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SOUTH AFRICA – Maintenance of Online Visa Portal to Cause Delays

South Africa’s Visa Facilitation Services (VFS) online portal is undergoing system maintenance which has affected visa appointment scheduling and completion of online application forms among other services.

Visa application centers are unable to process submissions as a result of their internal system being offline. The status of pending applications accessed through the visa status tracking function on the VFS online portal, is also currently unavailable at the present time. Additionally, standing appointments are likely to be delayed as applicants are required to access and print their appointment confirmation forms online.

The VFS has not yet announced how missed appointments will be handled nor the expected date of when the online portal will be fully accessible.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation.

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