How to submit visa application at the South Africa Consulate Chicago?

How to submit visa application at the South Africa Consulate Chicago?

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Applicant can visit visa application centre of South Africa for submission of documents, they must be submitted by visiting the South African Embassy/Consulate in Washington Dc, In the case of an e visa for South Africa, a visit is not mandatory to the Embassy, Consulate, or authorised visa agent for South Africa.

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The South African Consulate is in Chicago, with Ms. Phumzile Mazibuko serving as the Consul General. The Consulate of South Africa offers many services to the Citizen of South Africa as well as for other citizens in the United States, such as passport renewal of South Africa, emergency passport Issuing, attestation certificates, visa requirements for South Africa for Diplomatic and official passport holders, etc.

200-South Michigan Avenue, Suite-600, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel:(312) 939-7929

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To allow for more ease of use and access, the Embassy/Consulate has established multiple Consulates across the country to offer its services seamlessly.

What are the primary activities performed by the Embassy/Consulate of South Africa located in Chicago, USA? 

The Embassy/Consulate assists travelers from the United States to South Africa, and vice versa. It also plays a main role in the educational exchange program, science, and technical development, arts, and culture sponsored by the South African government.

What are the other services offered by the South Africa Consulate/ Embassy in Chicago?

Community Services: Consulate dealing with aiding the distressed the South African woman, community welfare societies providing help to the South African diaspora, registration of new organization with the South African Consulate, transportation of mortal remains to South Africa with due respect, sending and receiving legal documents/summons through Consulate

Commerce: Business news services, appointing Commercial representative, aiding the establishment of new businesses in the USA, maintaining regulation of both export and import in coordination with USA authorities, promotion of South Africa exporters and manufacturers in the USA, promoting Investing in South Africa, publishing list of exhibition and trade fair in South Africa

Education: Publishing South Africa centric activities in university and schools, providing no objection certificate to students for study in South Africa, registration of South African student aboard, study in South Africa promotion activities, doing a student exchange program, giving science and technology-related opportunities, academic research collaborations 

What type of passport services are provided by the South African Embassy/Consulate? 

The primary purposes of travel to the United States by South African nationals are tourism, higher education, employment, and other activities (such as parents visiting children, business events, etc.). In the United States, any foreign resident needs to possess a valid travel document, or the traveler will be deported to their home country. If the travel documents, such as a passport, got expired or were lost, the Embassy would work to provide new records to the traveler and issue an emergency passport of South Africa based on the travel need of the applicant.

How many South African Consulates/Embassy is in the United States to serve travelers? 

The South Africa Consulate in Chicago (address listed above) along with eight Consulates/Embassy spread across the country to aid travelers to and from South Africa.

Address of South African Embassy in Washington DC

Embassy of South Africa – Washington DC

3051 Massachusetts Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20008

Address of South African Consulate in Los Angeles

Consulate of South Africa – Los Angeles

6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600 

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Address of South African Consulate in New York

Consulate of South Africa – New York

333 East 38th Street, 9th Floor

New York NY 10016

Address of South African Honorary Consulate in Dallas

Honorary Consulate of South Africa – Dallas

400 S. Zang Un., Suite 1018

Dallas, TX 75208

Address of South African Honorary Consulate in Kansas City

Honorary Consulate of South Africa – Kansas City

4507 W. 89th Street, Prairie Village

Kansas City, KS 66207

Address of South African Honorary Consulate in Minneapolis

Honorary Consulate of South Africa – Minneapolis

310 Groveland Ave. So

Minneapolis, MN 55403

Address of South African Honorary Consulate in Milwaukee

Honorary Consulate of South Africa – Milwaukee

200 E. Wells Street, Room 205

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Address of South African Honorary Consulate in New Orleans

Honorary Consulate of South Africa – New Orleans

1554 N. Broad Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70119

Does a Consulate operate out of Chicago Consulate/Embassy? 

There is no separate Consular address in Chicago. Both Embassy and Consular service office located in the same address.

What are the hours of operation of the South African Embassy/Consulate in Chicago?

Embassy working hours of South Africa are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Consular Service Hours are 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

What days is the Embassy/Consulate open?

The South Africa Embassy/Consulate operates Monday through Friday. It is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and, public holidays or any special days specified by the Consulate from time to time.           

On which holidays is the Embassy/Consulate closed?

The list of holidays the South Africa Consulate in Chicago observes can be found at the link below.

Are there any jurisdictional restrictions regarding services from the South African Consulate in Chicago?

Yes, only people residing in the states under Consular control of South Africa Consulate, Chicago, are eligible for services like the issue of passports and visa services.

Which states are coming under the jurisdiction of the South African Consulate/Embassy in Chicago?

The Chicago Consulate covers the following states and territories: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin, People Residing the above states can only contact