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

COVID-19 Statistics - South Africa
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the South African Consulate General in Chicago could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.

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.

*Please help us to update with correct information for South African Consulate General in Chicago, if you find this information is not correct.


Graham Sead

Your phone no longer rings. Can I bring applications for a passport renewal on Monday March 27 at 2:30pm for an appointment? Do you take fingerprints?

Leonard Mosiah

Hi, my South African passport has expired and I want to renew it. If I come in person I want to know if I can complete the renewal in person? Doing fingerprints and other stuff at the embassy? Otherwise, what do I need to be done before I come in person? Thanks for your help

Lynn Davis

I need to apply for a visa to attend the International Visitor's Program at Alleluia Ministeries International. How do I do that? I am a Sierra Leonean with a Green card living in Minnesota.

Stuart Williams

HI there, I'd like to book an appointment to process my passport application. I am a South African citizen (ID: 8110235242087) living in the USA and my passport has run out of pages. I urgently need a new passport as my job requires extensive travel.

Venita Fields

Your phone number does not seem to work and I would like to discuss a tourist visa for travel in April

Lazeth Novak

I am trying to make contact with the Chicago office, but the number on your website is apparently incorrect. Please advise how to make contact. I have documents that need to be signed in your presence, do I make an appointment or just show up? Thanks in advance.

Justine Willmers

Good day, I am a South African citizen who is now a permanent resident in the USA. I am needing to update my passport as well as update my surname as I got married in the USA. How does the process work in the USA? Do we fill everything out online or would we need to do everything at the consulate? I currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota so Chicago would be the closest embassy for me to attend. Please advise as this is very new for me and I would hate to mess up my application. Thanks in advance.

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