HOLIDAYS OBSERVED

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

Write your email address on the upper right hand corner of your application form to receive updates on the status of your application. 

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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

Retired Person's Permit 

This is a permit issued to retirees intending to live in South Africa only for limited or seasonal periods during the validity of the permit.

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:

  • A duly completed application form (BI-1738) signed by applicant
  • Passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit
  • Two (2) passport photos
  • Medical report (physical)
  • Radiological report (chest X-ray) or skin TB test.
  • Police clearance certificate (criminal background check) from all countries applicant lived in since age 18 for one year or longer
  • Flight itinerary
  • Non-refundable fee of $72.00 money order for processing
  • Proof of financial means in the form of a pension with a minimum value of R20,000 per month or an irrevocable retirement annuity or retirement account to the equivalent amount , or a net worth providing an income of at least R20,000.00 per month
  • $1,500.00 money order for repatriation deposit
  • The net worth contemplated in section 20(1)(b) of the Act shall be a comination of assets realizing, per month, the amount determined from time to time by the Minister by notice in the Gazette.
  • Processing time 5 business days, it may take up to 10 business days during peak season

Attention:  South African Consulate General in New York Applicants ONLY:

  • $16.00 money order for overnight mailing.