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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

South African Tourist Visa 

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted:                                          

  • Valid passport with at least two (2) unused (blank) pages labeled Visa when presented at the Embassy or Consulate; one page for affixing the visa or permit by the embassy/consulate and the other page for endorsement of entry/departure stamp by the South African Immigration Services. Passport must be valid for 30 more days after the intended return date from South Africa.
  • Prescribed form BI-84Note: Under Permanent Residential Address, please state the address in the United States where you reside.
  • Two (2) passport photos
  • Round trip flight itinerary
  • Proof of sufficient funds (recent bank statement, credit card etc)
  • Proof of legal status for non-U.S. citizens (copy of greencard, H1B, F1, J1 etc)
  • Proof of hotel accommodation (hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from the host (relative or friend) in South Africa.
  • Proof of host’s legal status in South Africa (copy of I.D. Book/ passport) if South African citizen) or copy of passport and a copy of visa or residence status in South Africa.
  • Non-refundable fee of $72.00 money order
  • Yellow fever certificate is required if applicant passing through yellow fever belt area before entering South Africa.
  • Processing time is 5 business days 
  • Where to submit your application

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

  • $16.00 money order for overnight mailing.