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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
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Honorary Consuls

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

IMPORTANT: Honorary Consuls do not have the mandate to deal with ANY Consular-related matters e.g. certifying of documents, processing of visa applications, travel restrictions or information around the Corona situation etc. 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. Subject line of the email: Appointment request
  2. Full name of the applicant
  3. Contact details (Address + mobile phone number)
  4. Application type e.g. passport

In respect of documentation, which shall 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, it must be submitted in person and an appointment made for this purpose by sending an email request to the Embassy in Berlin ( or the Consulate General in Munich (
See more information in this Word document from the Embassy

Emergency Number

The emergency number – 00491728676194 is for South Africans in distress during any emergency situation 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 situation 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 like 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 like a commissioner of Oaths, Apostille, and Death of a SA citizen in Germany are also part of their services.  See the complete list here

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.

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