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As per Immigration Directive NO. 13 of 2019:




The Government of the Republic of South Africa has decided to unilaterally exempt ordinary passport holders from New Zealand from the requirements to be in possession of port of entry visas for a period of ninety (90) days for holiday and business visits. Effectively from 15 August 2019.


Long term visa application still need to be submitted to the VFS offices: Either in Wellington or Auckland.


Work Permits General
Critical Skills
Intra-company transfer
Study Permit
Business Permit
Relative Permits
Exchange permits
Medical treatment permits
Retired Person visa
Treaty Visa

Link to Department of Home Affairs: www.dha.gov.za

Civic and Immigration Services

Email: wellington.dha@dirco.gov.za

The SAHC in Wellington is able to assist with the following Consular Services:

  • Applications for Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
  • Birth Registration: New Born
  • Emergency Travel Certificates (one-way travel to RSA)
  • Identity Document Applications
  • Dual Citizenship Applications
  • Resumption of South African Citizenship
  • Renunciation of South African Citizenship
  • Determination of South African citizenship
  • Visa Applications

The BI-9 Fingerprint Form will be available at the High Commission when fingerprints are taken.


Certain category applications emanating from New Zealand can be posted:


The South African High Commission
P.O.Box 25406


All applications must include a New Zealand pre-paid track and trace courier bag (not envelopes).

The courier bag will be used to return documents.
Fees: As from 15 August 2019 the applicable application fees in New Zealand dollars are as follows:




ID Application (first application free)

NZ$ 16.00

Registration of Birth (free)
Registration of Death and Marriage(free)


Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

NZ$ 10.00

Amendment to Birth Register

NZ$   8.00

Change of forenames or Surname of minor

NZ$   8.00

Major to assume a different surname

NZ$ 36.00

Issuing duplicate confirmation of the change name

NZ$   8.00

Letter of confirmation of marital status

NZ$   6.00


NZ$ 45.00

Child passport

NZ$ 45.00

Emergency Travel Certificate

NZ$ 16.00

Maxi Passport

NZ$ 67.00

Resumption of SA Citizenship

NZ$ 34.00

Retention of Citizenship

NZ$ 34.00

Renunciation of SA Citizenship (free)


Determination of SA Citizenship


Visa/ Permit Fees:



Study permits:

NZ$ 48.00

Treaty Permit

NZ$ 48.00

Business permit: (more than 90 days)


Medical treatment permits:

NZ$ 48.00

Relative's permits for immediate family member

NZ$ 48.00

Work Permit
(quota, general, exceptional skills, intra-company transfer)


Retired Person Permit

NZ$ 48.00

Corporate permits:


Exchange permits:

NZ$ 48.00




Payment must be in the form of a bank cheque in New Zealand currency, made payable to the “South African High Commission”.

Personal Cheques and Credit Cards are not acceptable.

All applications for South African passports from New Zealand must be applied for at the South African High Commission in Wellington.

However, please note that all applications are forwarded to Pretoria and may take between 6-12 months to finalize.

Contact details of the South African High Commission in Wellington:

Telephone Enquiries: Consular Matters:

Monday – Friday 13h00 to 1700. No telephone calls will be taken with regards to Consular matters outside these hours.

Please make an appointment by phoning 04-8158484 to submit applications or to take fingerprints.

Email: wellington.dha@dirco.gov.za

Phone: +64 4 815 8484

Fax: +64 4 472 5010

Address: Level 7, AON Centre, 1 Willis Street, Wellington.

Postal Address: South African High Commission, P O Box 25406, Wellington, 6140

HE Ms VG Tulelo
Head of Mission
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