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  1. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Anyone out there struggling to get an appointment for January at VFS. I'm in Cape Town and I've been trying to book since Nov!
  2. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi All, I want to apply for PRP based on critical skills (I graduated from UCT in a critical skills category in 2011) Which option do I pick on the VFS website? 1) Application type: Waiver Application sub type: PRP-Waiver Application sub type category: PRP-Waiver OR 2) Application type...
  3. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hey guys, So I want to schedule an appointment for next week, I'm applying with my mother. I think I'm required to use this site https://www.vfsvisaonline.com/DHAFOSOnlineVAF/gatewaypage.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 in order to complete an online form and schedule an appointment. The page...
  4. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone, Is there anyone applied for renew/re-issue of passport[India] through VFS in recent covid situation? In the website, it is mentioned that it will take 4-8 weeks, Is there any chance to get it early as I need to start my visa extension
  5. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, thank you in advance for any responses. I am applying for a UK Spouse Visa and I am a US citizen. I have applied online at UK.gov and my appointment with VFS Global is on August 14th. I am seeing conflicting information on my confirmations regarding how the Home Office will receive my...
  6. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi! We are applying for my husband to move to the UK on a spouse visa from the USA. While using the very unclear system I have entered the wrong Application Center and I don't know how to change it but cannot apply for priority without doing so. There is no way to contact VFS about this and I...
  7. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello all, Going to be trying for my spouse settlement visa in Miami in January. Is anyone familiar with the VFS Premium Option to go in without an appointment? Is this doable for a spouse settlement visa? What is the process like? Thank you in advance!
  8. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    hi all, i want to introduce myself as someone who is nearing the end of my 4 year ordeal with dha & vfs. a bit of my background first. i have lived in cape town 12 years and have a rsa fiance and two little girls, eldest born in london and youngest born here. eldest is naturalised with rsa id...
  9. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello. I submitted an application for a Critical Skills Visa on 26 February at the VFS Office in Harare. Ever since 3 or so days after I submitted, my application status has said: "English:Your visa application ref no. HARA/XXXXXX/XXXX/01 is under process at South Africa, HARARE " First of...
  10. International Expat Discussions
    Hi I am traveling Asia and my passport is almost full. I need to renew it and intend to use the service of VFS. On the form it says:- one document as evidence of name and address and/or residency within the last year. Does this have to be from the country I am in or can it be something like...
  11. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Has anyone submitted Critical Skills visa application from Kinshasa D.R.Congo? How much time does it take for application processing and Visa outcome? Should the application be submitted to Embassy or via VFS?
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Guys, I am currently an Australian permanent resident and I would like to change my name in my Indian passport. My passport has my Given Name only and I would like to add my Last Name in it. The process to make any change to the name is very tedious. I have to print 2 name changes ads in...
  13. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi All, My Passport will expire on the 13th December 2016. I have already submitted my passport for renewal a day ago at the VFS office in sydney. Can some please tell me how long it would take for the new passport to be sent to me. I did look at the VFS website and it says 8 weeks. But not...
  14. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hi there, I wonder if anyone can help with this query.... I submitted my spousal renewal application to VFS global 60 days before my old permit expired (as advised by VFS, and stated online as their advised time for applying). On VFS FAQs, and after enquiring via their hotline, I have been told...
  15. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Good day, We applied for our PR as a family with my name as the main applicant in Oct 2015. I collected my positive outcome in April 2015 but the outcome for the rest of the family is still pending. On VFS website, status is sent to DHA for adjudication. Is this normal practice and how long...
  16. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    We're applying for my US fiance to get a UK fiance visa. When we began the process, ie, seeing what we needed to do and in what order and where, it seemed complex but doable... fill in visa form and appendix VAF4A, appendix 2, go get biometrics done, compile and send the supporting documents...
  17. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello, Seems like a fairly routine query but nobody seems to know the right answer! If someone is on a 5 year Critical Skills Visa, but wishes to change jobs and do not have a formal offer from someone else just yet, are they able to resign in the interim and look for alternate employment...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hello All - Quick question regarding using VFS for the return of our documents to the US... Do we need to include an envelope for them to be sent back with? I know we must include the print out of the waybill as well as the receipt, but I wasn't sure about the envelope itself. Thanks!
  19. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    PLEASE HELP! We are applying for a fiancé visa to enter the UK, I am British, my fiancé is from the USA. We applied for our Settlement visa 24/03/15, and due to the ambiguity of the website sent it to New York, normal service. It was returned to us one month later 24/04/15 telling us to send...
  20. South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in SA
    Hello there, I'm trying to get an appointment for a PR Application but I'm having some problems. I've filled the whole form and I've arrive to the page where you have a calendar. Don't know why, i can't see the timeslots. I've gone until Dec'2015, i've clicked over the dates and days, etc. So...
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