Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges (DIAP)

Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act 37 of 2001
Policy on the Management of Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges 2011

For further queries, refer to the Directorate: Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges, as follows:

Ms Lyn de Jong

Director: Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges
Tel: + 27 (0)12 351 0605
Email: dejongl@dirco.gov.za

Ms L V Manual

Deputy Director: Diplomatic Security, Immunity Disputes, Permits and Front Office
Tel : + 27 (0)12 351 0367
E-mail: manuell@dirco.gov.za


Deputy Director: Accreditation: Foreign Representatives


Deputy Director: Diplomatic Privileges



: The official written form of communication with the Department is a Note Verbale, in duplicate. These should not be sent directly from a Consulate-General/Consulate but via the Embassy / High Commission of the country concerned or International Organisation.

It is essential that separate topics be dealt with in separate Notes Verbales as different sections / desks deal with different subjects.

A reminder that all official communication with the South African Government must be via the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) only in terms of the Foreign Service Act (FSA), No 26 of 2019.