Dutch missions in, South Africa


You can apply for a Dutch Schengenvisa at the offices of VFS in Capetown, Johannesburg and Durban.

You are strongly advised to schedule an appointment for your visa application at least three weeks before your intended date of departure.

If the VFS appointment system does not provide a time slot suitable for you, please contact them directly via email at info.nlza@vfshelpline.com or by phone: +27 (1) 24253005

From July 1st the VFS office in Pretoria will open its appointment system for the Netherlands and you can make appointment there as well.

The embassy in Pretoria is fully booked at the moment.

The current processing times for visa applications is currently 5-7 working days at VFS offices and 10 working days for applications submitted at the embassy in Pretoria.

Make an appointment at VFS JOHANNESBURG

Make an appointment at VFS CAPETOWN

Make an appointment at VFS DURBAN

MVV applications:

MVV-applications can only be submitted at the embassy in Pretoria or at the Consul-General in Capetown. In order to make an appointment please send an email with full name and date of birth to: RSO-ZAF-CA@minbuza.nl You will be contacted within two working days. Please take into account a processing time of 10 working days.

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

Visa fees can be paid by bank- or credit card only (with exception of American Express and Diners). For security reasons the Netherlands embassy in Pretoria cannot accept cash payments.

Visa fees are 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.