Local and South African holidays observed by the Embassy in Washington DC:

New Year’s Day Tuesday, 1 January
Human Rights Day Thursday, 21 March
Good Friday (Easter) Friday, 19 April
Memorial Day  Monday, 27 May
Youth Day Monday, 17 June
Independence Day Thursday, 4 July
Women’s Day Wednesday, 9 August
Labor Day Monday, 2 September
Thanksgiving Weekend Thursday, 28 November
Friday, 29 November
Christmas Day
Day of Goodwill
Wednesday, 25 December
Thursday, 26 December


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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Please consider making a donation to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital? If you are in the US, please click here to make your tax-deductible gift.

Consular Section Special Notice

Attention Applicants:

  • The South African Embassy in Washington DC will no longer accept $16.00 fee but prepaid envelope from FedEx and USPS with tracking number with immediate effect to facilitate return services.
Job Openings:

There is currently no position available.





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