Visas: opening of new Capago centres in Durban and Cape Town [fr]
From 15 January 2014, 3 CAPAGO offices for French visa applications are now operational in South Africa:
in Cape Town for applicants living in the Provinces of Western Cap, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape,
in Durban for applicants living in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal,
in Johannesburg for applicants living inother South African Provinces.
CAPAGO is responsible for the collection of visas applications and biometric data (photography of the face and fingerprinting), the dispatching of visas applications to the Consulate in Johannesburg and handing over the passports to the applicants. The decision to grant or refuse a visa will remain the prerogative of the Consulate only.
Having the processing of visa applications carried out by an external service provider will have numerous benefits:
Customer personalized service,
Shorter appointments and visa processing delays,
Real-time information: CAPAGO will inform applicants by email or text message as soon as the passport is ready for collection.
Opening of the new CAPAGO centre in Durban
The new CAPAGO centre was opened on 15 January 2014 by Raymond Quereilhac, Consul of France in Johannesburg, and Paul Cabane, co-founder of CAPAGO. Marc Schmitt, Honorary consul in Durban and Hélène Bezuidenhoudt, Atout France manager, participated in the opening ceremony, which was also attended by journalists and tourism professionals.
The centre, specializing in the collection of visa applications, will give Kwazulu-Natal residents the opportunity to apply for a visa without going to Johannesburg. The first applications were received on the afternoon of the opening day.
The office, shared by France and Italy, is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5 pm. It is located in Pencarrow Office Park 8, Pencarrow Crescent, La Lucia, 4051 Durban, and offers parking facilities and a comfortable reception area for applicants.
Opening of the new CAPAGO centre in Cape Town
On 15 January 2014, a new CAPAGO centre was also opened in Cape Town.
The office is located in Ground Floor, Old Warehouse Building, Black River Park South, 2 Fir Street, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5 pm.
For further information you may:
Visit the CAPAGO Web site at www.capago.eu
Contact the CAPAGO Call center: 087 742 2830
Send a email to: email@example.com
Contact the visas section of the French Consulate in Johannesburg: firstname.lastname@example.org or the visas section of the French Consulate in Cape Town : email@example.com