HOLIDAYS OBSERVED

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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

Time Frames for Services

Identity Document

Identity Documents 6 months

Certificates

Birth certificates 6 months
Death certificates 6 months
Marriage certificates 6 months

Amendments

Noting of Adoption in Birth Register 6 months
Change of Forename (Minor) 6 months
Change of Surname (Minor) 6 months
Change of Forename (Adult) 6 months
Letter of confirmation of forename/Surname (Adult) 6 months
Change of Birth Date 6 months

Passports

Regular Passport (Adult) 6 months
Child Passport 6 months
Replacement of SA regular passport that runs out of pages prior to expiry date 6 months
Temporary Passport
The time frame for issuance of temporary passport and
emergency travel certificate may be longer than three weeks
if the applicant's fingerprints are not in our passport system
.

3 weeks
Maxi Passport 6 months
Document for Travel Purposes 6 months

Citizenship

Retention of SA Citizenship (6(2) Certificate) 4 weeks
Exemption from Loss of SA Citizenship (26(4) Certificate) 4 weeks
Determination of SA Citizenship 6 months
Proof of Citizenship 6 months
Letter of confirmation to the effect that one does not have
South African citizenship (Issued to Zimbabweans)
6 months

Temporary Residence Permits

Study Permit 10 days
Business permit – Establishment of new business
or investment in existing business venture.
4 weeks
Medical Treatment Permit 10 days
General Quota Work Permit 4 weeks
Extraordinary Quota Work Permit 4 weeks
General Work Permit 4 weeks
Exceptional Skills Work Permit 4 weeks
Inta Company Transfer Work Permit 4 weeks
Retired Persons’ Permit 10 days
Exchange Permit 10 days
Treaty Permit 10 days
Relative Permit 10 days

Permanent Residence

Permanent Residence Application 1 year
Proof of Permanent Residence 6 months
Exemption from Loss of Permanent Residence 6 months

Visas

Visitor’s Visa 5 days
Transit Visa 5 days