The Division of Residence Affairs will on Monday 13 June 2022 launch a pilot challenge to ease the Passport renewal course of for South African nationals residing in the UK. The pilot will cowl the cities of London, Edinburgh and Manchester.
To ship this service, the Division is extending its partnership with VFS International to implement the pilot within the UK. VFS International will obtain functions for passport reissues at its new centres within the three cities.
South African nationals will be capable of go to the VFS International centres to resume their South African passports.
That is a part of the trouble to introduce progressive and efficient strategies of bettering service supply as the brand new passport service will speed up the processing of functions and supply of accomplished merchandise to shoppers within the UK. The important thing providers delivered are:
Passport Utility processing for Adults (Renewal)
Passport Utility processing for Minors (Renewal)
The South African diaspora in the UK can lodge functions at three handy places run by VFS International. The centre in London is situated at 66 Wilson Road, London, EC2A 2BT, whereas in Edingburgh at 1 Rennie’s Isle, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QT and in Manchester at 50 Devonshire Road North, Manchester, M12 6JH.
Key advantages for candidates:
Working instances in London, Edingburgh and Manchester (08.30am to 16.00pm)
Devoted courier service for processed passports
Devoted electronic mail for applicant queries
Faster turnaround time for passport renewal
Passport picture service additionally out there in London, Edinburgh and Manchester
Utility monitoring facility with SMS service.
“The brand new passport service will advance the division’s motion from guide, paper-based processes to digital methods, for good, sooner and dependable providers. With this technique in place our residents within the UK will not await prolonged intervals when renewing their passports. This can even ease house constraints at SA’s embassy in London”, mentioned the Minister of Residence Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi.
Jiten Vyas, Regional Group Chief Working Officer for VFS International, mentioned, “We want to thank the Division of Residence Affairs within the Republic of South Africa for its continued religion in us. Our passport and consular providers have been rising from power to power, and we stay up for bringing these best-in-class providers to South African nationals right here in the UK with the opening of those three new Centres.”