Welcome to the official website of the South African Embassy
in Washington DC

 

Thank you for visiting our official website, we hope you will find the information useful, whether you are planning to visit South Africa or are interested in remaining current with the activities of the South African Embassy in Washington, DC. The Mission is committed to inculcating the spirit of Ubuntu and the “Batho Pele” (People First) principles, in the provision of its services; which is reflective of our country’s values of putting humanity central to all that we do. South Africa is open for business and continues to provide a wealth of opportunities for those looking at investing in an emerging market that boosts a stable democracy, incredible infrastructure and world class financial systems.

We remain a premier destination for tourism and always welcome an opportunity to welcome you to our country of beautiful scenery, wildlife, beaches and amazing climate. What is more important however is that you will meet culturally diverse South Africans, waiting to welcome you to our rainbow nation!

Should you need more information, I encourage you to reach out to me and my team through our provided contact details, which you will find on this website.

Ambassador Nomaindiya Mfeketo
South African Embassy in the United States of America

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

 

NEW TARIFFS FOR SOUTH AFRICAN TRAVEL DOCUMENTS AS PER GOVERNMENT GAZETTE NO.47255 DATED 6 OCTOBER 2022.

Child passport – 32 pages = $67.00

Adult passport – 32 pages = $67.00

Maxi passport – 48 pages = $133.00

ETC = $12.00

The fees in respect of the replacement of a lost, stolen or damaged documents shall be double the fee, except in instances where the documents were lost, stolen or damages through no negligence on the part of the holder.

 

EFFECTIVE FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2022

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Consular Services

The Embassy of South Africa is responsible for the states of Alabama, District of Colombia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

White House Tour

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.

Visiting the South African 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.

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.