American Consulate General in Cape Town

The Embassy of United States of America is located in Cape Town which is the city of South Africa.

The primary purpose of an Embassy is to provide assistance to the citizens who travel or want to live in the host country. You need to have several documents for this purpose, and an embassy provides you all of the consulate services. To visit the embassy, you must make your appointment and choose the date/time that is available on the schedule.


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United States of America Tourists Details
United States of America is a beautiful place to visit. It is quite popular for tourism as it has a number of historical places, and many other spots for tourists. Every year, a number of tourists visit United States of America.

Consular Services
Several consular services are provided by the embassy of United States of America situated in South Africa. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, South Africa has a representation in United States of America. The consulate services are granted to visitors from South Africa to United States of America as well as to Afghan citizens in South Africa. These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Notarizing documents
  • Legalization of documents
  • Absentee Tazkera
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

Visa types granted by the United States of America are;

  • United States of America Emergency Visa (on Holidays/Weekends)
  • United States of America Visa for Diplomatic/official/ Laissez-Passers Passport Holder
  • United States of America Visa for individuals working in designated US Agencies or technology areas
  • United States of America Tourist Visa
  • United States of America Business Visa
  • United States of America Employment Visa
  • United States of America Transit Visa
  • United States of America Medical Visa
  • United States of America Student Visa (Study/Research/Internship)
  • United States of America Entry Visa
  • United States of America Conference Visa
  • United States of America Mountaineering Visa
  • United States of America Missionary Visa
  • United States of America Journalist Visa(Journalist/Documentary filming)
  • United States of America Film Visa: Visa for shooting Feature Films

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You can book your appointments to visit the embassy by contacting them through phone call/ email or check schedules on their official website. It is mandatory to contact before visiting the embassy because the office hours may vary.

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American Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa

877 Pretorius Street
P.O.Box 9536
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

(+27) 12 431 4000

(+27) 12 342 2299

American Consulate General in Durban, South Africa

303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street
31st Floor, Old Mutual Center
Durban 4001
South Africa

(+27) 31 305 7600

(+27) 31 305 7691

American Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa

1 Sandton Drive, Sandhurst
P.O. Box 787197
Sandton 2146
South Africa

(+27) 11 290 3000

(+27) 11 884 0396