South African Consulate in the UK

South African Consulate London
South African Consulate London

The South African Consulate in the UK falls under the auspices of the South African High Commission, London, however, they represent the Department of Home Affairs in respect of all functional matters.

Intergate Immigration has registered immigration practitioners and is able to assist in the compilation and submission of all permits and visa applications. We can also offer advice and submission on a number of services required by South Africans living abroad.

Who can the South African UK Consulate help?

The South African Consulate essentially deals with two types of applicants:

  • South African citizens living in the UK who require services such as application for identity documents, passports, registration of births, copies of marriage, birth and death certificates.
  • Foreign nationals who want to visit South Africa either temporary or permanently.

What are the opening hours of the South African UK Consulate?

Opening hours are:

  • The opening hours for submission of applications are: Mondays to Fridays from 08h45 to 12h45.
  • The office re-opens between 15h00-16h00(Mondays to Fridays) for the collection of temporary passports, emergency passports and passports.

Please be aware that NO walk–in applications will be accepted. Applications for the following services will be received by appointment ONLY:

  • Passports.
  • Birth registrations.
  • Retention of SA citizenship.
  • Exemption from loss of SA citizenship.
  • All clients will be requested to leave their surname, forenames, date of birth, mobile number, e-mail address, suggested date of appointment and type of designated service requested. We will confirm appointments and respond by either e-mail or return call/text message within 24 hours (excluding weekends and public holidays) of the request for an appointment.

Applications for other services not cited above can be made by mail ONLY. Appointments will have to be made 7 working days before a person’s visit to the office.

What is the address of the South African UK Consulate?

Physical address is:

15 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD.

Postal address is:

South African High Commission,
Home Affairs, Consular Section,
15 Whitehall, London, SW1A 2DD.

What are the phone numbers of the South African UK Consulate?

Appointment Phone Numbers

South African Citizens

Appointment line for passports (Child passports applications MUST be made by post ONLY), birth registrations, retention of SA citizenship and exemption from loss of SA Citizenship is 09065 540 799.

(South African citizens who want to apply by POST are free to come to the office Monday to Friday between 3 PM & 4 PM to be assisted with the taking of fingerprints)

Foreign Citizens

Appointment line for visas & temporary residence permits is 09065 540 798.

Calls cost £1 / min from BT Landlines. Other networks may vary.

PLEASE NOTE: Administrative fines & security deposits are still by post only .

For professional assistance with all your home affairs needs, feel free to contact Intergate Immigration.