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New Immigration Regulations from 1 June 2015: Travelling to SA with Children
The South African Embassy will continue with the registration abroad for the 2019 elections. The relevant section regarding registration for citizens outside of the Republic is covered by sec 6 (1) in the Electoral Act.

To be eligible to register abroad, a person must:
  • Be a South African citizen;
  • Be 16 years of age or older (applicants can register from the age of 16 but only vote from age 18);
  • Possess a valid green bar-coded identity document, a valid Temporary Identity Certificate(valid for 2 months) or Smart Card;
  • Possess a valid South African passport and
  • Submit in person the application form, the identity document and a valid passport
Please note: Only a green bar-coded ID, a valid Temporary Identification Certificate or a Smart Card AND a valid passport are accepted for registration purposes. No other document must be accepted.

Registration will take place during normal working hours.

The Embassy can be contacted at +34 914363780

In terms of the new Immigration Act that came into effect on 26 May 2014, any applicant applying for a visa or permit must submit his or her application in person any at foreign mission of the Republic where applicant is ordinarily resident or holds citizenship.
Requirements and information
The Consular Section of the South African Embassy in Spain renders Immigration and Civic services to South African citizens, Spanish and also to foreigners living in Spain.

For information on country visa exemptions visit: Department of Home Affairs website.

Core Services

Permits (Temporary and Permanent)
Birth Registration
Identity Documents
Travel Documents
Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates
Personal Amendment
Official forms and documents
For more information, visit Department of Home Affairs website.

Spanish passport holders please take note that 90 days free travel with multiple entries into South Africa will be calculated from the first day of travel. There is no restriction on the times to re-enter during this period. The traveller will not get 90 days every time he or she enters. He or she will only be admitted for the days calculated from the first day of entry as the remainder of the original 90 days.

Please note that the South African Embassy in Spain does not have a mandate from the South African Police to issue Police Clearance Certificate.  The Embassy assists with taking of fingerprints and also has an instruction leaflet on the procedure to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate (click here to access form).
Contact details
Address  : South African Embassy
Calle Claudio Coello, 91 - 6th floor
28006 Madrid
Tel : +34 91 436 37 80
Fax : +34 91 577 74 14
Business hours consular section
Monday to Friday : 09h00 to 12h00
General :
Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA) 
Please click Here to access ROSA website
Amb L. S. Ngonyama
Head of Mission
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