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

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01. November 2021

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

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

A.    Civic services

All Civic Services applications ought to be submitted in person on appointment basis only. Request for appointment must be sent to: Berlin.Consular(at) or Munich.CivicApp(at) respectively

All requests for appointments must contain the following information:

  1. Subject line of email: Appointment request
  2. Full name of the applicant
  3. Contact details (Address + mobile phone number)
  4. Application type e.g. passport

*  Please note that South Africa is still subject to Covid-19 restrictions (Level 1) and turnaround time for the processing of the application may delay beyond the prescribed time due to Covid-19 dynamics.

B.    Immigration Services

How to apply for a visa

  • The requirements are available on
  • Applicant is required to submit a fully completed application by mail with all required documentation.
  • Applicant will be contacted for an interview upon receipt of application by the Embassy/Consulate.
  • An incomplete application will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant immediately. The onus is on the applicant to ensure the application is complete.


  • All visitors are required to comply with the German regulations regarding Covid-19.
  • A FFP2 mask covering must be used at all times on the premises.
  • Visitors are required to present a negative test issued by an official testing center or medical doctor or proof of vaccination and/or 
  • Proof of recovery
  • Social distancing must be maintained at all times. 
  • Hand hygiene must be maintained.
  • Admittance is limited to the adult applicant only and no accompanying persons will be allowed.
  • Minors (under 18 years) must be accompanied by both parents/parent with sole custody/guardianship as applicable.
  • In exceptional cases such as applicants requiring assistance (e.g. senior citizens), prior arrangements must be made for one accompanying person.
  • Do not bring witnesses for Commissioner of Oaths as witnesses will be provided at the Consulate
  • Ensure the application is complete. If information is missing or not accepted, it will be necessary to schedule a new appointment by email.
  • Bring black ballpoint pen to complete any official forms provided by the Consulate/Embassy.
  • Bring a separate set of photocopies for each type of application as photocopies are not made at the Consulate/Embassy
  • The Embassy/Consulate has the right to refuse entry.
  • Once the appointment is finished, please leave the premises immediately. 


South African Consulate General Munich

All existing appointments will be attended to on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Consulate, taking into consideration the URGENCY of the Application. 

All Civic Services appointments and matters must be directed to: Munich.CivicApp(at)

All other Consular matters including immigration must be sent to: munich.consular(at)

All other emergencies can be forwarded to: munich.consular(at)


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