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Weekdays, Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Consular section is located at:
200 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60604
Tel: 312-939-6540 – General Inquiries
Passports, Birth Certificates, etc:
(312) 939-6509 – Direct
Important note for all visa/permit applicants: Visa applicants must be submitted in person as of 15th October 2014. Visas are not issued the same day, and you are required to bring a prepaid self-addressed envelope (with a tracking number) for the return of your passport.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ):
- Question: Do I need a yellow fever certificate?
Answer: Only applicants who previously travelled to countries that have yellow fever are required to submit the certificate.
- Question: How many empty pages do I need to have in my passport?
Answer: At least one empty page must be reserved for stamps at the port of entry.
- Question: What is the acceptable validity of passport to enter South Africa?
Answer: Passport MUST be valid no less than 30 days after the expiry of intended visit.