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SOUTH AFRICAN MISSIONS
IN THE UNITED STATES:

The South African Consulate General
in Chicago, Illinois
200 South Michigan Avenue, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel. (312) 939-7929
Fax: (312) 939-2588
Email
Website

The South African Consulate General
in Los Angeles, CA
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Tel. (323) 651-0902
Fax: (323) 651-5969
Email
Website:

The South African Consulate General
in New York City
333 East 38th Street,
9th Floor
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 213-4880
Fax: (212) 856-1575
Email
Website

The South African Embassy in Washington, DC
3051 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: (202) 232-4400
Fax: (202) 244-9417
Email
Website

Schedule of Fees

Important Information on New Scheduled Fees

Effective 1 September 2015, please refer to the new schedule of fees for the following applications:

  • Immigration Services (Visas and Temporary Residence Visas)
  • Civic Services (Passports and Travel Documents)

Visas and Temporary Residence Permits

Visitor's, Business, Medical Visa $ 36.00
Business Permit $ 127.00
Corporate Permit $ 0.00
Retired Person's Permit $ 36.00
Study Permit $ 36.00
Transit Visa $ 36.00
Treaty Permit $ 36.00
Work Permit $ 127.00
Exchange Visa $ 36.00

Passports and Travel Documents

Child Passport $ 33.00
Emergency Travel Certificate $ 12.00
Identity Document (first issue of 16 year old application)   FREE
Identity Document (first issue older than 16 yearss and replacement) $ 12.00
Maxi Passport $ 50.00
New Passport   33.00
Replacement of Lost/Damaged/Stolen Passport - DOUBLE current fee $  

Civic Services

Amendment to Birth Register $
6.00
Reissuing Birth / Death / Marriage Certificate $
6.00
Birth Certificate / Abridged Death / Marriage (First Issue Unabridged) $ FREE
Change of Major's Forename (Adult) $ 12.00
Change of Forename or Surname (Minor) $ 6.00
Application by a major to assume a different surname $ 27.00
Permanent Residence $ 127.00
Confirmation of Permanent Residence $ 8.00
Retention of South African Citizenship $ 25.00
Retrospective Exemption from Loss of South African Citizenship $ 25.00
Letter of Confirmation of Marital Status   4.00
Duplicate Confirmation of the Change of a Major's Forenames/Surname
$
6.00
Issuing of Duplicate Citizenship Certificate $
8.00

Note:

Fees must be paid in postal money order or certified bank check payable to SACG (if application was submitted to any of the three Consulates General in the USA) or South African Embassy (if application was submitted to the South African Embassy in Washington, DC). The postal money order or certified bank check must be made out with the exact amount as no refunds will be made. Cash and personal check payments are not accepted.


Mailing Fee (Subject to Change)

Please check with the respective Mission for the correct mailing fee.

Chicago, IL Applicants:

Please note that from 1 September 2009, the Embassy in Chicago, IL, will no longer accept mailing/postage fees from applicants in order to return documents.

Applicants must:

  1. enclose a self-addressed, pre-paid courier envelope at the time of application for documents issued locally (such as temporary passports and emergency travel certificates, visas and permits) to be mailed to applicants, and

  2. send a second pre-paid courier envelope if the applied for documents will be issued in Pretoria, South Africa (such as passports, birth certificates, etc.).

The applicant's name and address must be indicated as both the sender (return address) and receiver (addressee) on the prepaid courier envelope. All courier envelopes/labels must have a tracking number.

Los Angeles, CA applicants:

Please note that from 20 July 2011, the Consulate-General Los Angeles will no longer accept mailing/postage fee from applicants in order to return documents.
Applicants must:

  1. enclose a self-addressed, pre-paid courier envelope at the time of application for documents issued locally (such as temporary passports and emergency travel certificates, visas and permits) to be mailed to applicants, and

  2. send a second pre-paid courier envelope if the applied for documents will be issued in Pretoria, South Africa (such as passports, birth certificates, etc.). 

The applicant's name and address must be indicated as both the sender (return address) and receiver (addressee) on the prepaid courier envelope. All courier envelopes/labels must have a tracking number.

Washington, DC applicants:

Applicants must:

  1. enclose a self-addressed, pre-paid courier envelope or $16.00 money order for FEDEX at the time of application for documents issued locally (such as temporary passports and emergency travel certificates, visas and permits) to be mailed to applicants, and

  2. send a second pre-paid courier envelope or $16.00 money order for FEDEX if the applied for documents will be issued in Pretoria, South Africa (such as passports, birth certificates, etc.). 

The applicant's name and address must be indicated as both the sender (return address) and receiver (addressee) on the prepaid courier envelope. All courier envelopes/labels must have a tracking number.   

New York, NY Applicants:

MAILING FEE (use ONE of the following)

  • US Postal Service Overnight Mail: $19.95
  • FedEx Standard Overnight Mail: $16.00

Fees must be paid in postal money order or certified bank check payable to South African Consulate General New York Home Affairs. The postal money order or certified bank check must be made out with the exact amount as no refunds will be made. Cash and personal check payments are not accepted. Do not issue more than one postal money order or certified bank check for all fees payable.