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Additional Services

At VFS Global, we constantly strive to offer a range of hi-end optional services to enhance customer satisfaction. As part of our constant and on-going endeavour to add value to applicants’ experience, it is our privilege to offer the following Value Added Services:-

  • Courier Return Service to deliver your passports back to you directly - at a fee of R180 (Inclusive of VAT) per application.
  • SMS Notification Service at a cost of 25ZAR (inclusive of VAT).

Note - These additional services can only be purchased during the time of submission of the visa application form at the Swedish Visa Application Centre in Pretoria.


At VFS Global, as part of our constant and on-going efforts to add value to applicant's experience, it is our privilege to offer the latest hi-tech SMS service; an express route to know the status of your visa application at your fingertips.

Easy to use SMS service with an automated confirmation feedback message sent to the applicant's mobile phone, at various stages of the visa application process. Additionally, this user-friendly service will be followed up with an automated email message to the applicants email id informing them of the status of their visa application.

Experience the benefits of this service, which can be purchased for ZAR 25 (VAT inclusive), during the time of submission of the visa application form. Before going to the application center, download and complete the SMS application form. Alternately, just ask for the form at the visa application center.

This value added service is available only in South Africa (local SMS only). Please read the SMS service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Note – These additional services can only be purchased during the time of submission of the visa application form at the Swedish visa application centers.

Photo Booth Service

Applicants can have their photograph taken at the Visa Application Centre. This service can be used for an extra fee of R80 for 6 passport size photographs.

Premium Lounge

Premium Lounges are available at the Visa Application Centre in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

These lounges offer elegant and comfortable personalised services with dedicated facilities which are available for applicants submitting their applications. Applicants could avoid queues and save time besides being attended to privately and on-priority.

The Premium Lounge service includes:

  • Dedicated assistance and personal attention
  • Dedicated lounge where the application process is completed
  • Complimentary SMS notification and return courier services
  • Biometric enrolment also completed in the lounge
  • Refreshments available for all applicants using the lounge

Please note the Premium Lounge will be available by online appointment only.

Premium Lounge Submission Timings: 08:30 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 15:00 Monday – Friday only,excluding holidays

Please note that all Visa Application Centre will be closed on South African Public Holidays. Please Click Here to see the Visa Application Centres closure dates.

Payment Details:

The charge to avail of the Premium Lounge service is R550 per application form.

The modes of paying the Visa fee, VFS Global service fee and premium lounge fee are as follows:

  • Credit or Debit card at the centre
  • Prepayment at Nedbank branches as mentioned below:

Bank Name: Nedbank
Account Name: VFS Visa Processing (SA) (Pty) Ltd
Account Number: 100 79 2020 3
Reference: Passport number

Charges for Optional Services:

Service ZAR
Premium Lounge - Price per application form 550

* VAT is inclusive of all applicable taxes and subject to change as per government's notification.

Service Charge for Application Handling:

Service ZAR
Service Charge for Application Handling - Price per Applicant  440