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How To Apply

Step 1 :

Apply for a permit online on the VFS Website. Follow the steps below to apply for a permit at the Centre:

  1. You will need to fill the online form.
  2. Pay the mandatory fee of M2800 and schedule an appointment.
  3. Pay the relevant fees via the two available methods: Prepayment at Standard Bank Lesotho branches only, applicants can download the banking details under the “complete online form tab” or by Credit / Debit card at the application centre, No payments will be collected in cash at the Visa Facilitation Centre.
  4. Check all required documents required for the application.

Step 2 :

On the day of your appointment please plan to arrive 15 minutes early at the Permit Facilitation Centre. Bring your appointment letter, printed application form, proof of payment and supporting documents, along with a valid passport or travel document.

When you arrive at the Permit Facilitation Centre you will collect a token. Wait until your token is called to make your application. Once the permit application process is completed you will be issued with an acknowledgment receipt. Please keep your receipt safe as you will need this later to collect your documents. The decision will be handed over on submitting this receipt.

Important note: You will not be able to submit further documents once your application has been submitted at the Permit Facilitation Centre. The documents that you submitted at the time you made your application will be the only documents that are considered.

Step 3 :

You will need to arrange for supporting documents for your permit application. If you do not know which supporting documents to provide, the Services page will help you to find guidance for your visa category.

Step 4 :

Enroll your fingerprints and photograph at the Permit Facilitation Centre. This includes a digital finger scan (all 10 digits) and a digital photograph. The finger scan procedure uses an electronic scanner. No ink, liquid or chemical. You should ensure that your fingertips are free from any forms of decoration (for example, henna), cuts, abrasions or other markings as these may affect your ability to provide acceptable finger scans. Your digital photograph must be taken with full face and without sunglasses or tinted spectacles, or head covering unless it is worn for religious or medical reasons. Your face should be clearly visible with no hair across the eyes. We cannot process your permit if you do not submit your biometric information. All children and infants will also provide their biometric data as required by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Step 5 :

All processed applications are delivered to the district office where the applicants resides, applicants are requested to visit their district office to collect the outcome of their application.

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