Hours of Operation

  • Visa, Immigration and Passport Sections are open for applications and inquiries 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.

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

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.