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South African Embassy in Addis Ababa

Tel.   : (+251) 11 371 1002
(+251) 11 371 1017
Fax   : (+251) 11 371 3035
(+251) 11 372 4766
Email   : [email protected]
[email protected]
Website   :

Please Note:

Visits to the South African Embassy in Addis Ababa are strictly by appointment. For specific services, visitors must visit the designated section at the embassy and book an appointment accordingly on the email addresses mentioned above. For instance, if you want to apply for consular services, you should visit the Consular Section. To book an appointment, you can directly mail the high commission or consular email section .

Consular Services:

The South African Embassy in Addis Ababa offers a wide range of consular services, including the processing of visas and passports and document legalization. To apply for a new passport, renew your old passport, want to change the particulars on your current passport, or need to report about a lost or damaged passport, book an appointment with the high commission's passport service

These consulate services are listed below:

  • Process passport applications
  • Process visa applications
  • Legalization of documents
  • Issuing emergency travel documents
  • Power of attorney
  • Birth Certificate
  • Application forms
  • Authentication of documents

Visa types granted by South Africa are;

  • South Africa Visas for medical treatment
  • South Africa Visas for working in the entertainment industry
  • South Africa Visas for attending a conference
  • South Africa Visas for compliance of Treaty conditions
  • South Africa Visas for crew (maritime)
  • South Africa Visas for cultural / economic / social exchange programmes
  • South Africa Transit visas (foreigners en-route to the neighbouring countries)

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South Africa and Ethiopia Relations-

The South Africa and Ethiopia enjoy cordial bilateral relations. The high commission's diplomatic mission's mandate is to forge stronger and closer ties between the two countries. Pursuing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, including culture, defense, tourism, trade and investments, science and technology, security, and other fields while safeguarding mutual benefits, is vital for their relations. The countries are cooperating to resolve global issues like climate change, piracy, terrorism, cybersecurity, etc. The South Africa is the most important source market for tourism in Ethiopia.
*Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease the South African Embassy in Addis Ababa could have adjusted its office hours or services. Please do confirm personally.

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Awoke Derbie

My name is Dr. Awoke Derbie from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. I am invited to attend and present a scientific article on Virology Africa Conference 2024 to be held in Cape Town (15-18April). How you help me to get an entry visa to South Africa?

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