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Visa's (embassies and consulates)

  Passport Required? Visa Required? Return Ticket Required?
British Yes No Yes
Canadian Yes No Yes
Australian Yes No Yes
New Zealand Yes No Yes
USA Yes No Yes
EU Countries Yes No Yes

As visa requirements can change we recommend you check the nearest South African Embassy near you for the latest and up-to-date information on visas.

Embassies and Consulates

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in South Africa

British High Commission
Greystoke, 255 Hill Street, Pretoria
Consular section: Liberty Life Place, Block B, 256 Glyn Street, Hatfield, Pretoria
Tel: (12) 421 7733
Fax: (12) 421 7555

British Consulate General
15th Floor, Southern Life Centre, 8 Riebeek Street, Cape Town
Tel: (21) 405 2400
Fax: (21) 425 1427

There are three other British Consulates in South Africa and they are located in Durban, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth.

Canadian High Commission
1103 Arcadia Street, Hatfield 0083, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 342 6923
Consular section: South Bank Building, 60 Saint George Mall, Cape Town
Tel: (012) 422 3000
Fax: (012) 422 3052
Website: or

Embassy of the United States of America
877 Pretorius Street, Arcadia
Tel: (12) 342 1048
Fax: (12) 342 2244

There are three American Consulates in South Africa and they are located in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Australian Embassy
Orient Street, Arcadia, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 342 3781

New Zealand Embassy
Block C, 2nd Floor, Hatfield Gardens, 1110 Acadia Street, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 342 8656

Irish Embassy
Church Street, Colbyn, Pretoria
Tel: (012) 342 5062

South African Embassies and Consulates Abroad

South African High Commission
South Africa House, Trafalgar Square, London
Tel: (020) 7451 7299
Fax: (020) 7451 7284

South African Consulate
15 Whitehall, London
Tel: (020) 7925 8910
Fax: (020) 7930 1510

High Commission of the Republic of South Africa
15 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Tel: (613) 744 0330
Fax: (613) 741 1639

There is one South African Consulate in Canada and it’s located in Vancouver.

Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, USA
Tel: (202) 232 4400
Fax: (202) 265 1607

There are three South African Consulates in the USA and they are located in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

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