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 Office of the Department of Home Affairs      

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS IN LONDON MISSION WILL BE CLOSED FROM 22 DECEMBER, 2017 AND WILL REOPEN FROM 02 JANUARY  2018.

The Office of the Department of Home Affair's is responsible for providing South African (Civic and Immigration Services) in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. These services include:

 

N.B: In an effort to improve our service to British citizens and other nationals residing in the UK who wish to travel to South Africa, the Department of Home Affairs has established South African Visa Facilitation Service (VFS Global) offices in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

All applicants carrying normal passports should submit their visa applications at the South African Visa Facilitation Service (VFS Global)  

Please Note:  Holders of Diplomatic Passports who submit their applications under cover of a Note Verbal  and official/ service passport should submit their application at the South African High Commission. 

PLEASE NOTE

  PEOPLE TRAVELLING OR TRANSITING WITH CHILDREN TO THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA; please see directive and also download the Schools Trip Affidavit and Parental Consent Affidavit forms.

NB: PARENT WHO IS NOT ACCOMPANYING HIS OR HER CHILD ON THE TRIP SHOULD COME IN PERSON TO DO THE AFFIDAVIT. THE AFFIDAVIT CAN ALSO BE DONE BY A SOLICITOR (NOTARY PUBLIC).

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

15 Whitehall

London

SW1A 2DD

OFFICE HOURS 

08h45 to 12h45,  Monday to Friday except on specified Public Holidays for South Africa and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

CONTACT NUMBERS 

+44 (0) 20 7925 8900, Monday to Friday except on specified Public Holidays for South Africa and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NB: Calls should be made between 15h00 and 17h00.

EMAIL:  london.civic@dirco.gov.za for passports, certificates, citizenship and ID documents 

london.visa@dirco.gov.za for visas and permanent residency

STAFF COMPLIMENT

Counsellor (Civic and Immigration) - Ms Bongiwe Nkanyana

2nd Secretary (Civic and Immigration) - Ms Nokuthula Bhengu

2nd Secretary (Civic and Immigration) - Mr Hans Grobler

2nd Secretary (Civic and Immigration) -Ms Tsakani Mafanele

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS: +44 (0) 207 451 7100