South African Embassy in Sofia

The Embassy of South Africa is located in Sofia which is the city of Bulgaria.

Moving towards the Head of Mission of the embassy of South Africa located in Bulgaria is Ms Vanessa Calvert, Ambassador. 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: Ms Vanessa Calvert, Ambassador

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

Dears, My name is Saša Simovi? and I am citizen of Republic of Serbia. As South Africa does not have the embassy in Serbia, I need to address to closest embassy with request to obtain the visa (either Sofia or Budapest). Hope you can give me a few clarifications: - Purpose of travel is visit to Tetra Pak factory in Pinetown (the same international company I am working for here in Serbia) - in order to meet (set of several meetings) with colleagues and visit to factory site. Planned duration should be a few days (less than a week). I suppose its touristic visa? - Must I apply for visa physically at embassy or is there any option for remote application (e.g. electronic visa request)? If it is physical, must I show personally or could I use the service of some agency and send the passport via post office?

South African Honorary Consulate in Varna, Bulgaria

18, San Stefano Street
9000 Varna

(+359) 52 603 387