Visa Fees At A Glance

Visa Fees applicable for Schengen visas types are listed in the table below:

Visa Category Visa Fee in ZAR
Schengen Visas (C Visit – Short Stay) 900
Schengen Visas ( Children between 6-12) 560
Residence Permit ( D Visit – Long Stay) 3300

Please Note:

  • The applicable visa fee in South African Rand is as per the current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice. The fee is non-refundable.
  • 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 Dependants cannot exercise this exemption when visiting country of origin of the EU National.
    • Children under 6.
    • The Following are also exempt but would require to get confirmation from the consulate directly before submission
      School pupils, students, post graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training

      Researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research
  • There is a service charge of R400 (inclusive of VAT) applicable per application over and above the visa fees for all applicants.
    There is a R250 mandatory courier fee applicable per application if you submit your visa application at the Durban branch and Cape Town branch
  • The Special Courier facility for the return of processed applications is available at a fee of R150 (Inclusive of VAT) per application. This is an optional service.
  • The only acceptable modes of payment of Visa fees are by Electronic fund transfers (EFT), internet transfers, and Credit/Debit Card (only at the Visa Application Centre) or in advance cash deposit into our bank account :-

    Visa Account details:
    Bank Name: Nedbank
    Branch Name: Corporate Client Services
    Branch Code: 145405
    Account Name: VFS Visa Processing (SA) (Pty) Ltd
    Account Number: 1454119535
    Reference: Passport number
  • Refunds: A fee will be refundable only if the application is withdrawn in writing prior to any processing of the application

    The below table will provide clarity on the fees that will need to be paid depending on which location the application is lodged
Location Visa Fee VFS Service Fee Total to be paid by the applicant
Visa Application Centers in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban R900 (to be prepaid directly into VFS account or to be paid by credit/debit card and EFT at the time of submission) R400 (to be prepaid directly into VFS account or to be paid by credit/debit card at the time of submission) There is a R250 mandatory courier fee applicable per application if you submit your visa application at the Durban branch and Cape Town branch R1300 for Pretoria applications and R1550 for Cape Town and Durban applications (to be pre-paid into the VFS account or to be paid by credit/debit card at the time of submission)
Location Visa Fee (D Visa) VFS Service Fee Total to be paid by the applicant
Visa Application Centers in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban R3300 (to be prepaid directly into VFS account or to be paid by credit/debit card and EFT at the time of submission) R400 (to be prepaid directly into VFS account or to be paid by credit/debit card at the time of submission) There is a R250 mandatory courier fee applicable per application if you submit your visa application at the Durban branch and Cape Town branch R3700 for Pretoria applications and R3950 for Cape Town and Durban applications (to be pre-paid into the VFS account or to be paid by credit/debit card at the time of submission)