High Commission of South Africa in London

The Embassy of South Africa is located in London which is the city of United Kingdom.

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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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.

*Please help us to update with correct information for High Commission of South Africa in London , if you find this information is not correct.


Jacqueline Jarvis

Hello I am preparing to make an application for a retired persons visa to live in South Africa but I am Receiving conflicting information as to how to go about it. I live in The north west of England and was told I could visit a vfs glibal centre to make the application . Other information states this is not the case and I must visit the embassy. Please can you advise which method is correct and the contact emails and phone numbers so that I can submit application with supporting documentation . Thank you in advance

Hazel McNeile

Good morning. Can somebody please urgently let me know that is somebody has a Medical Exemption Certificate for Yellow having been on a cruise down the west coast of Africa (although not going ashore apart from Namibia) they can safely enter Cape Town. The cruise is being held only for today so we do need to have reassurance that the client will be fine. Thank you so much and would appreciate an urgent reply. Knd regards Hazel McNeile Director Connoisseur Travel Tel No 01403 272143


Is it possible for citizen of Belarus apply for South Africa visa in London without residency in United Kingdom?

Retford Daykin

Consent for minor passport applications (For parents in different countries)

Nya Dust

Good day Am a South African residing in Manchester. My passport is about to expire and I wondered if there are other service centers nearer to me than London that I can processes my renewal at?

Gary G Feldman

WE need help to get my wife's new SA passport. She applied in February its now 6 months and no sign of passport. We have spent almost a £1000 on calls to Mombasa and get sane unhelpful answer each time. We are flying to SA on 25 July2023 can we get emergency travel certificate please??

Shannon Brown

I wonder if you could help me. I need documents apostilled. Would you be able to help? Kind regards Shannon Brown

Marlene du Plessis

I want an application form to renew my passport. Please advise how I get an application form

South African Honorary Consulate in Birmingham, United Kingdom

Fort Dunlop
Fort Parkway
West Midlands
Birmingham B24 9FE
United Kingdom

(+44) 121 535 7062

(+44) 121 535 7062

South African Honorary Consulate in Brighton, United Kingdom

Church Farm House
Rectory Lane
West Sussex BN16 4JU
United Kingdom

(+44) 1403 241 480

(+44) 1903 859 863

South African Honorary Consulate in Glasgow, United Kingdom

10 Midlothian Drive
Waverly Park
Glasgow G41 3RA
United Kingdom

(+44) 141 649 3831
(+44) (0) 845 388 0463 (Visa questions)

South African Honorary Consulate in Leeds, United Kingdom

ITV Yorkshire
Steeple Ashton
The Television Centre
Kirkstall Road
Leeds LS3 1JS
United Kingdom

(+44) 113 222 7184

(+44) 113 242 3867

South African Honorary Consulate in Manchester, United Kingdom

Newsham Lodge Barn
Newsham Lodge Lane
Preston PR4 0BB
United Kingdom

(+44) 177 269 11 43
(+44) (0) 845 388 0457 (Visa questions)

(+44) 177 269 11 43