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:

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