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On 8 November 2019, the South African Ministry of Home Affairs amended the requirements for the entry of foreign minors.
From now on, if foreign minors travelling to South Africa travel with both parents, with one of their parents or with a person who is of legal age, they only have to carry a valid passport.

You can read the official statement here: statement. For more information, please contact the South African Embassy.
South Africans visiting Spain

If you are visiting Spain, please inform our Consular Section before traveling, by sending your names and passport details to the following email:


For South Africans in Spain who may find themselves in distress kindly contact the following number:

0034 677 535 146
Message from Ambassador Thenjiwe Ethel Mtintso
Important notice for Individuals receiving Pensions from South Africa
Please find attached important correspondenceconcerning your pension which has just been received from the South African Department of Labour. Please also find attached the Form mentioned in the correspondence.

For any enquiries please send an email to madrid.embassy@dirco.gov.za

Para contactar con nosotros envĂ­a un correo a madrid.embassy@dirco.gov.za

COVID-19 regulations are modified on a monthly basis. Therefore we strongly advise you contact the Embassy for updated information 2 weeks before departure.
Dear Reader,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Website of the South African Embassy in Madrid. South Africa is the gateway to Africa and is guided by the basic African philosophy of “Ubuntu” with fundamental values of, amongst others:- humility, solidarity, integrity, hospitality, respect, service, love and care.

In these pages you will discover a South Africa that offers the best investment opportunities in Africa with its stable economic and political environment; investor and business friendly legal and policy frameworks; attractive investment incentives; advanced and diverse industrial sector and sophisticated infrastructure and telecommunications.

This website and its links is but a small window into South Africa often referred to as ‘A World in One Country’ which is the most beautiful and the best Tourism destination in Africa, united in its diversity with a rich and painful history and a hospitable people in their 11 different official languages and vibrant and colorful cultures. You will enjoy the most amazing experience of the dizzying heights of our mountains such as the Table Mountain and the Drakensberg; be with Nature in our Game Reserves; swim in the tranquil of where the two Oceans, Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet; enjoy a “braai” (barbecue) under our blue skies while dancing to the beautiful melodies of our music and rhythms of our drums; taste the best wines and local drinks and enjoy yourself like never before.

Through these pages you will learn about the close and warm relations between South Africa and Spain entrenched on the strength of both countries’ democratic systems and strong economic bilateral relations based on our respect of and commitment to sovereignty, territorial integrity and adherence to multilateralism to address global challenges.

In these pages you will also find important links to other websites providing specific information on trade, investment opportunities, tourism and on our government in general. The Consular Section will provide you with all the information you need for your first or next exciting visit to our beautiful country.

We are a country of “Umntu nguMntu ngabantu/I am because You are and You are because I am” and therefore we need your visit and suggestions you may have about this website. Please do not hesitate to contact us on madrid.embassy@dirco.gov.za. Guided by our work ethos of Batho Pele/Putting People First we will be pleased to promptly respond to you.

Gracias, Thank you! Enkosi! Ngiyabonga! Ngiyathokoza! Ke a leboga! Ke a leboha! Ndo Livhuwa! Ndza Khensa! Dankie,

Ambassador Thenjiwe Ethel Mtintso
HE Ms TE Mtintso
Head of Mission
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