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


Visitor Rules

The visitors to the Embassy are required to present their ID to the Embassy's receptionist upon arrival. In turn, visitors will receive an Embassy visitors card, which needs to be carried by visitors for the duration of their visit.  The Embassy visitors card need to be handed back to the receptionist on departure at which time the visitors ID will be returned, too.

Visitors are also required to adhere to the following:

No weapons are allowed on the Embassy premises.
No pets are allowed.
No food or beverages are allowed.
No wandering around the Embassy premises is allowed.
Cars and bicycles are not allowed on the premises.
The use of cell phones is not allowed. 
Taking pictures in the Embassy is not allowed, whether by camera or phone.
The reception area should be quiet.

Due to system problems, the turnaround time of visa applications and processes will regrettably delayed from 10 working days (where stated) to 15 working days. Applicants are kindly requested to be patient, while the Embassy is addressing the matter. We regret inconveniencies caused and appreciate your understanding. 


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

All visa applications must be submitted in person to the South African Embassy in Berlin or the South African Consulate General in Munich, and without prior appointment. All visa applications submitted by courier/post will not be considered and will be sent back to the applicant.

Application for visas and permits will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Please note: Applications for short- and long-term visas will be accepted until 14 December 2023. The Consular Section will reopen on 09 January 2024. 

Appointments for certifications and powers of attorney will be made up to 14 December 2023 and after the holidays as from 08 January 2024. 

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