South African High Commission in Abuja

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

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of South Africa located in Nigeria is Mr Lulu Louis A. Mnguni, High Commissioner. 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:

  • Mr Lulu Louis A. Mnguni, High Commissioner
  • COVID-19 Statistics - South Africa
    Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the South African High Commission in Abuja 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.

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    Hello, good afternoon. I applied for a tourist visa and got an outcome of a visa grant notice. I want to confirm that this grants entry to SA

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    I have applied for a study visa since 17th January 2023. I have not received any feedback since then. Please can get an update on my application (Ref No: SAAB/170123/0010/01 Thanks


    Applied for Visa since 20th January. I need to know the status of my application

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    Hello, i want to follow up on the status of my visa. Applied 6 weeks ago.


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    South African Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria

    24 Molade Okoya Thomas Street
    Victoria Island

    (+234) 1 461 2067
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    (+234) 1 461 2066
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