Consular services

Consular Services



    PLEASE NOTE: Passport validity to enter South Africa
    The Embassy has been informed by the South African Department of Home Affairs
    1. That South Africa will no longer accept any "extension stamp" in passports beyond the original expiration date from when passport was issued. If passport has added an extension period, the traveler will not be permitted to enter South Africa.
    2. The expiration date must be currently valid on date of entry and noted on the identity page.
    3. According to SA a passport needs to have more than six empty pages left in it.
    4. If you’re travelling to or from South Africa with a minor (younger than 18 years old) , you will need to produce an Unabridged Birth Certificate with Apostille for the child reflecting the particulars of both parents in addition to their passport. 
    5. Please note that notary services are only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 12pm
    Please contact our Consular Department if you have any questions.
    For further assistance
    Tel: 012 470 3510 for Israeli Citizens
           012 470 3511 for VISA
           012 470 3524 for Israeli Citizens

     082 078 8009
    email: ​​
      for Israeli Citizens
      for VISA
     Consular working hours
    Monday- Friday 9:00-12:00


    The Consular Department at the Israeli Embassy in South Africa has jurisdiction over the South Africa:
     South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe.
    Diplomatic Jurisdiction: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mauritius
    Whether you are planning to visit Israel and require visa information, or you are an Israeli citizen residing in the South Africa , the Consular department is available to assist with your enquiries.
    For general information such as our contact information and office hours please see the right hand column which features on each Consular page. There you will find all information on visiting the Consulate and the various forms, documents and payment prices and methods for our services.
    Basic Visa Requirements
    Visa Application form
    Flight Ticket/ Itinerary
    Hotel Confirmation
    Plan of Trip
    3 Months Bank Statement
    Employment Letter
    Two colour photos
    Visa fee of R360 to be paid to Embassy account
    Medical Aid Insurance
    Invitation Letter/ Student Letter 
    Postage fee of R40 if sent by mail.

    Security instructions for people visiting the Consulate offices

    1. Please bring photo ID.
    2. Every visitor and his belongings will be required to undergo a security check.
    3. For security purposes, no personal objects will be allowed into the mission, including
      handbags, mobile phones and electronic devices.
    4. Do not bring large handbags or suitcases to the mission.
    5. Do not bring food and/or beverage bottles or containers.
    6. The mission’s security directives apply to people in the consular waiting room. The
      instructions of the security staff must be obeyed at all times.

    Sending material to the Consulate

    Material that is posted to the Consulate must be only sent to and collected from the following address:
    Consulate of Israel
    428 King's Highway, Lynnwood, Pretoria
    All material should be sent in a next day special delivery envelope. You should also enclose a self addressed next day special delivery envelope for returning the material to you.
    The sender is responsible for material mailed to the mission.
    It is important to stress that there are cases in which you are required to visit the consulate in person. For more detailed information, see the section for Information for Israeli citizens.

    Methods of payment for Consular Services

    ACC NO: 51426306598

    Contacts and enquiries about improving the service provided to the citizens

    Emails can be sent to the following address:

    For feedback on the quality of service provided to the citizens by the mission, click here.

    Verification of public documents

    There are two possibilities for verifying a public document:
    1. Verification by means of apostille
    In 1978, Israel signed and ratified the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents – 1961 (hereinafter: the Hague Convention). The purpose of this Convention was to shorten the processes required for a particular country to recognise the official documents issued by another country, by means of apostille certification.
    Public documents and certificates that were issued in one of the countries that are signatories to the above Convention, and which bear the apostille stamp, are valid for presentation in Israel, without the need for additional verification / certification by the diplomatic / consular representative at the Israeli mission.
    Additionally, for countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention, no additional verification is required by the mission consul of the country for which the document is designated, if it was stamped with an apostille in Israel.
    With regard to a list of the countries that signed the Convention, and details about the authority competent to grant apostille certification in each country, as well as additional information, click here.
    The legalisation of British documents is done by:
    The Legalisation Office
    PO Box 6255
    Milton Keynes
    MK10 1XX
    Tel: 03700002244 (Mon-Fri 12:00-16:00)
    If there is a need for document translation services from the local language into Hebrew or vice versa click HERE to obtain a list of translators.


    2. Verification by means other than apostille
    Verification of a document in a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention should be implemented as follows:After the document is verified by the competent authority in the foreign country (usually the Foreign Ministry or Ministry of Justice), the Israeli consular representative verifies the signature of the competent authority.

    The main laws of the State of Israel on which consular work abroad is based:

    • The Law of Return, 5710 – 1950 – with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Entry into Israel Law, 5712 – 1952 – with all the amendments thereto over the
    • The Law of Citizenship, 5712 – 1952 – with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Passports Law, 5712 – 1952 – with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Names Law, 5716 – 1956 – with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Population Registration Law, 5725 – 1965 – with all the amendments thereto over
      the years.
    • The Notaries Law, 5736 – 1976 – with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Defense Service Law (Consolidated Version), 5747 – 1986 and the authority
      to implement it abroad – with all the amendments thereto over the years.
    • The Crime Register and Rehabilitation of Offenders Law, 5741 – 1981 – with all the
      amendments thereto over the years.




    Israelis living in South Africa:
    All Israeli citizens staying abroad for a period of over 45 days must register with the Israeli mission in whose area of responsibility they are staying.
  • Contact Information

    Embassy of Israel in South Africa
    428 King's Highway
    (Corner Elizabeth Grove)

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    012 470 3500


    Fax: +27(0)12 348 5518


    Consular Hours

    Monday to Friday

    9:00 - 12:00




    Embassy Hours (not consular office)

    Monday to Thursday

    9:00 - 16:00


    9:00 - 13:00

    The Embassy closes for Jewish & local holidays

    Contact Information