VF Worldwide Holdings (VFS) has been appointed the new visa outsourcer for travellers to Italy in the jurisdiction covered by the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg. This includes Botswana, Gauteng, KZN, North West, Free State, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga.
This announcement follows calls for tenders dated September 2018 for the contract of outsourcing the collection of visa applications for Italy. The contract was awarded to VFS through its South African branch, VFS Visa Handling Services South Africa.
From May 2, all visa applications for Italy must be submitted through one of the following VFS offices, exclusively dedicated to Italian visas:
Johannesburg: Alice Lane building 3, 11 Alice lane, Sandton,
Pretoria: Capital Junction complex, 1226 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield,
Durban: Umhlanga Ridge, New Town Centre,
Gaborone (Botswana): Plot 937, Logan House, African Mall.
Due to the growing number of requests from South African travellers, additional visa application centres, exclusively for travellers going to Italy, will be available in Polokwane and Bloemfontein from May 31.
Bookings of appointments for the submission of applications will be available from April 16 on the VFS website, or through the relevant VFS call centre.
The Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg expressed its appreciation to Capago International for its work over the last eight years.