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Embassy of the Republic of South Africa: Temporary Telephone Interference

The South African Embassy in Berlin is currently not reachable on phone number 030 22073-0 due to technical problems. Callers are kindly requested to phone mobile number 0171 3642679.

We regret inconveniencies caused and appreciate your understanding. 

 

Please note that the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Berlin and the Consulate General of the Republic of South Africa in Munich will remain closed on 17 June 2024 (due to South African Youth Day on 16 June 2024). 

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.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND CLOSURES FOR 2024

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

  •   1 January, New Year
  • 21 March, Human Rights Day 
  • 29 March, Good Friday
  •   1 April, Family Day
  •   1 May, Labour Day 
  •   9 May, Ascension Day
  • 20 May, Pentecost Day
  • 17 June, Youth Day (for 16 June)
  • 24 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 are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

( https://www.suedafrika.org/downloads/Business_hours.doc )

 

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