• Visa procedure for residents in Namibia and Zambia
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    8 August 2015

    Visa procedure for residents in Namibia and Zambia

    Since the transfers of consular competence of Zambia and Namibia to Johannesburg that intervened for visas on 1 January 2015 and 3 July 2015 respectively, the Consulate of France in Johannesburg is now the competent department of visa applications from those two countries when it comes to:
    Short stays in Overseas Departments and Regions (DROM: French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Guadeloupe (...)

  • Attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine
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    8 January 2015

    Attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine

    Thursday has been declared a day of mourning by French President François Hollande. French flags accross the world will be at half-mast for three days.

  • Issuing of short stay visas in 48 hours
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    19 December 2014

    Issuing of short stay visas in 48 hours

    Visa applicants holding a South African passport and born in South Africa who apply with all required documents will now see their short-stay Schengen visa delivered in 48 hours: 2 business days from the time the application is lodged at Capago in Cape Town and Johannesburg until the passport is made available for collection.
    For the Durban branch, the 48 hours delay does not include the (...)

  • New regulations regarding visa applications for France
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    31 October 2014

    New regulations regarding visa applications for France

    From now on, applicants for short or long stay visas for France, regardless of their residence address in the Republic of South Africa, may lodge their application in any of the three CAPAGO’s premises, the company in charge of data collection, which are located in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.
    Visas will then be processed and issued by one of the two French Consulates in Johannesburg (...)

  • New call center phone number for CAPAGO
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    27 October 2014

    New call center phone number for CAPAGO

    Please be advised that CAPAGO’s call center is now available at 087 231 0313 (Monday to Friday – 8.00 am to 5.00 pm).
    CAPAGO’s role is to inform applicants, receive applications, collect biometric data and return applications to customers wishing to obtain a visa to France.
    You may also contact CAPAGO on their website or by email at (...)

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    Reunion Island : no short stay visa required for SA citizens

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