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News from the Consulate

  • KwaZulu-Natal university launches LGBTI curriculum with U.S. Government support
    KwaZulu-Natal university launches LGBTI curriculum project with U.S. Government support

    The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) launched a curriculum development project supported by a grant from the U.S. government. The U.S. Consulate in KZN has had the privilege of being a long time partner of UKZN and other universities in KZN... 

  • WIFI and Internet Upgrade at our American Corner, Bessie Head Library, Msunduzi Municipality
    WIFI and Internet Upgrade at our American Corner, Bessie Head Library, Msunduzi Municipality

    Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) from the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, Virginia E. Palmer unveiled the new WIFI services at the American Corner. The Wifi Project was funded through the U.S. State Department. Dignitaries who attended the event included the Consul General of the U.S. Consulate in Durban, and Msunduzi Municipality representatives. 

  • Ambassador Patrick Gaspard, his wife Ms Raina Washington, and Consul General to KwaZulu-Natal Taylor Ruggles were invited to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Reserve by Dr Bandile Mkhize, CEO of Ezemvelo Wildlife to participate in a rhino conservation airlift operation.
    U.S. Ambassador Gaspard’s Road trip in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa

    From Richards Bay to Hluhluwe / Mfolozi, from Groutville to Durban, Ambassador Gaspard met with amazing South Africans and Americans working together to make their communities healthier and safer. 

  • KwaZulu-Natal celebrates 2014 World Wildlife Day
    KwaZulu-Natal celebrates 2014 World Wildlife Day

    The U.S. Consulate General Durban in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) started its celebration of World Wildlife Day on February 11 by hosting a roundtable discussion on wildlife trafficking in for visiting Director of Southern African Affairs Ms. Christine Elder. Members of the KZN NGO community, Ezemvelo Wildlife KZN, KZN Wildlife Crime Working group, and Project Rhino KZN discussed their concerns regarding the increase in wildlife trafficking in KZN. 

  • Consul General Taylor Ruggles attends the uMkhosi woSelwa (first fruits) ceremony
    Consul General Taylor Ruggles attends the uMkhosi woSelwa (first fruits) ceremony

    On Dec 16, 2013 in KZN, U.S. Consul General Taylor Ruggles gave a message of encouragement to young men attending an event on the eve of His Majesty King Zwelithini's annual uMkhosi woSelwa (first fruits) ceremonial activities at Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma 

  • KZN WAD 2013
    Celebrating World AIDS Day in KwaZulu-Natal

    In 2013, the U.S. Congress renewed this commitment to creating an AIDS free generation, and renewed funding for this historic global heath program.  

  • U.S. Consul General Taylor Ruggles spoke at the Adams College legacy
    U.S. Consul General Taylor Ruggles spoke at the Adams College legacy

    U.S. Consul General Taylor Ruggles spoke at the Adams College legacy dinner at Durban City Hall on November 20, 2013 to show support for the school founded by Americans, which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year. Adams College has produced three African National Congress (ANC) presidents: Dr. JL Dube, Dr. Pixley ka Isaka Seme, and Chief Albert Luthuli. 

Consul General

  • Consul General Frances Chisholm  is the Principal Officer at the Durban Consulate.  
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Announcements

  • Consular Consolidated Database: Update on Operational Status

    FEES:  Changes in Visa and Citizens’ Services
    On August 28, the Bureau of Consular Affairs announced changes to the fees for U.S. consular services overseas effective September 12, 2014
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    Consular Consolidated Database: Update on Operational Status
    The U.S. Department of State has made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases.  The Department of State is working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity, and our posts around the world continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases.  We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays.  Visa operations at our consulates in South Africa are continuing as normal.

Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency Contact Information for American Citizens

Contact Us

  • U.S. Consulate General - Durban
    Mailing Addresss
    303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street
    31st Floor, Old Mutual Center 
    Durban
    4001

    Physical Address
    303 Dr. Pixley KaSeme Street
    31st Floor, Old Mutual Center 
    Durban
    4001

    Tel: +27 (31) 305-7600
    Fax: +27 (31) 305-7691