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Introduction

Non-Immigrant Visas are processed in Visa Sections at three United States Consulates in South Africa located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. 

U.S. Consulate Johannesburg processes applications for Immigrant Visas to the U.S. 

The U.S. Embassy in Pretoria does not provide any visa services. Applicants for visas in the Pretoria area should apply at the U.S. Consulate Johannesburg.

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The Visa Information Service Center

The Center is your point of contact and may be called telephonically for answers to your questions, acceptance of visa application payments and scheduling of visa appointments. 

  • Nationwide: 087 550-2160
  • From the U.S.: 1-703-439-2301
  • Consular Districts in South Africa Skype: USVISASOUTHAFRICA


Consular District in South Africa

U.S. Consulate Johannesburg

Processes Non-Immigrant Visa services for Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, and North-West Provinces. 

Processes Immigrant Visa services for all provinces, and for applicants from Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.

1 Sandton Drive
Sandhurst 2196
Telephone: (27) 11-290-3000
Fax: (27) 11-884-0396
Call Center:
087 550-2160 (Nationwide)
(1) 703-439-2301 (toll free within the United States)
consularjohannesburg@state.gov


Please Note: There is no public parking available for consular clients at U.S. Consulate Johannesburg.  Vehicles stopping and passenger drop-offs at U.S. Consulate Johannesburg driveways are not permitted.  Please be advised that vehicles may not stop or stand on Sandton Drive in front of U.S. Consulate Johannesburg to drop off, or pick-up passengers for any reason.  For a fee, secured parking is available at Sandton City Shopping Mall which is within a 10-minute walk of U.S. Consulate Johannesburg.


U.S. Consulate Cape Town


Processes Non-Immigrant visas only for Eastern, Northern & Western Cape Provinces, and St. Helena & Dependencies.

PostNet Suite 50
Private Bag x26
Tokai 7966
2 Reddam Ave.
Westlake 7945
Telephone: (27) 21-702-7300
Fax: (27) 21-702-7493
Call Center:
087 550-2160 (Nationwide)
consularcapetown@state.gov



U.S. Consulate Durban


Processes Non-Immigrant visas only for Kwazulu-Natal Province.

Old Mutual Centre
31st Floor
303 Pixley KaSeme Street
Durban 4001
Telephone: (27) 31-305-7600
Fax: (27) 31-305-7691
Call Center: 
087 550-2160 (Nationwide)
consulardurban@state.gov 

Please Note:  There is no public parking available for consular clients in the building which houses the U.S. Consulate General in Durban.  Paid Parking is available at several public parking garages in the area.  Parking garages closest to the Consulate General in Durban include: the Royal Hotel, the Workshop shopping center and Pine Parkade.

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.

Travel & Tourism in the U.S.

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Consular Forex Rate

  • November/December 2014:  $1 = R11.20

    Exchange rates are subject to change at any time.  Fees for mailed-in services (such as passport renewals) must be paid at the exchange rate of the date the application is received and processed by the Consulate.

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