Consular Services    

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The entry and visa requirements are available to download from the Berlin Embassy website: Click here

The entry and visa requirements for short stays / visits not exceeding ninety (90) days can be found on: Click here

The entry requirements for German citizens holding German passports going on holiday to the Republic of South Africa for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days can be found on: Click here

Please note that the requirements (of unabridged birth certificates, affidavits and written permission from parents) for the admission and departure of minor children can be found on: Click here

The visa requirements for long stays / visits exceeding three (3) months can be found on: Click here

Information regarding submitting applications and the consular business hours is available on the Berlin Embassy website: Click here

Please Note: All visa applications must be submitted in personat the Consulate in Munich – an appointment is not required to submit visa applications in person.

Please also note that our office does not accept / pre-check applications and documentation sent as scans via email.

On condition that a complete application has been submitted, port of entry visa, transit visa and section 11(2) authorisation visa applications are processed within 5 working days, while it may take up to 8 weeks to process long stay visa applications. Please note that status / progress reports would not be provided during the above-mentioned processing period. Furthermore, no ‘express service’ for processing visa applications is available – complete applications are adjudicated on a First-In-First-Out basis.

All visa applicants must submit a DHL envelope (ExpressEasy Prepaid National) with their application, which is required to return / courier the applicant’s original passport after the application has been adjudicated / visa issued. The envelope is available for purchase at any post office (Deutsche Post) branch see here

According to information available to our office, the postal delays due to strike action in Germany see here does not affect documents couriered by DHL.

Applicants may not collect passports in person after the application has been adjudicated / visa issued.

As the Immigration Act, as amended, makes no provisions for foreigners to undertake internships at companies and organisations in the Republic of South Africa, visas may not be issued to such foreigners, including foreign students whose studies prescribe an internship see here

General information on emigrating / applying for a permanent residence permit for the Republic of South Africa can be found on: Click here

The requirements for applications for South African documents e.g. passports, identity documents, birth, marriage and death certificates, can be found on:
Click here

All persons / South African citizens requesting civic services at the Embassy in Berlin or Consulate-General in Munich must submit their applications in person during the consular business hours: Click here

Frequently Asked Questions / Information on cash / repatriation deposit refunds, administrative fine payments, customs and importation, yellow fever policy, authentication of documentation, getting married in South Africa and applying for a South African police clearance certificate can be found on: Click here

Public Holidays for 2016  

On the following twelve Public Holidays the Consulate will stay closed.
  • Friday, 01 January, New Year’ Day
  • Monday, 21 March, Human Rights Day
  • Friday, 25 March, Good Friday
  • Monday, 28 March, Family Day
  • Sunday, 01 May, Workers Day (Holiday on Monday, 02. May)
  • Thursday, 05 May, Ascension Day
  • Monday, 16 May, Whit Day / Pentecost Day
  • Thursday, 16 June, Youth Day
  • Tuesday, 09 August, Women’s Day
  • Monday, 03 October, Day of German Unity
  • Friday, 16 December, Day of Reconciliation
  • Monday, 26 December, Day of Goodwill
GM Monyemangene Consul General
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