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    13 February 2019

    • Mandatory online pre-payment introduced in Pakistan

    All applications for a South Africa visa made in Pakistan must book an appointment and pay the service fee online from the 03 March 2019.

    From the 03 March 2019 onwards all applicants for a South Africa visa must book an appointment and pay the service fee online before going to a visa application centre to submit their application and biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). From this date appointments to submit applications will only be accepted when the payment is complete.

    Payment will be in USD and can be made online using Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. Please ensure the chosen payment method has sufficient funds available before attempting to make an appointment and payment


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    10 July 2018

    The visa application centre in Islamabad will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018

    The Islamabad visa application centre, currently located at 14-B Sadiq Plaza, G9 Markaz, will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018. The Islamabad visa application centre will re-open on Monday 16 July 2018 in a new location in Islamabad. Please visit our Contact Us page for the location of the new centre.

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    28 November 2017

    New Prime Time and form filling services available from 11 December 2017

    From 11 December 2017 applicants will be able to avail a new Prime Time service, allowing the submission of visa applications outside of normal working hours for an additional fee. The form filling service will mean that for an additional fee staff can complete the visa application form for you. For more information on these services please click here.