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About the South African Consulate General

Welcome to the official website of the South African Consulate General in New York City!

We hope that browsing through our website will be a rewarding and insightful journey for you.  We have sought to package and provide information in the most user-friendly manner, spanning the political, economic, consular & immigration and tourism spheres. Here you will find links to websites that cover a multitude of interesting topics about South Africa and the numerous offerings our country has.

South Africa continues to be one of the most exciting countries in the world today, characterized by a society that is united in diversity.  Our core values are predicated on the philosophy of human rights, human dignity and equality, as we champion collaboration and build mutually-beneficial partnerships.  It is our way of contributing positively as we strive for global sustainable development and prosperity. 

South Africa continues to rank highly as being investor-friendly, for innovation in the banking industry, excellence in auditing, ease of doing business and sensible fiscal and monetary policies.  Rated amongst the most advanced economies on the fast-growing African continent, South Africa is laden with business opportunities in multiple sectors, and has in place very robust investor protection laws.

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope that you will find it useful, and that you are encouraged to visit our beautiful country.

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Thulisile Mathula Nkosi
Consul General


Please note that we are currently having technical difficulties with our telephone system. Our main number, (212) 213-4880, is temporarily not working.

In the interim, you may reach the South African Consulate General at (212) 692-2492. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

You may reach the Home Affairs Section at the South African Consulate General in New York City at (212) 213-4880 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can also contact the following numbers for enquiries on:


PASSPORTS:
Tel: (212) 692-2406 or email magonan@dirco.gov.za

VISAS AND TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMITS
Tel: (212) 692-2404 or email mselekur@dirco.gov.za

BIRTH, MARRIAGE OR DEATH CERTIFICATES, CITIZENSHIP, PERMANENT RESIDENCE AND BIRTH REGISTRATION
Tel: (212) 692-2403 or email garciaa@dirco.gov.za

MAIL REGISTRY:
Tel: (212) 692-2451 or email motloenyar@dirco.gov.za

Due to high volume of callers, your wait time might be long. We thank you for your patience.  Alternatively, you can send an email to: consular.ny@dirco.gov.za

EMERGENCY NUMBER

The emergency number — (917) 200-8396 is for South Africans in distress during natural disasters such as tornadoes, tsunamis, etc.  You may call this number only if you are in an emergency situation during non-working hours (i.e. between 5:00 pm and 9:00 am).