About the South African Consulate General

Welcome to the official website of the South African Consulate General in New York City!

We hope that browsing through our website will be a rewarding and insightful journey for you.  We have sought to package and provide information in the most user-friendly manner, spanning the political, economic, consular & immigration and tourism spheres. Here you will find links to websites that cover a multitude of interesting topics about South Africa and the numerous offerings our country has.

South Africa continues to be one of the most exciting countries in the world today, characterized by a society that is united in diversity.  Our core values are predicated on the philosophy of human rights, human dignity and equality, as we champion collaboration and build mutually-beneficial partnerships.  It is our way of contributing positively as we strive for global sustainable development and prosperity. 

South Africa continues to rank highly as being investor-friendly, for innovation in the banking industry, excellence in auditing, ease of doing business and sensible fiscal and monetary policies.  Rated amongst the most advanced economies on the fast-growing African continent, South Africa is laden with business opportunities in multiple sectors, and has in place very robust investor protection laws.

If this is your first visit to our website, we hope that you will find it useful, and that you are encouraged to visit our beautiful country.

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Mathula Nkosi
Consul General


The South African Consulate General is open:
Mondays to Thursdays from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm,
Fridays 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Lunch break: Mondays to Thursdays 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm.  

Please call the Administration Section (extension 42403) for an appointment to have your document authenticated.

Visa, Immigration and Passport Sections are open for applications from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 pm only. Please note that when lodging applications at the South African Consulate General in New York, applicants are required to appear in person. No appointment is required.

We have reworked our operating procedures of the Visa Section to improve efficiency and enable the officials more time to spend with your applications with a quicker outcome.

Unfortunately no calls will be taken before 2:00 pm. 

Should you call before 2:00 pm, please leave your name, number and type of application and we will get back to you.


You may reach the Home Affairs Section at the South African Consulate General in New York City at (212) 213-4880.

Tel: (212) 692-2406 or email

Tel: (212) 692-2404 or email

Tel: (212) 692-2403 or email

Due to high volume of callers, your wait time might be long. We thank you for your patience.  Alternatively, you can send an email to:


The emergency number — (917) 200-8396 — is for South Africans in distress during natural disasters such as tornadoes, tsunamis, etc.  You may call this number only if you are in an emergency situation during non-working hours (i.e. between 5:00 pm and 9:00 am).

























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