Visas: Opening of a new Capago center in Durban on January 15th [fr]
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.
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 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.
Two other centres are also open in South Africa, in Johannesburg (since 2010) and Cape Town (since 15 January 2014).
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