South African High Commission in Colombo

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Colombo which is the city of Sri Lanka.

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.

Weather & Time
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Wind 3.89 m/s,  1009 hpa

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



Dear Sir, Can I apply 'Ghana' visit visa from your High Commission?

Eng Kumuduni Hatiyaldeniya

Dear Sir/Madam, I have to participate Youth Conference in Cape Town at 9 to 12 March 2024. Please make me arrangement with instructions to get visa to travel south Africa.


II need to get a Form BI-84 (application for a visa)

C N Illangakoon

Traveling on holiday to Port Elizebeth on safari, in May 2024. How do I get an entry visa?

Dr. Thilaka Stanley Weerakoon

I hold a B&O passport issued by the UK government based on my Hong Kong permanent residency. Arrangements have been made to travel to SA on the 18 th June 2023 for a holiday. Tickets have been booked, Hotels have been reserved. All travel within SA and sight seeing have been booked by Wild Life Africa. Please let me know whether we require visas as holders of British National Overseas passport holders. If we need can we apply online or visit the SA consulate. If so do we need an appointment? Thank you..