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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

South African Passport Fees and Turn Around Times

 
TYPE OF PASSPORT TARIFF TURN AROUND TIME
Regular passports $53. 00 6 Months
Lost, stolen or damaged passports $106.00 6 Months
Child passports $53.00 6 Months
Temporary passports $24.00 3 Weeks
Lost, stolen or damaged temporary passports $106.00 3 Weeks
Emergency Travel Certificates $19.00 3 Weeks
Replacement of passports
(Passport out of visa pages before its expiry).  The said discount fee applies ONLY
to ordinary passports.
  6 Months
Maxi passports $80.00 6 months

Fees must be paid in money order or certified bank check payable to: 

  • South African Consulate General (for applications submitted to Consulates General in Chicago or Los Angeles) 
  • South African Consulate General New York for applications submitted to the New York office
  • South African Embassy (for applications submitted to the Embassy in Washington, DC)

** New York applicants: Effective 1 April 2008, all fees for consular transactions including mailing fees (where applicable) must be paid in money order or certified bank checks only. Cash or personal check payments are not  accepted. The  money orders and certified bank checks must be made payable to the South African Consulate General New York, with the exact amount as no refunds will be made.

Mailing Fee

If you are submitting your application to our New York office: 

All applications for travel documents must be accompanied by a mailing fee of either:

  • US$19.95 (payable to South African Consulate General New York) for U.S. Postal Service standard overnight mail OR

  • $16.00 (payable to South African Consulate General New York) for FedEx overnight in money order or certified bank check.   Pre-paid self addressed envelopes, FedEx, DHL, UPS or other courier account numbers to facilitate return of final documents are not accepted. Failure to comply will result in your application/documents to be held at our offices for pickup.

If you are submitting your application to our Chicago office:

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.

If you are submitting your application to our Washington office:

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.