Applying for a Schengen visa in Pretoria
/Capetown and Durban
To allow us to help you as quickly and efficiently as possible, please note that applications for visas can only be submitted by appointment. Appointments are made via this website only.
You are strongly advised to schedule an appointment for your visa application at least three weeks before your intended date of departure.
Processing time at all locations is approximately 5 working days. All applicants must appear in person. Applications can be submitted at three locations in South-Afrika:
Make an appointment for a visa application at the Embassy in PRETORIA
Make an appointment for a visa application at VFS CAPETOWN
Make an appointment for a visa application at VFS DURBAN
Please check the column on the right for the Schengen visa requirements as well as the visa application form that you can download.
Important information for MVV-applicants
MVV applicants can apply directly via the Netherlands embassy in Pretoria or the Consulate General in Capetown.
Make an (MVV)appointment at the Embassy in PRETORIA
Make an (MVV) appointment at our Consulate General in CAPE TOWN
Implementation of biometrics
Since June 6th, 2013 biometrics have been implemented for Schengenvisa. This implicates that all applicants need to apply in person. It is not possible to apply for a Schengenvisa or Dutch passport at our Honorary Consulates in Windhoek, Gaborone, Mbane and Maseru. People living in Windhoek/Namibia can submit their application at the German Embassy in Windhoek. People living in Gaborone/Botswana can submit their application at the French Embassy in Gaborone.
South African temporary passports
South African temporary passports are no longer accepted by the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg as a travel document. This means that no Schengen visa can be put in this kind of travel documents.
Visa fees can be paid by bank- or credit card only (with exception of American Express and Diners) upoin submitting of the applications. For security reasons the Netherlands embassy in Pretoria and the Consulate-General in Capetown cannot accept cash payments. The fee is non refundable.
Visa fees are fixed in Euro (60 euro). This amount is payable in South African Rand (to the administrative rate of exchange of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands). Visa fees are subject to change without prior notice. Click here for the price list.