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Official Visa Application center


In this section, you will learn more about Capago’s facilitative role and range of services, which are designed to make your visa application experience as pleasant and effortless a process as possible.

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Capago International is the sole official visa application centre for France in South Africa. We have 3 offices located in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Below you’ll find a brief description of the process involved in applying for your visa through us:







When you need a visa for France, you will:

1. Book an appointment at your location of preference, or select our Mobile Biometric Solution (at an extra cost) and have us come to you;

2. Choose your processing area: Standard or Premium;

3. Prepare your application documentation.

Under section 17 of the Community code visas: "the state or states concerned shall maintain the opportunity for all applicants to lodge applications directly from their consulates, according to their conditions".


On the day of your appointment:

1. Your biometric data will be collected (photo and fingerprints);

2. An agent will check your application and ensure all requested documentation is present;

3. Capago will submit your application to the French Consulate for approval.

Please note that the French Consulate has sole authority when it comes to approving your visa application. An incomplete application may result in denial of your visa. Therefore, please ensure that you have all documents requested in your visa checklist. We recommend that you present your documents in the same order as per the checklist. This will save you time when submitting your application to one of our agents.

In specific cases you may be requested to present other documentation together with you application. Please find a list of forms and documentation specific to Capago below:

Access to France VISA

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Additional Services

In addition to processing your visa application Capago offers a range of additional services which can be selected when applying. The prices of those services are not subject to the exchange rate.

Premium lounge : 600 ZAR
Our Premium Lounge is designed to provide a stress-free, smooth, administrative process for your visa application. You will benefit from a personalized attendance by a dedicated visa agent throughout the process. You will have :

  • 100% professional guidance.
  • High quality of comfort
  • Delicious Pastries (Only in Johannesburg)
  • Choice refreshments including freshly brewed coffee; fresh juices;(Only in Cape Town and Johannesburg)
  • Free wifi
  • Entertainment through our multimedia facilities

Delivery service : 220 ZAR
Your passport will be delivered to your chosen address

  • Johannesburg and Durban : Door to door passport delivery service through our Dawnwing partner
  • Cape Town : Passport delivery service at a PostNet branch nearest to you through our Postnet Partner.

ID Photos : 90 ZAR
Capago provides photos which are 100% compliant with the Schengen Requirements and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Standards, printed on quality gloss paper using Biometric technology. (Only in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg)

SMS visa application tracking : FREE
You will receive an SMS notification everytime your application is moved

Copies : 3 ZAR per page
You can print and copy documents from our visa application centers


Payment methods

The following methods of payment are accepted:

  • Electronic transfer bank to bank - EFT - Only for Capago Fees and Capago Additional Services - Visa Fees must be paid in our premises
  • Cash deposit at any FNB branches (Capago does not accept cash at its premises) - Only for Capago Fees and Capago Additional Services - Visa Fees must be paid in our premises
  • Debit or credit card on premises (No American Express or Diners)

Please note that an administration fee of 2.5% will apply to all payments made to Capago International, not including EFT's.

You will receive a booking confirmation with your tracking number. You will be able to access an estimate of the fees on your booking confirmation page. When making your payment please use the below informations:

  • Bank name: FNB (First National Bank)
  • Branch code: 250655
  • Account number: 62330755523
  • Reference: Please use the tracking number sent to you via email