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SA Consular and Embassy services

The Embassy is in Berlin.
Physical Address:
Tiergartenstr. 18,
10785 Berlin
Tel.: +49-30-22073-0
Fax: +49-30-22073-190
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Consulate  in Munich
Physical Address:
Sendlinger-Tor-Platz 5,
80336 Munich,
+49 89 2311630 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Currently the Munich office are experiencing problems with their telephone lines, which will hopefully be working soon.
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Honorary Consuls

The Honorary Consuls are tasked with the promotion of the South African export trade, serve as contact persons for visiting South African business people, distribute general information on South Africa and represent South Africa at functions and receptions.

IMPORTANT: Honorary Consuls are not mandated to deal with ANY Consular-related matters, e.g., certifying documents, processing of visa applications or travel restrictions. ONLY the South African Embassy in Berlin and the Consulate General in Munich are charged with this. You can find a list of honorary consuls here


All South African citizens / applicants requiring civic services, and who reside in Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Hessen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thüringen shall approach the South African Embassy in Berlin: Tiergartenstr. 18, 10785 Berlin 
All South African citizens/applicants requiring civic services, and who reside in Bayern and Baden-Wuerttemberg shall approach the South African Consulate-General in Munich: Sendlinger-Tor-Platz 5, 80336 Munich 

To schedule an appointment at the Consular in Munich please send an email to  and for the embassy in Berlin, use 

All requests for appointments must contain the following information:

  1.  The subject line of the email: Appointment request
  2. Applicant’s first name and surname
  3. Applicant’s date and place of birth
  4. Applicant’s South African identity number
  5.  Application type e.g. passport
  6.  Contact details (Address + mobile phone number)
Reference – SA Citizen Services Consular Business hours for civic services
For more information see the SA Citizen Services page of the Embassy
Tip: Check your email spam folder as the reply email from the embassy might end up there

Certification and signing of documentation before a South African Commisioner of Oaths

Documentation may be certified or signed before a Commissioner of Oaths either at the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Berlin or at the Consulate General in Munich.

 The relevant documentation to be certified and photo identification e.g. passport or identity document must be submitted in person and an appointment made for this purpose by contacting the Embassy in Berlin (Tel. 030 22073 0; Email: or the Consulate General in Munich (Tel. 089 231 1630; Email:

Emergency Number

The emergency number – 00491728676194 is for South Africans in distress during any emergency which includes but is not limited to natural disasters, national security emergencies, etc.  You may call this number only if you are in an emergency during non-working hours (i.e. between 4:30 pm and 8:00 am).

SA Citizen Services

The embassy as well as the consulate in Munich offers a variety of Citizen Services for example the renewal of passports or emergency travel documents to travel back to South Africa.
They are also responsible for birth registrations, and citizen issues like renunciation of your South African citizenship.
Additional services include a commissioner of Oaths, Apostille, and registering the death of a SA citizen in Germany.  For a complete list of services, visit the  South African Embassy in Germany website.

International relations

The Department of international relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).
Part of their mission is to provide consular services to South African nationals abroad.
They assisted in the repatriation of South Africans during the COVID-19 outbreak.

What to do if you have issues with appointments, service or documents

  • Use the Presidential Hotline (17737 or sends e-mail))  which was established in 2009 to create an interactive, accessible and responsive government. Members of the public can use the toll-free hotline to lodge queries or complaints relating to government services. The hotline is supported by a network of public liaison officers in national departments, provinces and municipalities. There is also an online Contact Us form

Certain documentation for example unabridged birth certificates, marriage certificates and confirmation of marital status can be obtained via 3rd party companies. The following companies are listed on our website.


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