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

COVID-19 Statistics - South Africa
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the South African Consulate General in Lagos 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 Nigeria. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, Nigeria has a representation in South Africa. The consulate services are granted to visitors from Nigeria to South Africa as well as to Afghan citizens in Nigeria. 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 Lagos, if you find this information is not correct.


Sandra Nwanne

Good evening. My name is Sandra Nwanne, I submitted my Documents to obtain a South Africa Tourist Visa since on the 25th of August 2023 and it’s almost a month and I haven’t gotten a single feedback. My Leave was supposed to start yesterday. I try to track the Visa today and it says “your application is received and under assessment at the South Africa High Commission, Lagos. Please I want to know if my document was moved out and sent to South Africa Embassy because I didn’t even receive an SMS or email notification after I submitted it and I was asked to go with my passport and would be called back to bring it if my Visa was to be approved and the person that attended to me said that it will take 3 to 21 working days and tomorrow will make it 20 working days and I haven’t received any notification. I want to know if my document was moved out to the embassy. Please find below my Reference number and other necessary information. SALA/250823/0001/01 Date of Birth: 25/04/1992 My phone number: 08038945700 Date I submitted the Document: 25/08/2023 by 8am Please I will appreciate a swift response.



Ridwaanullaah Adebayo

I want to attend a two-day conference in Johanesburg, SA in October, 2023, and I would like to the type of visa I will have to apply for and how to initiate the visa application. Thanks.

Akinyemi Adekunle olalekan akinsanya

Dear Sir/Ma I am akinyemi Akinsanya { my short name), i dropped my visa application since march 31th till now no response yet. pls want to confirm the status now ref: saab/310323/0048/01 DOB: 13/08/1972

Taiwo Igie

Can you please provide me the phone/ physical address/email to speak with the Consular General, South Africa Embassy, Lagos?

Olusegun Oladeinde

I would greatly appreciate prompt action on my visa application to be able to attend SRI 2023 Conference, on 18th June 2023, in South Africa. Many thanks.

Funmilola Faranpojo

I will like to implore the honorable office to promptly grant my visa to attend the ICEF conference starting Monday 12, 2023. I appreciate your kind and prompt response

Ifeoma Nosipho Unanka

I want to apply for emergency travel document to South Africa to take care of my sick father

Felicia Ofuma Mormah

Dear Sir/Ma, How do go about or obtain a South African visa to attend a conference in first week of June, 2023?

South African High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria

Diplomatic Zone
Plot 371
Central Business District

(+234) 9 462 4200