VFS Global Online Tracking :

VFS Global Online Tracking :

Organisation : VFS Global


Facility/ Service Name : VFS Online Tracking


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How To Do VFS Global Online Tracking?

To track the status of your VFS Global application, please click on the below button and enter the required reference number

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Steps :

Step 1 : Go to the following URL


Step 2 : Enter Your AURN Number

Step 3 : Enter the Last Name

Step 4 : Click on the “Submit” button to track your application.

Important Update :

Please note collections will be by appointment only. Below is the appointment link to be used. All users are directed to register before accessing the appointment scheduler. Kindly only schedule once the same states ready for collection

FAQ On VFS Global

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) On VFS Global

1. What does VFS Global do?

VFS Global manages Visa Facilitation Centres for Department of Home Affairs in South Africa, where you should submit your completed application form, supporting documents and biometric data.

VFS Global will only accept “COMPLETE” applications for temporary residence visas, permanent residence permits, waivers, exemptions, proof and verification of permanent residence permits and proof and verification of exemptions.

Please be advised that the decision is in line with regulation 9(1) of the Immigration Regulations, which provides, amongst other requirements, that visas to temporarily sojourn in the Republic in terms of section 11 up to and including sections 20 and 22 of the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002), as amended shall be submitted with ALL supporting documents.

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2. Who decides if I will get a visa or permit?

Your visa application will be processed and decided by Department of Home Affairs, Head Office in Pretoria. VFS Global does not, play any part in or influence the outcome of your application process.

3. What is the definition of a valid passport?

A passport shall be machine readable and contain all the information relating to the holder as defined in the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No.13 of 2002). For the full list of requirements, please click here.

4. Letters of Good Cause in support of an application for a Temporary Residence Visa or Permanent Residence Permit?

All applicants are hereby advised that VFS is not obligated to accept letters of good cause from applicants.

Applicants are advised to follow the proper procedure as per the attached Immigration Directive 26 of 2014 for obtaining a Form 20 (Authorization for illegal foreigner to remain in the Republic pending an application for status) before submitting such to VFS.

Applicants will need to visit the DHA regional offices to be interviewed by an official inspectorate to obtain a form 20.

5. Should children come to the VFS Global Visa Facilitation Centre for applying for a visa?

All applicants submitting a visa or permit application must attend the Visa Facilitation Centre in person. Children also need to attend in person and provide their biometric data. Children need to be accompanied by an adult and this cannot be a member of VFS staff.


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