Government Departments

Partner Institutions

South Africa and International Organizations in United Kingdom

OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS   

The Office of Department of Home Affairs is responsible for providing South African (Civic and Immigration Services) in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

These services include:

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

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

15 Whitehall

London

SW1A 2DD

+44 (0) 20 7925 8900

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

london.civic@dirco.gov.za for passports, certificates, citizenship and ID documents (Please provide your RSA ID number and reference number)

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

STAFF COMPLIMENT

Counsellor (Civic and Immigration) - E  Aphane (Ms)

2nd Secretary (Civic and Immigration) -  T  Kube (Ms)

2nd Secretary (Civic and Immigration) -  R  Sethosa (Mr)

EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS: +44 (0) 207 451 7299

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 contracted VFS.Global, (a company that manages administrative and non-judgemental tasks related to visa, passport, identity management and other citizens service) in London, Manchester and Edinburgh.

All applicants carrying normal passports should submit their visa applications through the VFS;Global 

NB:  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 THE NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN PORTS OF ENTRY, CLICK ON THIS LINK TO ACCESS THE NEW INFORMATION

 

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS OBSERVED BY THE SOUTH AFRICAN HIGH COMMISSION IN LONDON - 2019

     DATE

     DAY

     HOLIDAY

1January

Tuesday

New Years Day

21 March

Thursday

Human Rights Day

19 April

Friday

Good Friday

22 April

Monday                              

Family Day/ Easter Monday

6 May   

Monday

Early May Bank Day

27 May

Monday

Spring Bank Holiday

17 June

Monday

Youth Day (16th)

9 August

Friday

National Women’s Day

26 August

Monday

Summer Bank Holiday

24 September

Tuesday

Heritage Day

25 December

Wednesday

Christmas Day

26 December

Thursday

Day of Goodwill/ Boxing Day

 

UPDATED 04/02/2019