South African High Commission in Maseru

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Maseru which is the city of Lesotho.

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of South Africa located in Lesotho is Mr P C S Moloto, 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 P C S Moloto, High Commissioner

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 Lesotho. These may include visa or passport processing, marriage registration along with document legalization as well. Apart from this, Lesotho has a representation in South Africa. The consulate services are granted to visitors from Lesotho to South Africa as well as to Afghan citizens in Lesotho. 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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Nchome Kotelo

Hi, I am a Lesotho national and I would like to book an appointment for a South African Study Permit application. I am currently enrolled at an American University but I will be spending a semester at the University of Cape Town from January to July, can I get an appointment in the last week of December or early January? Also regarding the police clearance requirement, is it okay if I only bring one from the United States as I have not lived in Lesotho for the past 5 years? Best regards, Nchome Kotelo

Mica Russell

Good morning, I hope this message finds you well. I am a British National, currently working for NHS England in Lesotho for 6 months. I have applied for a temporary residence permit and I am currently awaiting approval from Immigration at Office of Home Affairs. I am planning a 2 week trip to Cape Town, starting 5th October 2023 and wish to cross the land border at Maseru Bridge, travel to Bloemfontein and then fly from Bloemfontein to Cape Town. I know that when I crossed the land border at Ficksburg I only received a 7 day visitor permit and for this trip I will require longer than this. I was hoping to book an appointment with the SA High Commision to apply for a 90 day multi-entry visa so I can travel to South Africa via land and stay for my intended trip duration of 2 weeks. Would this be possible please? Many thanks, Mica