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.
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.
Special Notice: White House Tours

The White House website advised that nationals from foreign countries interested in a tour of the White House should request their Embassy in Washington DC to arrange a tour. However, the US State Department requires that foreign nationals be accompanied by the most senior diplomats. Unfortunately, due to the strict requirements, time and resources compulsory for these tours, the Embassy is not in a position to arrange White House tours. Those interested may wish to take a virtual tour of the White House here.

Alternatively, visitors may also consider a tour of the US Capitol Building ( and the Pentagon in Washington DC. Requests for visiting the US Capitol Building can be submitted up to three months in advance and no less than 21 days prior to the visit. For a tour of the Pentagon ( visitors may request tickets from 14 days up to 90 days prior to the tour. Visitors’ passports are required for entry. There are also many museums to visit in DC and they are free of charge.

SA Tourism

Special Notice: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

The Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Washington, DC wishes to advise and encourage South African Citizens residing and presently in the United States (U.S.) to kindly inform the Embassy or their nearest South African Consulate(s) of their presence. Please see below the relevant jurisdictions for each State:

Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC:

Alabama, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Send to: ; copy:; 

South African Consulate General in Chicago:

Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Send to: and and copy:

South African Consulate in Los Angeles:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

Send to:

South African Consulate New York City:

Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia

Send to: or

In your email please include the following information:

Your Full Name, Current location, Email, Contact Number, Passport/ID Number

Kindly also please provide details of your next of kin to contact in South African in the event of Emergency.

Inquiries related to the following:

Immigration Services: Ms Constance Ramaru – 202 486 8118

Consular   Services: Mr Pastor Matigwato – 202 290 6383

COVID19 related enquiries: Mr Thilivhali Ratshitanga – 202 390 6402

Issued by:

Embassy of the Republic South Africa

Washington DC

25 March 2020

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