Due to the pandemic there are some changes in visa and passport requirements. Please call our office for updated information


South Africa

diplomatic and official visas

Classified Visa And Passport Services



Visa Requirements

No visa required up to 90 days

  • Original, signed United States Diplomatic or Official passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity, after completion of stay in South Africa, and contain at least two blank visa pages
  • Fully completed and signed Application form
  • Passport-type photographs: 2 –must be taken in the last 6 mos.
  • Passport must be signed
  • Title and purpose required
  • Must include title and name replacing for PCS
  • Application must state Section assigned to
  • Letter required for each application for PCS
  • EFM’s and MOH’s not holding a Diplomatic or Official passport require additional clearance through the Post Management Officer.
  • Diplomatic note required for Assignment
  • Submit two (2) cover letters
  • No visa required for Transit
  • No visa required up to 90 days
  • PCS needs the following
    • NOTARIZED copy of birth certificate-(for minor dependents only)
    • NOTARIZED copy of marriage certificate-(for dependent spouse only)
    • NOTARIZED copy of passport bio pages of all travelers

 For Dependents Only 

  • Notarized Copy of Diplomatic/Residency Permit of the sponsor
  • Notarized Copy Of Bio Page (Sponsor)
  • Notarized Travel Letter of Consent Form (dependent(s) traveling with 1 parent)


Minimum Processing Time –   10 Business Days TDY, 10 Days PCS (MFA approval required)

Get in touch

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.: Room C1-7: Washington, D.C. 20523: Tel. 202.842.8617 / 8618: Fax 202.842.8619: [email protected]

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