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 or Cape Town.


By giving the choice of the visa applications location, the French authorities want to facilitate the visa process, thus ensuring the best available service to all applicants in the Republic of South Africa.

Please note: 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

publie le 03/11/2014

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