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Registration for 2019 National Elections Abroad

In accordance with the IEC’s Communique 01 of 14 March 2018
Registration out of country will take place at all Embassies, Consulates-General and High Commissions as designated on the DIRCO website.

Citizens can check whether they are registered on the voters’ roll via the website of the Electoral Commission (EC) at

If registered inside South Africa then it is not necessary to register again abroad.

In order to be eligible to vote abroad, the voter will have to inform the Chief Electoral Officer via the completion of an online VEC10 of their intention to vote outside of the country. The online VEC10 will only be available on the website at from the date that the NPE2019 election is proclaimed, for a 15 day period.

Requirement for Registration

The following are needed for the voter to register at the South African Consulate-General:  

  • Make an appointment with one of the SACG officials listed below and Apply to register in person at the Consulate-General
  • An ID document or Smart ID card or Valid Temporary ID Certificate (TIC) 
  • A valid passport.
  • Applicant to complete a REC1/OC form.

Contact People with regard to voter registration:

Ms Dorah Mohapi ( or Ms Regina Mofokeng (
Tel. +86 21 5359 4977

The period for registration abroad/out of country is open until the proclamation of the NPE 2019 election. There may be a registration weekend that will be announced for South African citizens abroad.


Consul-General M A Hlahla
Head of Mission

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