Embassy of South Africa in Helsinki

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Helsinki which is the city of Finland.

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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COVID-19 Statistics - South Africa
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the Embassy of South Africa in Helsinki 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 Finland. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, Finland has a representation in South Africa. The consulate services are granted to visitors from Finland to South Africa as well as to Afghan citizens in Finland. 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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Archie Pelkonen

Dear Sir/Madam, Good Day! My name is Archie Pelkonen; I have been living in Finland for two (2) Years now. I am a Philippine Passport Holder. I am sending this email because I plan to visit South Africa in January with my Finnish Husband. I want to ask what is needed to get there. I want to visit your embassy in Helsinki, and it would be good if I could bring all the requirements. For the visa, I need a double entry. Thank you so much.

Benedict Lwamba

Hey, I would like to apply for a south african visitors visa

Eugene Zukov

Hello! I hold Estonian passport, but I live in Finland. Do I need a visa? If so, how to apply?

Jacques Rossouw

Hi there I am a South African who is looking to change the surname of wife on our marriage certificate. How can I book an appointment to hand in documentation to get this arranged as a matter of urgency?