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We offer consular services at 5 locations in South Africa and Mauritius. Please contact the German Mission nearest to your holiday destination or nearest to your place of residence.

Deutsche Botschaft in Groenkloof, Pretoria
Deutsche Botschaft in Groenkloof, Pretoria © Deutsche Botschaft Pretoria

Embassy in Pretoria

Consular district: Provinces Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu/Natal, Northern Province, North West and Mpumalanga as well as Lesotho, Mauritius and Eswatini.

Due to the Corona-pandemic it is imparative to schedule an appointment for each service. Further information can be found here

Before visiting us, read the information available on your request on our website Services A-Z

Please pay attention to our list of public Holidays.

Address: 201 Florence Ribeiro Avenue, Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181


Online booking of an appointment at the Embassy in Pretoria 

Contact us: Did you read the information provided on our website and have further questions? Or do you want to make an appointment for a notarisation? Contact us

Attention: We reserve the right not to reply to questions if the answer can be found on our website Services A-Z or in the FAQs.

Neues Consulargebäude in Zonnebloem
Neues Consulargebäude in Zonnebloem © GK Kapstadt

Consulate General in Cape Town

Consular district: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape as well as St Helena.

Due to the corona-pandemic it is imperative to schedule an appointment for almost each service. Exception: You can pickup your passport Tuedsday and Wednesday between 13h30 and 14h30 without appointment.

Further information can be found here.

Before visiting us, read the information available on your request on our website

Services A-Z

Please pay attention to our list of public Holidays

Address: 4 Stirling Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town 7925

Online booking of an appointment at the Consulate General in Cape Town

Contact us: Did you read the information provided on our website and have further questions? Or do you want to make an appointment for signature authentication, consular certification, citizenship matters or  or notarisations? Contact us

Attention: We reserve the right not to reply to questions if the answer can be found on our website Services A-Z or in the FAQs.

Telephone (no passport and visa matters): Monday to Thursday 8:00 -16:00 and Friday 8:00 - 13:00 
+27 (0)21 405 3000

Honorary Consul in Durban

Honorary Consuls can offer many but not all services. There are some special provisions when consulting us. Applications launched with us in Durban will be forwarded to the Embassy in Pretoria for processing.

Before visiting us, read the information available on your request on our website Services A-Z and take note of the following special provisions.

Consular services are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. For each service it is imperative to schedule an appointment.

Contact or telephone (+27 (0)87 222 7776)

  • Passport applications
  • Citizenship matters
  • Birth Registration
  • Name declarations:
  • Other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)


  • Collection of a passport previously applied for
  • Life certificates (“Lebensbescheinigung”)
  • Certified copies and signatures (expect waiting times)
  • Translation of driver's licenses (expect waiting times)

Fees are set in Euro by the Embassy in Pretoria and may vary according to the current exchange rate. Please use an online currency converter to learn about the approximate amount in ZAR; the exact amount will be confirmed during your appointment.

Regarding passport applications, the fee is twofold: The passport fee charged by the Embassy in Pretoria which is set in Euro, plus the processing and courier fee for the interaction between Durban and Pretoria which is set in ZAR.

Find here the general fees charged by the Embassy in Pretoria.

The additional processing and courier fee charged by the Honorary Consul is 450,- ZAR.

Discounts may be given by arrangement for applications of (family) groups


We accept:

  • EFT (ZAR): bank transfer prior to the appointment
    Please estimate the amount with the help of an online currency converter and round it up to the full 10,- ZAR. Any over- or underpayments will be charged or refunded on the day of your appointment.
  • Cash in ZAR or by credit card (Visa/Mastercard/Diners): an additional bank fee of 50,- ZAR will be charged

We do not accept:

  • Checks
  • Postal orders

Bank information for EFT:

German Honorary Consul KZN
First National Bank, Westville Branch, Durban
Branch code: 223 526
Account number: 621 287 661 70

Address: 1st Floor, Block B, 1 Frosterley Crescent, Umhlanga, Durban 4319

Contact us: Did you read the information provided on our website and have further questions? Contact us

For any other matter, write to us here

Attention: We reserve the right not to reply to questions if the answer can be found on our website Services A-Z or in the FAQs

Telephone: Tuesday, Wedneday, Friday 8:00 to 12:00
+27 (0)87 222 7776

Honorary Consul in Port Elizabeth

Honorary Consuls can offer many but not all services. There are some special provisions when consulting us. Applications launched with us in Port Elizabeth will be forwarded to the Consulate General in Cape Town for processing.

Before visiting us, read the information available on your request on our website Services A-Z and take note of the following special provisions:

Contact or telephone (+27 (0)41 3974721)

  • Passport applications
  • Birth registration
  • Name declarations
  • Other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce)
  • Collection of a passport previously applied for
  • Life certificates (“Lebensbescheinigung”)
  • Certified copies and signatures
  • Translation of driver's licenses


Fees are set in Euro by the Consulate General in Cape Town and may vary according to the current exchange rate.

Regarding visa and passport, the fee is twofold: The visa or passport fee charged by the Consulate General in Cape Town and which is set in Euro, plus the processing and courier fee for the interaction between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.

Find here the general fees charged by the Consulate General in Cape Town.

The additional processing and courier fee charged by the Honorary Consul is 20,- Euros plus 120,- ZAR for courier service.

Fees can be paid in cash in ZAR, only.

Address: Corner of William Moffet and Circular Drive (Expressway), Walmer, Port Elizabeth 6070

Contact us: Did you read the information provided on our website and have further questions? Or do you want to make an appointment for passport applications, birth registration or name declaration? Contact us

Attention: We reserve the right not to reply to questions if the answer can be found on our website Services A-Z or in the FAQs

Telephone: Monday to Friday 8:00 to 12:00
+27 (0)41 3974721

Honorary Consul in Goodlands, Mauritius

Honorary Consuls can offer many but not all services. There are some special provisions when consulting us. Applications launched with us in Mauritius will be forwarded to the Embassy in Pretoria for processing.

Before visiting us, read the information available on your request on our website Services A-Z and take note of the following special provisions:

  • Passport applications: contact us or +230 283 7500
  • Visa (long-term): contact us or +230 283 7500
  • Translations (German/English/French): contact us or +230 283 7500
  • Birth registration: contact us or +230 283 7500
  • Name declarations: contact us or +230 283 7500
  • Other civil status matters (e.g. adoption, divorce): contact us or +230 283 7500


During our opening hours, you do not need an appointment for

  • Collection of a passport previously applied for
  • Life certificates (“Lebensbescheinigung”)
  • Certified copies and signatures
  • Emergency situations of German citizens (e.g. loss of passport)

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 to 12:00

Fees are set in Euro by the Embassy in Pretoria and may vary according to the current exchange rate. Please use an online currency converter to learn about the approximate amount in Rupee.

Regarding visa and passport, the fee is twofold: The visa or passport fee charged by the Embassy in Pretoria and which is set in Euro, plus the processing and courier fee for the interaction between Mauritius and Pretoria and which is set in Rupee.

Find here the general fees charged by the Embassy in Pretoria.

The additional processing and courier fee charged by the Honorary Consul is 2.400 MUR for passport applications and 2.800 MUR for visa.

We only accept payment in cash in Mauritius Rupee (MUR).

For the most part, the information offered by the Embassy in Pretoria is also valid for applicants in Mauritius. There may, however, be a few differences about which we will inform you personally.

In particular, Mauritian certificates (birth certificates, marriage certificates, divorce orders, etc.) must be furnished with an Apostil.

Schengenvisas: Citizens of Mauritius may enter Germany visa-free for visits of up to 90 days in a 180 day period. Citizens of other countries, who are not visa-free and reside in Mauritius must apply for a Schengenvisa directly at the German Embassy in Pretoria. Contact the Embassy.

Translations: We offer translation services in German/English/French. Please note, however, that we cannot guarantee that our translations will be accepted in Germany. If in doubt, please commission a sworn translator in Germany.

Mauritian citizens do not require a visa to enter Germany for short stays of up to 90 days in a 180 day period. Requirements to enter Germany:

  • Mauritian passport, valid for at least 3 months after the end of the intended stay.
  • return ticket
  • proof of purpose of trip (e.g. invitation letter, travel bookings)
  • proof of financial means
  • travel medical insurance

Address: Royal Road, St. Antoine, Goodlands, Mauritius

Contact us: Did you read the information provided on our website and have further questions? Or do you want to make an appointment? Contact us

Attention: We reserve the right not to reply to questions if the answer can be found on our website Services A-Z or in the FAQs

Telephone: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 to 12:00
+230 283 7500

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