Logo - Official Visa Application Center
Official Visa Application center
Logo - Official Visa Application Center
Official Visa Application center
For residents in Botswana, please consult the website of the French Consulate General in Johannesburg.
News from Capago

New website and improved booking system

Capago recently updated its websites and booking platform. We ask you if it is possible to report us any problems or suggestion that you might have while using it. We hope that you will find the new system easier to use.

For applicants who booked an appointment before the 14th of July on the former system please note that you don't have to do anything else on this new system. You can present yourself at Capago 15 min before your appointment time.

How to apply for your Schengen visa ?

You will find the four main steps to prepare and apply for your French visa below.

Do you need a visa ?

You must first verify whether you need a Schengen visa or not to travel. This depends on your nationality and on the purpose of your visit. You will find all the information you need here to determine the above.

Let's check

Prepare your visa application

Once you know that you need a Schengen visa you will have to start preparing the application. In this section you will find out about where, when and how to apply for the visa as well as the costs and time involved.

Let's prepare

Book your appointment

Once you have gathered all the required documents and you are ready to submit your visa file application, you must present yourself at one of our offices to lodge your application and get your biometric data collected. You need to book an appointment to do this.

Let's book

Collect your passport

Once the application is processed and returned by the French Consulate you will have to collect your passport at Capago. You will find information on how, where and when to collect your passport here.

Let's collect

Capago, the official French visa application centers in South Africa

Capago South Africa has been accorded the status of approved intermediary and given the mandate by the French Consulates in South Africa (i.e. the French Consulate of Johannesburg and the French Consulate of Cape Town), to handle and process all documentation pertaining to Schengen visa applications, for persons of South African nationality and legal residents of South Africa, wishing to visit or enter French territory.