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 ​VISA Applications

According to the Higher Education Act 101 of 1997, the University of the Wester Cape may not admit Foreign Student without Valid and Appropriate Immigration Documentation. Arriving with inappropriate immigration documents will result in disappointment. More information on the South Arican VISA requirements can be obtained HERE.
Apply for a study VISA from the South African High Commmission, Embassy, Consulate or Trace Mission in your country of residence. If there is no South African representative in your country, apply at the nearest representative to your home country.
Futhermore, according to the Immigration Regulations 2014 (12), Foreign Students are required to provide "proof of medical cover renewed annually for the period of study with a medical scheme registered in terms of the Medical Schemes Act". For more information visit the Medical Page. Refer to the Support page to request relevant supporting letter from the UWC International Student Service Office (ISSO).
VISA / Permit Renewal
VFS Global is the delegated authority of the Department of Home Affairs entrusted with the resposibility of the following processes:
1. Temporary Resident VISA
2. Application of Change of Conditions on existing via or Change of Status
3. Application for Renewal of Existing VISA
4. Application for Corporate VISA
5. Applications for Permanent Residence Status
6. Appeals
7. Waivers
8. Exemption
For assistance preparing your VFS Application click HERE and follow Steps 1-3.
To complete you Application Form for any of the processes stated above click HERE
  • Application should be submitted 60 days before the expiry of current VISA.
  • Any International on a short term visitors VISA will be be permitted to change the VISA type and conditions, unless in exception circumstances.
  • Failure to supply the required documentation can severly affect the success of your application. We therefore recommend that you learn what is required before submitting to VFS.



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