Honorary Consul Durban


Contact details and services offered by the Honorary Consul in Durban.

Visa applications in Durban

Short-term (Schengen)

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Please note that the visa application must be completed online, then printed and handed in when applying. Please make sure to read the following requirements and bring all necessary documents. Appointments in Durban are optional for individuals, but please note following remarks:

Make an appointment: If you use our online appointment system your interview slot is scheduled and you will not have to wait.
Without Appointment: You can come to our offices an any normal working day between 08:30 - 11:30. Depending on the number of applicants, you may have to wait your turn.

Long-term (Residence Permit)

Compulsory appointment via e-mail or by phone +27 (0)31 266 3920.

Passport and Citizenship

Other Consular services

  • Certification of signatures and copies
  • Translation of drivers licenses
  • “Lebensbescheinigung”
  • Registration of births
  • Name declarations
  • Assistance in other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)

Opening hours and fees

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Honorary Consul


Horst Achtzehn, Honorary Consul




+27 (0)31 266 3920


+27 (0)31 266 3925

Postal address

P.O. Box 1166,Westville,Durban 3630


9 Kensington Drive,Westville,Durban 3629

Opening hours

Office hours

Mon - Fri

08:30 - 12:00

Consultation with Honorary Consul (only with appointment)

Mon - Fri
12:00 - 13:00

Contact Honorary Consul Durban


German, English


Website Honorary Consul Durban

Please note:

  • all fees are Euro based, so may fluctuate with the exchange rate. Please contact us for the exact amount in South African Rand
  • there are two fee components: the Embassy Visa fee and the handling/return courier fee for the facilitation and handling between Durban and the German Embassy in Pretoria
  • Please check below for possible fee reductions

Payment options

We accept:

  • EFT (ZAR): electronic transfer to our account
  • Cash or Credit Card payment (VISA, MASTER and DINERS only): an additional R50 bank transaction charge will apply
  • EFT (EURO) to a Euro account: the Euro fee plus converted handling/service fee (see below) applies - please pre-confirm the amount with us!

We DO NOT accept:

  • Cheques
  • Postal orders


Biometric passport (Applicant over 24 years)

80,-- Euro + R410

Biometric passport (Applicant under 24 years)

58,50 Euro + R410

Temporary passport

39,-- Euro + R410

Children's passport

26,-- Euro + R410

Biometric passport (48 pages)

102,-- Euro + R410

Note: There is NO additional fee for biometric scanning

Visa fees:

Schengen Visa

Minors between the age of 6 and 12

60,-- Euro + R410

35,-- Euro + R410

National Visa

Minors between the age of 6 and 12

75,-- Euro + R410

37,50 Euro + R410

Note: There is NO additional fee for biometric scanning

Service fee reductions apply to EFT payments only!

  • for qualifying family applications (4 or more): R50 reduction per applicant
  • for qualifying private group applications where limited means are proven (15 or more): R50 reduction per applicant
  • for qualifying registered commercial Travel or Visa Agents: R50 reduction per applicant
  • further exceptions

Banking Details:


First National Bank

Account Number: 621 287 661 70

Westville Branch, Durban

Branch code: 223 526

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