Your Gateway to the Rainbow Nation
The Mission is situated in Canberra, the capital of Australia.
Apart from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the departments of Trade and Industry and Home Affairs are also represented at the Mission.
Honorary Consuls are situated in Melbourne, South Australia, Brisbane (vacant) and Perth.
The South African High Commission is operational from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday.
The following public holidays will be observed by the Mission during the current year January to December 2015.
The Mission will remain closed on the dates.
Registration To Vote For The 2019 Elections
South African citizens who have not previously registered to vote or first time voters and wish to vote for the 2019 Elections, are hereby invited to apply for registration.
Registration of South Africans Abroad
South African Newspapers
Refund of Repatriation Deposits
Notice No. R 806 published in Government Gazette No. 38030, dated 13 October 2014
Refunds of Repatriation Guarantee Deposits lodged with the Mission have to be claimed before 28th Feb 2015. Failure to claim a refund by 28th February 2015 will result in the deposit forfeited to the State as unclaimed.
Statement by the Minister of Home Affairs, in Cape Town
Implementation of new immigration regulations on 16 September 2014.
Announcements with regard to the implementation of the new immigration regulations which came into effect on May 26th of this year - a postponement granted to June 1st 2015 of two particular requirements – the Unabridged Birth Certificate and written permission.
Travel Information for children (under the age of 18) travelling to South Africa
Where parents are travelling with a child, such parents must produce an unabridged birth certificate of the child reflecting the particulars of the parents of the child.
In the case of one parent travelling with a child, he or she must produce an unabridged birth certificate and:
Where a person is travelling with a child who is not his or her biological child, he or she must produce:
Any unaccompanied minor shall produce to the immigration officer:
Passport requirements – Machine readable with at least 2 blank pages when entering the Republic
Visa & Permit Information is currently under change please email firstname.lastname@example.org for requirements.
South African Temporary Passports will no longer be issued with effect for 1st September 2014 in accordance with recent directives. The Mission is no longer accepting applications for Temporary Passports with immediate effect.
Arts and Culture
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