Consular enquiries in South Africa
Information on services provided by the British high commission and offices in South Africa including services provided by other UK government departments such as visas and passports.
Please read the following information carefully before contacting us:
We support British nationals in South Africa. We issue emergency travel documents if a British passport is lost or stolen and issue standard letters and informative notes. Read more information on how we support British nationals abroad.
Check if you need a UK visa and contact UK Visas and Immigration from outside the UK to find out where to direct your visa enquiry.
See overseas British passport applications to find out how to renew or apply for a British passport and also the contact details for Her Majesty’s Passport Office.
British nationality enquiries
Entry requirements for South Africa
See South Africa travel advice to find out information about entry requirements, especially with children.
UK driving licenses abroad
Visit the DVLA website for information on UK driving licences and vehicles.
Getting married in South Africa
See getting married abroad for information.
Benefits and pensions abroad
See the International Pension Centre website for advice or information about pensions and benefits if you live abroad or have lived abroad.
Get a copy of a British birth, death or marriage certificate
You can order copies of British birth, death and marriage certificates online from the General Register Office. Please note that we cannot assist you if you need a South African birth, death or marriage certificate from the South African authorities.
Living in South Africa
See living in South Africa for useful information if you live in South Africa.
If you still cannot find the information online and it relates to consular assistance for British nationals you can contact us at email@example.com. Please be aware that we do not reply to enquiries about passports applications with HMPO or visas.
We aim to reply to emails within 10 working days. Please call us if you require urgent assistance.
Be advised email requests for support for British people overseas and general information are stored for two months, after which they are destroyed. Messages about UK visas and British passports are kept for one month.
Published: 20 April 2016