Where Can I Get a Schengen Visa In South Africa

What is a Schengen Visa?

The Schengen Agreement is a treaty that led to the creation of Europe’s Schengen Area, in which internal border checks have largely been abolished.

Where Can I Get a Schengen Visa In South Africa?

To apply for a Schengen visa in South Africa go to the VFS Global application centre in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, or Pretoria.

How much does a Schengen visa cost in South Africa?

Consular fees 2024

Passport adult (18 and over)159,95
Passport minor (under 18)139,40
Business passport minor (under 18)159,95
Business passpoort minor (under 18)139,40
Identity card adult (18 and over)158,65
Identity card minor (under 18)121,80
Laissez-passer or emergency document57,00
Laissez-passer for a corpse60,00
Surcharge for a passport or ID card application submitted at a different location*24,40
* Application submitted at a location that does not normally accept passport or ID card applications. The surcharge applies to all applicants.
Schengen visa child (under 6)Free of charge
Schengen visa child (6 – 11)40,00
Schengen visa normal fee80,00
Schengen visa, low fee**35,00
Airport transit visa child (under 6)Free of charge
Airport transit visa child (6 – 11)40,00
Airport transit visa80,00
Caribbean visa child (under 6)Free of charge
Caribbean visa child (6-11)40,00
Caribbean visa80,00
Entry visa child (under 6)Free of charge
Entry visa child (6-11)40,00
Entry visa80,00
** Visa facilitation for citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, and Cape Verde
Option procedure: single217,00
Option procedure: joint370,00
Option procedure: additional fee for a minor24,00
Naturalization: joint, standard1.023,00
Naturalization: single, lowered1.305,00
Naturalization: joint, lowered760,00
Naturalization: additional fee for a minor1.044,00
Civic integration exam (for naturalization)151,00
Civic integration exam (for naturalisation)350,00
Consular statements30,00
Certificate of Dutch nationality30,00
Certificate of civil status30,00
Certificate of being alive30,00
Certificate of residence30,00
Statement true copy of original or a true duplicate26,25
Legalisation signature Dutch citizen26,25

How long does it take for a Schengen visa to be approved in South Africa?

You will have to wait at least 15 days for your Schengen Visa to be processed, though the processing time will depend on your case.

In specific cases, embassies can take 30 days to process a visa, and the Schengen Visa processing time could even be as long as 60 days in extraordinary circumstances.

What is the fastest processing time for a Schengen visa?

The processing time begins after you submit your application. The fastest Schengen Visa processing time is less than 72 hours.

The slowest Schengen Visa processing time is more than 15 days. Several factors can influence the processing time.

How long is the Schengen visa valid?

The visa validity can vary depending on the type of Schengen visa you apply to. Short stay Schengen visa usually is valid for 90 days, and the extended stay visa is valid anywhere between 6 months and five years.