South African Consulate General in Chicago

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

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of South Africa located in United States of America is Vuyiswa Tulelo, Consul General. 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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Head of Mission: Vuyiswa Tulelo, Consul General

South Africa Tourists Details
South Africa 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 South Africa.

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

South Africa VISAS
Following are the types of visas provided by this embassy to be used by the citizens:

  • South Africa Tourist Visa
  • Visit Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Work Visa
  • Medical Visa
  • Study Visa
  • Relatives’ Visa
  • Exchange Visa
  • Retired Persons’ Visa

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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Danielle M Watkins

Hi I am traveling to Lagos Nigeria in December and is trying to get a tourist visa. Can you please help me?

Karin Colleen Marx

Good day, My name is Karin Marx, I am living in the US for 8 years now. I am in the process of obtaining my green card and I am required to get an unbridged birth certificate. This matter is quite important and time sensitive. I would appreciate some assistance with this matter.

Dr. Farhana Loonat

Hi, I hope you are well. My passport will expire soon, and I will run into trouble if I do not renew it. I am a South African citizen working as a professor in the US, and I need to apply for a SA passport. I will be very grateful if you can please send me a pdf of the DHA-9 form that I need to get my fingerprints on. I could take the form to my local police station to get them to fingerprint me. Baie dankie. With respect and gratitude,

Chan Shun Yuet

Hi, I am applying for a student visa to be an exchange student in South Africa and I have a Hong Kong S.A.R. passport. Would it be possible to apply through the South African embassy in Chicago? Thank you!

Pallavi Raonka

I applied for a South Africa visitor visa and unfortunately, my application was rejected due to an invalid bank statement. I am an Indian citizen residing in the United States. I intend to visit South Africa to attend the Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Conference, scheduled from June 27th to June 29th, 2023. All necessary travel arrangements, including airline tickets and hotel bookings, have already been made. Hence the urgency. Could you please guide me as to how can I request a review of the decision stated in the rejection letter? Can I email my response with the necessary documents to [email protected]? Will that be considered as a representation to the Ministry of Home Affairs?

Katherine Rush

Hello, I would like to apply for citizenship for my child. Her father is South African born and did not register her at that time. She is now 18. Please advise.

Anna Mbowa

I am hoping to set an appointment for Friday, May 26th 2023 to apply for a South African tourist visa

Diane Harvey

What are the hours of operation for the Embassy in Chicago? Can one make an appointment?

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333 East 38th Street
NY 10016
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(212) 213-0102
+ 1 212 883 0653

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400 S. Zang Un., Suite 1018
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200 E. Wells Street, Room 205
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(+1) 414 286 2221

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3051 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
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(+1) 202 232 4400

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4507 W. 89th Street
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(+1) 913 649 3578

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6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
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(+1) 323 651 0902

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310 Groveland Ave. So
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(+1) 612 377 0600

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1554 N. Broad Avenue
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(+1) (504) 943-7071