Please check the list of holidays Missions will observe this year.

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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

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

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

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


This website is a joint project of the Embassy in Washington, DC and the Consulates General in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Independent Electoral CommissionElections 2014: Notify IEC of your intention to vote outside South Africa (VEC 10)

Qualified voters are reminded to submit VEC 10 online applications to IEC before midnight of 12 March 2014 (South Africa time).

Election day in South Africa as well as abroad was proclaimed in the Government Gazette on 25 February 2014.  This also means that no further registrations will be entertained.

Voting abroad will take place on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.  By law it is not possible to vote abroad on any date other than 30 April 2014, and no exceptions will be made.

Applications are now open to notify the IEC of your intention to vote abroad and where (at which mission) citizens intend to vote, by completing a VEC 10 form at

Applications need to be submitted ONLINE ONLY on the IEC website at and will close at midnight (South Africa time) on 12 March 2014.  Applicants will receive either an email or sms notification from IEC South Africa to acknowledge receipt of their application.

Check out the nearest South African Mission to your location:

NB: Technical Difficulty with Voice Messages

Please note that the voicemail server for all South African missions in the United States is currently down.   As a result, we can receive calls but we cannot receive voice messages.   If you need to contact our offices urgently and cannot reach our staff, please send us emails instead.  We thank you for your patience.

Los Angeles
New York
Washington, DC

Issuing of abridged birth certificates ended in March 2013

Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs has stopped issuing abridged birth certificates from 4 March 2013 and will only issue unabridged birth certificates to parents of new born babies. Read more.

South African Tourism

Visit the newly designed SATOUR website where you can dive deeper into all the irresistible experiences our country offers. Find out what to do, where to go, and be the first to get access to spectacular deals from preferred travel partners. 

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National Population Registration Campaign

Home Affairs is intensifying its public outreach programme to ensure that each and every citizen, young and old, has been registered on the National Population Register and has the right document at a specified time of their lives.