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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


Visas and Temporary Residence Permits

Visitor's, Business, Medical Visa $ 72.00
Business Permit $ 255.00
Corporate Permit $ 255.00
Retired Person's Permit $ 72.00
Study Permit $ 72.00
Transit Visa $ 72.00
Treaty Permit $ 72.00
Work Permit $ 255.00

Passports and Travel Documents

Child Passport $ 53.00
Emergency Travel Certificate $ 19.00
Identity Document (first application)   FREE
Replacement Identity Document $ 19.00
Lost/Damaged Passport $ 106.00
Maxi Passport $ 80.00
New Passport $ 53.00
Replacement of Emergency Travel Certificate $ 38.00
Temporary Passport $ 24.00

Civic Services

Amendment to Birth Register $ free
Birth Certificate (Abridged) $ 3.00
Birth Certificate (Unabridged) $ 10.00
Birth Registration $ 5.00
Change of Forename (Adult) $ 19.00
Change of Forename or Surname (Minor) $ 10.00
Change of Surname (Adult) $ 43.00
Permanent Residence $ 255.00
Confirmation of Permanent Residence $ 7.00
Death Certificate $ 10.00
Marriage Certificate $ 10.00
Retention of South African Citizenship $ 40.00
Resumption of South African Citizenship $ 40.00
Letter of Confirmation of Marital Status   7.00

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:

Please note that from 1 April 2008, the Embassy in Washington DC 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.   

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.