South African Consulate General in Lagos

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Lagos which is the city of Nigeria.

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of South Africa located in Nigeria is Darkey Ephraim Africa, 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: Darkey Ephraim Africa, 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.

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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I’m writing in respect to the application I submitted 30th november 2023, with application number: SALA/301123/0021/01 and passport number: B01355414. Till this moment I haven’t heard anything from VFS, no email acknowledging my application processing. Kindly look into this matter as travel date is stated for 29th of December 2023. I just want to know the status of my application so I can plan accordingly. Thanks in anticipation to your positive response. Thanks ToluOkoro

Pule Thato Letebele

Good day we are South Africans held against our will in Nigeria we need assistance please. There was an incident at continental hotel where we were attacked now we are held against our will.


Greetings. I am a Postdoctoral fellow of the College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban going to South Africa to commence the fellowship which should be before the end of the month of November 2023. I have applied for the South African visa and there is a response that my application is being processed. Kindly assist me to get the visa on time SALA/141123/0027/01. Passport number A50549974.

Ade ade



Greetings I am a World Boxing Council (WBC) Referee/Judge going to South Africa to officiate a world Title fight coming up on 25th November 2023 holfing at Emperor's Palace in Johannesburg.I have applied for the South African visa and there is a response that my application is being processed.All the travel itinerary is in place and I am traveling to South Africa on 22nd November 2023.Kindly assist me to get the visa on time SALA/131123/0021/01. Passport number B00298233

Oluwaseyi Omoakin

Dear Sir/Madame, I would like to know how can I apply for South African's long term visitor visa as a Nigerian citizen. Do I just come to your office and bring my application or is it under appointment? In case yes, what is the exact address? Do you guys accept visa applications via mail as well? In case yes, what is the exact address for shipments? Please let me know as I almost have all of the documents ready and I am ready to apply. Thanking you in advance, Seyi

Roselyn Bassey

Hello, my name is Roselyn Bassey and I am currently assisting my employer in his Canadian visa application. I have sent mails to SAPS severally but no response. I would appreciate if I can get in contact with anyone who can guide me through this. The numbers to call on this page to reach the consular, are not functional. Kindly assist.


When you guys going to release someone passport

Temitope Olaniyi Fadeyi

Hi, Sir/Ma, Tourist visa application with reference number quoted "Visa Application Reference no. SALA/300623/0020/01" was scheduled for two people (My Mum the principal and her sister the dependent). The dependent was granted a tourist visa while the principal (My mum) was denied. Can this be kindly reviewed. Thanks for your understanding

South African High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria

Diplomatic Zone
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Central Business District

(+234) 9 462 4200