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Dear Customers

Public Hours

Kindly be advised that public hours are from 08:30 to 15:30.

Due to the volume of applications received it is advisable to call the Embassy reception and make an appointment.

From 12:30 to 15:30 ONLY customers with appointments will be assisted. 

Recent statements by Home Affairs regarding changes to the manner in which visas are issued

According to a statement made on Friday 23 October 2015 there will be changes to the manner in which visas are issued.  The process to be implemented will facilitate easier access to visa facilities.

HOWEVER : Please note that these changes will be implemented over a period of time.  There will therefore be NO changes which will be immediately effective.  All rules and regulations pertaining to visa issues remain the same until published on the Embassy Website.

The South African Embassy in Helsinki is  located at Pohjoinen Makasiinikatu 4, Third Floor.

Public Hours 08:30 to 15:30.

To  be updated

There are over 50 million people living in South Africa. Though diverse, they have all embraced the concept of "ubuntu" which means literally "I am because we are". [Read about Culture]
New Bank Account
New Bank Account for Consular, Visa Matters
The Embassy now has a separate bank account for Consular and Visa matters. Details for payments are:

South African Embassy/DHA
Nordea Bank
Helsinki, Finland
Account number: 182030-25809
IBAN: FI41 1820 3000 0258 09
Registration of South Africans Abroad (ROSA)
By registering your trip on-line with ROSA you assist the Department of Foreign Affairs to locate you during an emergency. [Read]

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