It has been confirmed and tested that applicants are now able to perform their South African fingerprint checks via the South African Visa Facilitation Centre’s (VFS) biometric system.

Accordingly, physical South African Police Clearance Certificates are no longer required nor accepted for an application submitted within South Africa.

There will be a fee of R175.00 applicable together with the original VFS and DHA fees.

Please note that this is not applicable to those whom will be submitting abroad as the South African Embassies / VFS Centres in other countries, have not yet implemented  said system.

Click here for a copy of the Directive.