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Application Process

How to submit your visa application in South Africa - Step by step procedure

How to apply

It is essential that you read all the information on this page, in order to understand the application requirements and procedure. A successful visa application is based on genuine intent, correct documentation and accurate form. It will take you less than 3 minutes to read through this page, and it will save you a lot of time.

Step 1: Download checklist
Step 2:
Complete the online application form on
Step 3:
Pay the visa fee online using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express; Dankort and JCB)
Step 4:
Print and sign the cover letter
Step 5:
Using the checklist, start to gather all the supporting documents needed for your application
Step 6: Make an appointment with VFS to do biometrics, and hand in the signed cover letter, photo and all supporting documents.
Collect your visa

Applicants must always appear in person at VFS for submissions regardsless of whether biometrics have been done recently. No third-party submission will be accepted.

Only applicants applying under the Red Carpet Programme, who have had their biometris done recently, may submit via a third party.

Embassy of Denmark

iParioli Office Park, Block B2
1166 Park Street
Hatfield 0083

Phone +27 (0) 12 430 9340
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