Additional visa centres opened in China

The Department of Home Affairs has opened five additional centers in China, Home Affairs MinisterMalusi Gigaba announced on Wednesday.

“We now have established centers in Wuhan, Xi’an, Shenyang, Hangzhou and Jinan. This brings to nine, the total number of visa facilitation centers in China, marking South Africa as the second highest footprint after Britain and the highest among the BRICS partners,” Gigaba said. He added that the department has seen an increase in visa application volumes from China. “These new visa application centers will help us to cater to the growing demand while making application processes easier for applicants.”

The department announced last month that it has 25 visa applications centres in nine high-volume tourism markets around the world.

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