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Important update


Dear applicant, please be advised that the outsourcing agreement between the Indian High Commission and BLS International expires on 30 September 2016. As a result, all BLS application centres will only accept applications till 29 September 2016. All applications pending or uncollected will be handed over to the closest office of the Consular General. All BLS offices including the call centre will cease operations on 30 September 2016. BLS will stop accepting postal applications effective 22 September 2016. Kindly consult http://www.hcisouthafrica.in/ for further details.

Holiday notice


Please note that all BLS centres close for lunch between 1pm and 2pm. 2014-06-7 2:27:09

Kindly be advised that our new Email ID is info.southafrica@blsinternational.net.

Hand written passports not accepted.

2014-05-22 10:03:09

No hand written passports will be accepted by the Indian Issuing authority for an Indian Visa application, this includes all South African Temporary Passports.

Residents North West, Limpopo

2013-02-01 12:09:19

Residents North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces should apply at the BLS International Centre in Johannesburg. In online application North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces residents should select the Indian Mission as "SOUTH AFRICA – JOHANNESBURG".

Residents of Northern Cape and Western Cape

2013-02-01 11:24:20

Residents of Northern Cape and Western Cape should apply at BLS International Centre in Cape Town. In online application Northern Cape and western Cape residents should select the Indian Mission as "SOUTH AFRICA – CAPE TOWN".

Residents of Kwa Zulu Natal

2013-02-01 11:07:09

Residents of Kwa Zulu Natal, Free State and Eastern Cape should apply at the BLS International Centre in Durban. In online application Kwa Zulu Natal, Free State and Eastern cape residents should select the Indian Mission as "SOUTH AFRICA – DURBAN".

Lunch Hours on 1 November 2013

2013-10-31 02:49:07

As off 1 November 2013, all BLS centres will close for lunch between 13h00 and 14h00. This includes the call centre.