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U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg

News from the Consulate

  • Consul General Christopher Rowan cutting the ribbon, helped by, from left to right, Ms. Jennifer Martin - TechWomen; Ms. Mathapelo Sekwai - Youth Club member; and Ms. Seithati Mabuya - Teacher
    Official Opening of the Rosa Parks Library Innovation Studio

    Exciting skills development opportunity in Soweto!! U.S. Consul General Christopher Rowan opened the “Innovation Studio” at our Rosa Parks Library in Soweto this week, launching a new project that will put valuable skills in the hands of young South Africans in Soweto – skills that can help them to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.  

  • Ambassador Gaspard congratulating a student while participating in awarding students their graduation certificates
    A Celebration of Service

    Last Friday, Ambassador Gaspard and Consul General Rowan attended the 2014 City Year South Africa graduation, the culmination of a year of volunteer service, civic engagement, and leadership development. The theme for this year’s graduation was “It’s in your hands.”  

  • Free State alumni get ready for a high-energy speed-networking session
    Alumni Connect in the City of Roses

    On Thursday, November 6th, Free State province-based alumni of U.S. government exchange programs gathered in Bloemfontein to expand their networks, reconnect with the U.S. Embassy, and gain insights into the range of alumni-specific resources available to them.  

  • Consul General Christopher Rowan and the Executive Mayor of Westonaria, Councillor Nonkoliso Tundzi, jointly cut a ribbon to officially declare the new American Corner open
    New American Corner Opens in Westonaria

    On Tuesday, October 14th, the Public Affairs Section at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg, in partnership with the Westonaria Local Municipality, opened a new American Corner in the Westonaria Public Library. 

  • Ayanda Ngobeni receiving a certificate of completion from Public Affairs Officer John Warner with Public Affairs Staff.
    Three Days of Diplomacy

    As part of a Life Orientation school project, Ayanda Ngobeni, a Grade 11 student at Redhill School, spent three days recently in a Job Shadow with Assistant Public Affairs Officer Jared Yancey. This ambitious young lady is seriously considering diplomacy as a future career.  

  • NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum (2nd from right) presents a jersey to Consul General Earl Miller (2nd from left) with NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo (left) and Amadou Gallo Fall (Vice President and Managing Director, NBA Africa) (right)
    NBA’s Basketball Without Borders Program Makes Landfall in South Africa

    On Monday, August 4, the U.S. Consulate General in Johannesburg, through our Sports Envoy Program, partnered with the Mogale City Sports Development Office to organize a mentoring session and basketball clinic for 100 students from Kagiso-Lusaka Township. 

  • CG Miller and Consulate Staff with players from the Northern Cape Zebras
    Consulate Staff Enjoy a Day of Hoops

    The Basketball National League (BNL) is South Africa’s Men’s Professional Basketball League which launched in 2012 and is comprised of 12 teams. Their second season began on June 13 of this year and continues with 3 games on Saturday as well as on Sunday. 

Consul General

  • Consul General Christopher Rowan
    Meet our Consul General
    Christopher Rowan arrived in South Africa on September 25, 2014 as the new U.S. Consul General in Johannesburg.  A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Rowan previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Khartoum, Sudan.
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  • 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 - Johannesburg
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 787197
    Sandton 2146

    Physical Address
    1 Sandton Drive
    (Opposite Sandton City)

    Tel: +27 (11) 290-3000
    Fax: +27 (11) 884-0396