3051 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 232-4400

For visas, passports, immigration matters

Tel: (202) 274-7992



Consular and Immigration Services phone numbers:

  • Passports: 202-274-7974 and 202-274 -7983
  • Visas and Permits: 202-274-7994 and 202-274- 7985
  • Consular after hours “EMERGENCY” phone number: 202 229 4182

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):

  • Question: Do I need a yellow fever certificate?

Answer: Only applicants who previously travelled to countries that have yellow fever are required to submit the certificate.

  • Question: How many empty pages do I need to have in my passport?

Answer: At least one empty page must be reserved for stamps at the port of entry.

  • Question: What is the acceptable validity of passport to enter South Africa?

Answer: Passport MUST be valid no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit.



Notice: No parking facilities for the public at the Embassy
  • There are no parking facilities for the public at the Embassy, although street parking spaces sometime can be found nearby. However, If you plan to visit the Embassy for consular services, please plan to arrive by public transportation or drop-off.
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Consular Section Special Notice

The Consular section is Relocated Back to Massachusetts Avenue, Embassy Row, as of 24th of March, 2014

30 51 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington DC, 20008

Job Openings:

The South African Embassy in Washington is currently accepting applications for employment opportunities:

  • The Embassy of South Africa in Washington DC is seeking, for a full time position, a highly motivated professional to provide Secretarial and electronic research services for the Political Department.
    Read more: SECRETARY – Announcement 2017
  • The Embassy of South Africa in Washington DC is seeking to fill the position of Maintenance Officer with immediate effect to provide general maintenance to all the Mission’s owned and leased facilities.
    Read more: MAINTENANCE- Announcement 2017




Special notice about the White House Tours

The Embassy of South Africa cannot arrange tours of the White House for South African citizens. The US Department of State has advised us that, at present access for foreign citizens to White House tours as part of an Embassy-sponsored public tour group, is on hold. We are therefore unable to process any requests at this time.

We will post an update to the website immediately if conditions change.

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