Where to apply for a Schengen visa?

My place of residence My visa application should be submitted to
South Africa - All citizens and foreign nationals

VFS GLOBAL Call center: +27 (0) 12 425 30 17

IMPORTANT: The offices of our external service provider VFS Global in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban will reopen as of 5th July 2021. Kindly contact them directly for booking an appointment.  

Angola

French Embassy In Luanda (see below for exceptions. Only with prior appointment)                                                          

As per decision of the French President, the French Embassy in Luanda has closed its visa section as of 16.03.2020. All processing of visa applications are suspended until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.        

Botswana 

TLS Contact  (see below for exceptions. Only with prior appointment)

As of 16.03.2020, all processing of visa applications are suspended until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.    

Lesotho - All citizens and foreign nationals VFS GLOBAL Call center: +27 (0) 12 425 30 17
Malawi - All citizens and foreign nationals Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria (only with prior appointment)
Malawi - Holder of Diplomatic, Official and Service passports

VFS GLOBAL Call centre: +47 23960479                                   

As per decision of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all processing of visa applications are suspended as of 16.03.2020 until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.

Mauritius - Foreign nationals  Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria (only with prior appointment)
Mozambique 

German Embassy in Maputo   (see below for exceptions. Only with prior appointment)

The German Embassy in Maputo has closed its visa section as of 16.03.2020. All processing of visa applications are suspended  until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.    

Namibia

TLS Contact  (see below for exceptions. Only with prior appointment.) 

As of 16.03.2020, all processing of visa applications are suspended until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.    

Eswatini - All citizens and foreign nationals VFS GLOBAL Call center: +27 (0) 12 425 30 17
Zambia 

VFS Global (Call center: +16466858474

Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka (see below for exceptions)                                                                                                                         As per decision of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all processing of visa applications are suspended  as of 16.03.2020 until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center         

Zimbabwe

French Embassy in Harare  (see below for exceptions. Only with prior appointment).                                                      

As per decision of the French President, the French Embassy in Harare has closed its visa section as of 16.03.2020. All processing of visa applications are suspended  until further notice. For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.

Issuing time: As a general rule, a decision is taken by the Consulate within 15 days. This period may, in individual cases, be extended. We advise to apply for your visa at least two months before the planned departure.

To schedule an appointment please call the Visa Section on +27 12 452 06 62 from Monday to Thursday between 2 pm and 3.30 pm.      No walk in clients. 

If your question isn't answered on this website, please contact VFS  Global  (see above), send an email to the Visa Section (pretoria.visa@eda.admin.ch) or call during the telephone hours..

Representation agreement

If a State does not have its proper visa section in a country or region, the delivery of a Schengen visa can be delegated to another Schengen State member with an agreement between both countries concerned.

The agreement allows the appointed representation to represent and handle Schengen visa applications within its own competence without consulting the other represented State.

Country / Region Schengen State represented by Switzerland
South Africa - Provinces Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape  Slovak Republic 

As per decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, all processing of visa applications will be suspended as of 13.03.2020 until further notice.

For more information, please contact the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.