +27 (0) 861 00 22 45

Apply for a visa to Spain Spain

The Spanish Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to BLS International. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Spanish visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 09:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: 1st Floor, Block B, North Park, Black River Park, 2 Fir Street, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
  • Pretoria: Regus Lakeview, Ground Floor Lakeview Building 1277, Mike Crawford Avenue Centurion 0157

Phone: +27 (0) 21 003 8050 for Cape Town and +27 (0) 12 683 8742 for Pretoria
Email: [email protected] for Cape Town and [email protected] for Pretoria

Apply for a visa to Sweden Sweden

The Embassy of Sweden in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Swedish visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3001
Email: [email protected] & [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Switzerland Switzerland

The Swiss Embassy in South Africa has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Swiss visa applications at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize Road), Essenwood, 4000

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3017
Email: [email protected]

Apply for a visa to Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

The Swiss embassy represents Liechtenstein in South Africa. Whereas, the Swiss Embassy has outsourced visa submission to VFS Global. Which means South African residents will have to submit their Schengen visa applications to Liechtenstein at one of the Visa Application Centers located in Cape Town and Pretoria.

The VACs accept Schengen visa applications every workday from 08:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00.

Contact details & address:

Address:

  • Cape Town: 47 Strand Street, 5th Floor Office 504, Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Pretoria: 1st Floor, Cherry Lane Office Park, 114 Fehrsen Street, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Brooklyn

Durban: Unit 101A 1st Floor, 91 -123 Cowey Road (Problem Mkhize Road), Essenwood, 4000

Phone: +27 (0) 12 425 3017
Email: [email protected]

What should I do if my visa application is rejected

It happens to everyone, even if you have previously held Schengen visas or any kind of visa to other parts of the world. The visa processing authorities can reject you for different types of reasons. There are some common reasons why Schengen visa applications are rejected. Try to avoid those mistakes, in order for your application to be successful.

Sometimes, applications are rejected because of some mistakes made during the Schengen visa interview. The interview is a crucial part of every Schengen visa application. Even if everything else is okay, mistakes made during the interview, may result in the rejection of your application.

However, this is never a reason for desperation. You can always appeal a visa denial decision on your case. When you receive the decision on your case, you will also get the reasons behind that. You will have the chance to write an Appeal Letter for Schengen Visa Refusal, if you think the decision on your case has been unjust.

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