CONSULAR INFORMATION

 
General

A list of countries exempted from South African visa requirements is available at the following website: www.home-affairs.pwv.gov.za/visa_schedule.asp
Holders of Belgian and Luxembourg passports are exempted from visa requirements up to 90 (ninety) days for holiday and business purposes only.

To download application forms or more information please visit the following website: http://http://www.home-affairs.gov.za

 

Visa requirements and info

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA: GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES

Foreigners subject to South African visa control who wish to visit the RSA for holiday, business or transit purposes must be in possession of valid and acceptable passports/travel documents and visas. Visas must be obtained at the South African Missions abroad prior to travel to South Africa.

Consular Section is opened for public Monday – Friday, 9.00 – 12.00

Processing period for visas is 10 working days.

Visa application form (BI-84E) must be completed in English and in black ink only.

All documentation accompanying the application must be in English.

The passport must have at least two blank pages upon application.

Please note that the applicants may submit the application in person. The documents may be collected in person or by courrier.

Additional documentation to prove the bona fides of the visit such as proof of registration of the company may be requested.

 

Visa FEES

 
Click here for the list of new Consular Fees with effect from April 2015: Consular Fees April 2015

 

All other permits and civic matters: By appointment only!

- Applications for a study/work/voluntary/ or permanent residence – permits
- Applications for a new South African passport – Birth registration – Identity Document – Marriage Certificate – Birth Certificate etc.
For application forms and all requirements, please forward an e-mail to brussels.consular@dirco.gov.za
Payment of deposits when applicable have to be done by bank payment to:
South African Embassy – Montoyerstraat 17 – 1000 Brussels – Bank acc. no: BE20 7350 2551 7856 – BIC KREDBEBB

Refund of deposit or payment of administrative fee

Refund of deposit: Submit your passport and original receipt of payment, refunds will only be done by bank transfer, please allow 2 weeks processing time.
Payment of administrative fee: letter from the Department of Home Affairs and your passport with relevant permit.

Important notice for South African citizens travelling with Emergency Travel certificates (ETC):

Temporary passports have been discontinued with effect of 1 September 2014. Emergency Travel certificate (ETC) will be issued for emergency travel purposes Only (e.g passport lost abroad, medical conditions and family bereavement.

Important notice for South African citizens travelling to South Africa:

SOUTH AFRICAN CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT, 2004-10-25 (ACT NO. 17 OF 2004)
The Amendment act repealed section 9 of the South African Citizenship act, 1995, which regulated the use of the citizenship or nationality of another country by a South African dual citizen.
This inter alia means that the system of exemptions/letters of permission to make use of a foreign passport has now been terminated. No further applications in this regard may therefore be processed.
South African citizens MUST enter and leave South Africa on their South African passport.

Driver’s License

It is of vital importance that you are in possession of an international driver’s license, which can be applied for at your local Community.

Important information

-Allow 10 working days for processing of visa/permit applications.
-Application for a South African passport/Birth certificate etc. can take up to 5 months to be finalised by Home Affairs in Pretoria.
- Incomplete applications will not be accepted by the Embassy.

Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA)
For registrations of South Africans abroad please visit the website www.dirco.gov.za

Appointments
Address: South African Embassy – Rue Montoyer 17-19, 1000 Brussels
Visiting hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 12.00
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Telephone enquiries: Monday – Thursday 13.30 – 16.00
Friday 13.30 – 15.30
Telephone Numbers: Switchboard 00 32 (0) 22 85 44 53/64/92

After hours number – For Emergencies ONLY : 00 32 (0) 475 760270
Fax number: 00 32 (0) 25 14 25 05
E-mail: brussels.consular@dirco.gov.za