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South African Embassy, Berlin
Tiergartenstr. 18, 10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-22073-0
Fax: +49-30-22073-190



On the following 12 Public Holidays the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa will remain closed.

  • 2 January, New Year
  • 21 March, Human Rights Day 
  •   7 April, Good Friday
  • 10 April, Family Day
  •   1 May, Labour Day 
  • 18 May, Ascension Day
  • 29 May, Pentecost Day
  • 16 June, Youth Day
  • 25 September, Heritage Day
  •   3 October, German Reunification Day
  • 25 December, Christmas Day 
  • 26 December, Day of Goodwill


Since 7 June 2022 all visa applications must be submitted in person to the South African Embassy in Berlin (except for visa applicants who reside in Bavaria or Baden-Württemberg), and without prior appointment. All visa applications submitted by courier/post beyond this date will not be considered and will be sent back to the applicant.

Operational times for visa applications as of 16 January 2023 will be as follows:

Mondays: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesdays: 09:00 - 12:00 pm
Thursdays: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory.

Topnews, Consular, Embassy

06. January 2023

Provision of Civic and Immigration (Visa) Services for Berlin and Munich

Please find below all the necessary information on the Berlin Embassy's provision of Civic and Immigration Services. Specific questions must be directed to the email address of the Consular Section...

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Politics, Embassy, Topnews

06. December 2022

Former South African Ambassador to the Holy See, George Johannes, Has Passed On

Ambassador George Johannes (78) died on 30 November 2022 at the Generalate House of the Missionaries of Mariannhill in Rome, where he had been staying with the community of Mariannhill priests and...

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Embassy, South Africa in Germany, Topnews,...

31. October 2022

Commemoration of Commonwealth Remembrance Day

11 Nov 1919, is a memorial day that is observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to honour and commemorate the armed forces members, men and women who have died in...

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Consular, Topnews, Embassy

31. October 2022

Change of Fees for Applications for South African Passports as of 1 November 2022

The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa announced the increase of passport application fees as of 1 November 2022.  The fees will be as follows: Passport (32 pages):   R1200 =...

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Embassy, Press Review, Topnews

Meeting with the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry

A meeting was held between Ms Laura Joyce, Counsellor Political, Ms Carol Mabuza, First Secretary Political, Mr Justin Kemp, First Secretary Political, and Mr Heiko Schwiderowski, Head of the...

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